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UC San Diego Prospective Academic Applicant Resources

Resources on this page are meant to assist prospective applicants with reviewing and applying to academic job opportunities available at UC San Diego.

AP Online Recruit is the UC Systemwide applicant tracking system for academic recruitment used at all UC Campuses. This platform accepts, reviews, and evaluates applications and tracks all the documents and reports related to each academic recruitment.

Individuals interested in applying to academic positions are invited to submit their materials on Recruit

UC and UC San Diego Academic Recruitment Policies

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California prohibits smoking and tobacco use at all University controlled properties.

The UC San Diego Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is available online at: This report provides crime and fire statistics, as well as institutional policy statement & procedures. Contact the UC San Diego Police Department at (858) 534-4361 if you want to obtain paper copies of this report.

About UC San Diego

UC San Diego

UC San Diego is a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public institution that provides opportunity for all. Recognized as one of the top fifteen research universities worldwide, a culture of collaboration sparks discoveries that advance society and drive economic impact.

Visit About UC San Diego for additional university related information. 

Academic Personnel Services

The Office of Academic Personnel Services (APS) serves as the central academic personnel office for the entirety of UC San Diego. 

Under the leadership of the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel, APS performs and provides a wide range of academic personnel related functions and services to the UC San Diego General Campus, Institution of Oceanography, and UC San Diego Health Sciences.

Visit Academic Personnel Services for additional information. 

Academic Recruitment Services

The Office of Academic Recruitment Services (OARS) provides support to University departments in addressing academic diversity and equal employment opportunities associated with faculty recruitment. It develops and is responsible for providing an annual review and update of the UC San Diego Academic Personnel Affirmative Action Program (AAP) in addition to faculty representation reports, and resources to support academic diversity and inclusion.

It is the policy of the University of California to undertake affirmative action, consistent with its obligations as a Federal contractor, for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities and for covered veterans. The University commits itself to apply every good faith effort to achieve prompt and full utilization of minorities and women in all segments of its workforce where deficiencies exist. These efforts conform to all current legal and regulatory requirements and are consistent with University standards of quality and excellence.  

Visit OARS for additional information.

Faculty Resources/Affinity Group Resources

Finding community here at UC San Diego is important. Aamong the many perks of choosing UC San Diego, our faculty and staff affiliations and other professional resources are here to help you find community and belonging. Below are many of the various campus communities that we encourage anyone to familiarize themselves with.  


Center for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion: 


Location: 9500 Gilman Dr. 


Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, Desi American Resource Center: 


Location: 9500 Gilman Dr.  

APIMEDA Resource Center email: 

APIMEDA Faculty Programming: 


Black Resource Center: 




UJIMA email: 


Cross Cultural Center: 


Location: 9500 Gilman Drive 

CCC email: 


Intertribal Resource Center: 


Location: 9500 Gilman Drive 

ITRC email: 


LGBT Resource Center: 



LGBT Resource Center email: 

LGBT Faculty/staff association website: 

Raza Resource Centro: 


Location: Pepper Canyon Hall, Level 2, Room 264 

Raza Resource Centro email: 

Chicanx/Latinx Staff Association email: 

Website for CLSA 


Women’s Center: 


Location: Student Center West, Bldg. 290 
(Right above Blue Pepper Thai Restaurant, across from the Main Gym) 

Women’s Center email: 


International Scholars

UCSD employs over 2,500 international professors, researchers, and visiting scholars. If you are looking to apply to UCSD and may need sponsorship, please visit UCSD’s Prospective International Scholars at the Office of International Scholars office.

Applicant Accommodations

Applicants needing assistance to complete an online application can contact the Office of Academic Recruitment Services at or contact the hiring department directly. 

Examples of accommodations can include: 

  • Providing written materials in accessible formats, such as large print, braille, or audiotape 
  • Providing readers or sign language interpreters 
  • Changing the location of the on-campus interviews to accessible locations 
  • Virtual or phone interviews in-lieu of on-site campus interviews 
  • Adding additional interview dates and times

The Higher Education Recruitment Consortium has created this Guidebook for Jobseekers with disabilities, click here to view

Institutional Reference Checks

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC San Diego requires all candidates for academic appointments with tenure or security of employment to complete, sign, and upload the Institutional Reference Check release form entitled “Authorization to Release Form” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the candidate does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for positions with tenure or security of employment will be subject to institutional reference checks.

Instructions for use of this form:

1. Download the Authorization to Release Form.

2. Complete and sign the form.

3. Upload the form as required by the job posting.

For additional assistance, please contact

For a full listing of academic job postings, go to