We advance UC’s mission through innovative academic policy and programs serving UC faculty and students.

Academic Personnel and Programs manages systemwide programs and develops policy supporting faculty careers at UC, including recruitment, retention, advancement, compensation, diversity, and affirmative action. We have universitywide responsibility for education abroad and exchange relationships. We provide faculty and students with opportunities to study and work in Washington, DC and Sacramento. We help prepare high school and middle school students for university opportunities. Several of our programs offer publication, media, and digital services to the UC community as well as to California and to the world.

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Phone: (510) 987-9479

Academic Personnel and Programs
University of California Office of the President
1111 Franklin St., 11th floor
Oakland, CA 94607-5200


The ADVANCE grant and initiative are focused on improving recruitment and retention of women and underrepresented minority faculty members in STEM fields.

President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PPFP) offers postdoctoral research fellowships, faculty mentoring and eligibility for a hiring incentive to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity.

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