May 17, 2022

Dear colleagues,

This is a call for nominations to appoint Inclusive Excellence Professors to serve UCI faculty, supported by a grant for Advancing Faculty Diversity from the UC Office of the President (PIs: Professors Ilona Yim and Nina Bandelj).

Inclusive Excellence Professors will work as advisors to the Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development to organize and run faculty development activities. They will also serve in one-on-one mentoring roles as appropriate for faculty on campus.

Inclusive Excellence Professors will be UCI faculty at advanced associate rank or higher, who have a demonstrated commitment and a track record of activities that advance inclusive excellence on campus. The term of appointment is September 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023, with a possibility of renewal. Research funds of $5,000 will be provided.

Nominations should include a brief cover letter, the nominee’s current CV and inclusive excellence activities statement. Self-nominations are encouraged.

Please submit nominations to Reina Marchi, by June 10, 2022. Should you have questions, please reach out to Nina Bandelj, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development, at


Diane O’DowdVice Provost, Academic PersonnelHHMI Professor, Developmental & Cell Biology