Institutional Collaboration

The Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) coordinates complex faculty issues with Health Sciences and several Campus Offices to facilitate faculty compliance equity, diversity, and inclusion.  

Health Sciences Academic Affairs
The Academic Affairs office provides oversight and assistance for academic appointments and advancement, faculty compensation, and interpretation of UC policies.

Academic Personnel Services (APS)
APS facilitates the recruitment, advancement and retention of a world-class, diversified faculty and other academic personnel.

Campus Counsel
OFA reports to the Chancellor and to the Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel, this office provides legal advice, retains outside counsel, manages litigation, reviews university policies, and works closely with other administrative offices to ensure legal compliance and to respond to disputes.

Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) works to ensure that the campus community is one of equal opportunity, where mutual respect and cross-cultural collaboration is fostered and open dialogue is encouraged. UC San Diego has many resources that support the recruitment and retention of historically underserved populations, deepen understanding and challenge misconceptions surrounding diversity, and develop proactive leaders who advocate for inclusion.

For additional information, please contact EDI at

Office of the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD)
OPHD’s mission is to educate the UC San Diego community about issues of bias, harassment, and discrimination, and to assist with the prevention and resolution of these issues in a fair and responsible manner.

Office of Research Affairs
Research Affairs provides value-added services that help our scholars and scientists compete for, win, and administer grants; streamlines administrative processes; oversees key research collaborations; helps speed discovered to the marketplace; builds partnerships with industry and other institutions; and helps bring the next generations of researchers into our classrooms and labs. 

UC San Diego Health Compliance Program
This office supports all UC San Diego Health employees and all those who act on behalf of UC San Diego Health in making decisions consistent with the Ethical Values and Standards of Ethical conduct.

UC San Diego Health Human Resources
Human Resources team supports the clinical, research, and academic missions through hiring, employee advocacy, employee development, manager support, and employee health and welfare benefits.


UC Office of the President and UC San Diego Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs

UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PPFP) was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority PhD recipients to pursue academic careers at University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, professional development and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC. PPFP fellows provide a pipeline for faculty recruitment.

Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (CPFP) offers postdoctoral research fellowships and mentoring to promising scholars whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. CPFP fellows provide a pipeline for faculty recruitment.

UC San Diego Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) Program
This NIH/NIGMS-sponsored postdoctoral training is a three year program of mentored, post-doctoral research experience in the biomedical sciences at UC San Diego. The program provides training in research, teaching, and other critical skills that are needed to conduct high quality research and pursue an independent research and teaching career in an academic environment. IRACDA fellows provide an important pipeline for faculty recruitment.