Academic Recruitment Process

The Office of Academic Diversity and Equal Opportunity (OARS) guides departments in their recruitment efforts in order to ensure fair and equitable hiring practices at UCSD.  OARS monitors academic recruitments by reviewing and analyzing the departmental reports that document the progress of academic searches, and it provides the following guidelines and information resources on how to properly conduct an open recruitment:

Develop Recruitment Plan and Outreach Efforts

Identify Outreach Efforts

Appoint a Search Committee

Recruiting International Candidates

Develop Ad Text

Submit Recruitment Search Plan

Carry out Recruitment Plan and Outreach Efforts

Conduct Outreach

Accept applications in APOL RECRUIT

Review Applicant Pool

Evaluate Applications, Interview and Select Candidates

Evaluate applications

Submit Recruitment Shortlist Report

Interview Candidates

Submit Recruitment Search Report

Conclude Search

Concluding a Search in APOL RECRUIT

Types of Academic Appointments Requiring an Open Recruitment

Open recruitment are conducted for new appointments, which are defined as the employment of an individual whose immediately prior status was not in the employ of the University of California, San Diego, regardless of percentage of appointment.


Permanent transfers do not require an open recruitment; the two types of transfers can be categorized as:

  1. Intercampus (a transfer from one campus to another within the University of California system)
  2. Intracampus (a transfer from one department to another within the UCSD campus).
Follow step by step instructions on how to conduct an Open Recruitment and utilize our APOL-Recruit Training Page. For further help please email with "Recruitment Help" in the subject line.