To: Administrative Officers, Deans, Department Chairs, Directors and Faculty

Dear Colleagues:

The UCLA Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) seeks a dynamic faculty member to serve as the next Associate Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (AVC EDI). The AVC EDI will provide key leadership on EDI-related matters, work throughout the UCLA community and provide guidance and leadership regarding key research initiatives. The AVC EDI reports to the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (VC EDI) and serves on the EDI Leadership Team. In collaboration with the VC EDI, the AVC EDI engages and advises UCLA’s administrative and faculty leadership, including the Executive Vice Chancellor/Provost, Deans, Directors and Chairs on a range of matters concerning equity, diversity and inclusion.

Duties will include, but are not limited to: (a) designing and overseeing interdisciplinary institutional research and engagement initiatives; (b) developing and leading engagement initiatives within the UCLA community; (c) representing the Vice Chancellor and EDI at key meetings and committees; and (d) related administrative duties. Qualifications for success include strong experience in community building, an outstanding scholarly research and publication record; experience developing interdisciplinary research projects and programmatic initiatives; a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion; and the ability to work collaboratively and diplomatically throughout the UCLA community. The AVC EDI is expected to work effectively with EDI staff, Equity Advisors, other members of the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and campus and community partners integral to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion at UCLA.

This is a part-time, tenured faculty appointment with compensation in the appropriate department or school at the advanced associate or full professor rank. This is an annual appointment, subject to renewal, with an anticipated term of three (3) years. This is an internal recruitment limited to current UCLA ladder-rank faculty members.

To apply, please submit the following application materials using the AVC EDI Application Form.

  1. A one-page statement of interest that includes information about the candidate’s research, administrative and leadership experience, and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. Contact information for two professional references and one student reference

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, starting October 8, 2021. The application period will close on December 17, 2021. The starting date for the AVC EDI is negotiable in Summer 2022.

Inquiries may be addressed to Anna Spain Bradley, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, at or Margaret Shih, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Bruin Engagement, Neil H. Jacoby Chair in Management and Professor of Management and Organizations at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, at

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (PDF).

The University of California is committed to excellence and equity in every facet of its mission. Contributions in all areas of faculty achievement that promote equal opportunity and diversity should be given due recognition in the academic personnel process, and they should be evaluated and credited in the same way as other faculty achievements. These contributions to diversity and equal opportunity can take a variety of forms including efforts to advance equitable access to education, public service that addresses the needs of California’s diverse population, or research in a scholar’s area of expertise that highlights inequalities. Mentoring and advising of students or new faculty members, particularly from underrepresented and underserved populations, should be given due recognition in the teaching or service categories of the academic personnel process.


Anna Spain Bradley
Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion