University of California, Riverside

Human Resources

Equal Employment & Affirmative Action

Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Diversity are key variables which are woven into each step of our hiring process to support UCR’s achievement of excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Employment Opportunity laws prohibit discrimination and harassment in employment (including the hiring process) based on an individual's ancestry, age (40 and above), color, disability (physical and mental, including HIV and AIDS), genetic information, gender, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, medical condition (genetic characteristics, cancer or a record or history of cancer), military or veteran status, national origin (includes language use restrictions), race, religion (includes religious dress and grooming practices), sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), sexual orientation.

Affirmative Action

Universities must take affirmative action to recruit and advance qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. Affirmative actions include training programs, outreach efforts, and other positive steps to ensure equal employment opportunity.

A solid understanding of Affirmative Action and its integration with the search process is required of anyone having a role in the hiring process.


Diversity refers to individual differences (ideas, perspectives, life experiences, learning and working styles, personality types) and group/social differences (e.g. race, socio-economic status, gender, sexual orientation, cultural, political, religious, and other affiliations) that can be engaged to achieve excellence in teaching, learning, research, scholarship, and administrative and support services.

UCR values diversity and endeavors to build upon this vital strength.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

For more information about  EEO rights for applicants, please see the attached PDF

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Riverside, CA 92507

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