Catalyzing institutional transformation and inclusive excellence through recruitment and development of diverse faculty across UC San Diego
The UC San Diego
NIH-funded Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) program initiative is recruiting
12 new tenure-track assistant professors who have demonstrated a strong commitment to promoting diversity and inclusive excellence in the biomedical workforce.
Applications for the FIRST program are now being accepted! First review date is October 1, 2023.
NEW | UC San Diego FIRST Program held an information session webinar on September 13, 2023. Please contact the program at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like access to the webinar recording.
The UC San Diego FIRST program will enhance institutional transformation and inclusive excellence through hiring
12 diverse faculty
in 4 clusters areas including
Cancer, Cardiovascular Sciences, Immunology/Infectious Diseases and Neurosciences
. The FIRST faculty will form a cohort and engage in structured Faculty Development Core components that provide effective, evidence-based professional development. FIRST faculty will receive strong mentorship in research and career development, guidance in academic promotion, integration into the university and access to networks of colleagues and communities of diverse scholars.
Read about UC San Diego FIRST Program News
UC San Diego Receives $16 Million NIH FIRST Award
The UC San Diego FIRST Program will enhance diversity in the biomedical sciences with the recruitment of diverse, early-career researchers and new programs to improve faculty recruitment, retention, inclusion and success. Read more
UCSD Awarded $16M to Recruit Diverse Biomedical Science Faculty
UC San Diego is the recipient of a five-year, $16 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to recruit 12 diverse, early-career research faculty in the biomedical sciences. Read more
Explore FIRST at UC San Diego
Applications Now Open!
First review date | October 1, 2023Apply Now