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Building a diverse faculty

Faculty Diversity

“A diverse faculty is a cornerstone of academic excellence. By reaching out far and wide to recruit and hire a diverse cohort of faculty who will then be supported, mentored, and developed in a way that fosters retention and eliminates isolation, Rutgers will set in motion a self-reinforcing academic community that is committed to diversity and inclusive excellence.”

Jonathan Holloway, Rutgers University President

Building on Our Strengths

Learn more about our goal to foster academic excellence and invest in faculty diversity by recruiting new faculty and connecting current faculty doing synergistic research in priority areas. 

Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows

In Fall 2023, Rutgers University welcomed its inaugural cohort of Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows.

The appointment is for a two-year term starting July 1, 2024, with the possibility of subsequent appointment to a tenure-track faculty position at one of four Rutgers locations: Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Rutgers University–Newark, and Rutgers University–Camden. Applicants may request to be affiliated with a particular campus across the Rutgers corridor, although all placements will be made in consultation with departmental and campus leadership.


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How is diversity being defined?

Diversity may include but is not limited to, ethnicity, race, gender expression or sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, or other personal or professional characteristics that have led to systematic marginalization from the research and academic mission.

Promoting Institutional Transformation

The Faculty Diversity Collaborative is building a community of practice with individualized and targeted supports along the faculty life cycle to increase diverse faculty, ensure effective mentoring, expand networking opportunities and develop leadership skills to foster a sense of belonging and professional growth in the academy for all.

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Working to Build a More Racially Just Future

The Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice brings together scholars from across the university to use humanistic theories, methods and approaches to study global issues of race and social justice.

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University Committee on Diversity, Race and Gender

This universitywide committee formed in July 2019 is a partnership between the university administration and the union to recommend initiatives pertaining to diversity, including diversity training, recruitment, retention, mentoring, and professional development.

Faculty News

Jamille Nagtalon-Ramos, assistant professor of nursing

“My research interests have been fueled by my cultural roots and clinical expertise,” Jamille Nagtalon-Ramos said. "I am deeply interested in investigating the Filipino American experience and the role that family, culture, and the community play in influencing health outcomes. I will always be grateful that I not only worked with other leaders as part of this cohort, but that I was able to meet so many young people and their loved ones, who stand to benefit from the cohort’s work.”