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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 2022, Rutgers University will welcome its inaugural cohort of Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows.

The appointment is for a two-year term starting July 1, 2022, 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. 

Interested in applying for the next cohort?

Submit your application by October 31, 2022 at 11:59 pm ET.


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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/postdoc engagement, 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 Diversity News

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In honor of Native American Heritage Month, members of the RU Indigenous student organization at Rutgers University-New Brunswick shared brief essays about their history, traditions and culture and their desire to be recognized. Camilla Townsend, Distinguished Professor of History who researches indigenous history and language, also shares her thoughts on the importance of native studies and its future at the university.