Faculty Demographics

Faculty diversity is a source of strength in Health Sciences. Our diverse backgrounds -- of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, and experience -- enhance our ability to achieve our core mission of service, teaching, and research. Faculty demographic data reveal the distribution of gender, underrepresented faculty, attrition, age distribution, and leadership diversity.

The data are extracted annually from the campus payroll system on November 1. This date aligns with campus headcount reports and captures any delayed promotions and appointments that are retroactive to July in the same calendar year.

Underrepresented Minority Faculty

Underrepresented minority (URM) faculty demographics results come from payroll data of faculty who self-report as Latin American/Latino, Black/Afro-American (not Hispanic), American Indian/Alaskan Native, Mexican/Mexican American/Chicano, or Other Spanish/Spanish American. The established URM groups follow federal guidelines.

Faculty Attrition

This dataset comprises faculty who resigned or retired from their faculty positions between November 1 and October 31 of the prior year. This includes faculty who changed to a staff physician contract, non-salaried faculty position, or retired faculty who returned to active duty (RTAD).

Leadership Diversity

This dataset contains faculty with official academic leadership positions in Health Sciences. This list is updated annually by OFA and verified before publication by department business officers (DBOs). Leadership positions are defined as follows:

  • HS leadership: vice chancellors (assistant and associate) and deans (assistant, associate, and senior associate)
  • Departmental leadership: (chairs, vice chairs, division and section chiefs, and Organization Research Unit directors)
  • Faculty with multiple leadership positions are only counted once per category unless they have leadership positions in more than one department.

 2016-17 Demographics -FINAL.pdf