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CAMPSSAH Faculty Scholar Nomination

CAMPSSAH Faculty Scholars Nomination

The Office of Academic Diversity (DEI-OAD) is pleased to announce that the Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (CAMPSSAH) is accepting nominations for the 2024-2025 cohort of Faculty Scholars.

Now in its fifth year with 24 Faculty Scholars across 15 disciplines, CAMPSSAH continues to build on the Impact Recruitment Initiative (IRI), whose origins were in calls for greater numbers of faculty whose teaching, research and service focused the experiences, contributions and aspirations of African American and African Diaspora students and communities. CAMPSSAH represents the successful institutionalization and broadening of IRI to encompass the recruiting, integration, and retention of whose research, reaching, scholarly and creative production bring multicultural perspectives to the social sciences, humanities, and the arts with an emphasis on contributions that addresses the voices and visibility of underrepresented students and communities at UC Davis.

CAMPSSAH also provides a space for these faculty to strengthen and enhance their engagement with underserved communities through their research, teaching, and service, within and beyond the campus of UC Davis.


If you have any questions about the eligibility of a nominee, please contact Faculty Director, Maxine Craig ( and copy to Thomas O’Donnell (

Department Chairs, in consultation with Deans, may nominate candidates that have been interviewed and offered a position for a UC Davis Academic Senate faculty position in the social sciences, arts, or humanities (that is at least a 50% tenure-track/ladder-rank position) within the current recruitment cycle/academic year, if they meet one or more of the review criteria listed in the next page.

Nomination materials are due May 31, 2024.

The CAMPSSAH Review Committee evaluates the nominations and forwards its recommendations to the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, who makes the final selection. The 2024-2025 CAMPSSAH Scholars will be announced in the summer and formally inducted in fall 2024.

In addition to exceptional records of research and teaching excellence, successful nominees will also have demonstrated commitment and an accomplished track record (calibrated to their career stage) of teaching, research, or service activities addressing the needs of underrepresented students or communities in their field of study.

Successful candidates will have a clearly articulated vision of how their work at UC Davis will continue to contribute to the University’s mission of serving the needs of our diverse student population. They must also demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of historically marginalized identities in higher education. Applicants’ track record of engagement and activity related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as well as their plans for future engagement will be a significant part of the overall evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications for a CAMPSSAH Faculty Scholar award.

The contributions of nominees to diversity will be evaluated using the review criteria consistent with the University of California Academic Advancement Criteria (APM 210-1-d) and are listed below.


To nominate a candidate, Department Chairs and Deans must submit a nomination package to the CAMPSSAH Review Committee. Nomination materials are due May 31, 2024.

Please send the requested materials below in a single PDF to Faculty Director, Maxine Craig ( and copy to Thomas O’Donnell (

  1. This Nomination Form
  2. The faculty candidate’s dossier:
    1. Curriculum vitae
    2. Job application cover letter
    3. Contributions to Diversity statement
    4. Statement of Research
    5. Statement of Teaching
    6. References
  3. A letter summarizing any additional salient professional experiences or qualifications
  4. The faculty position announcement
What comes with a successful nomination?
  1. Partial salary off-set to hiring deans;
  2. FOCUS UC Davis​​​​​​​The Office of Academic Diversity (OAD) was recently awarded a University of California, Office of the President (UCOP) Advancing Faculty Diversity grant that provides Faculty Scholars with the opportunity to participate in a two-day grant-writing or manuscript-writing workshop led by either a professional Research Development Specialist (for grants) or writing coach and developmental editor (for manuscripts).
  3. LAUNCH Committee organized by the Office of Academic Affairs
    • The LAUNCH Committee supports early professional integration and development of new faculty as they begin their careers at UC Davis. A LAUNCH committee has at least three members and is typically chaired by a senior faculty member with related research interests in your department. Committee members may include the Department Chair or their delegate, and a senior faculty member from outside the department working in a field related to yours.
  4. Networking Opportunities
    • CAMPSSAH Research Colloquia are scheduled throughout the academic year. This is a seminar series where a diverse group of researchers present results of their research. It also provides a forum for faculty to network and discuss research topics and topics relevant to promoting and sustaining a diverse community of faculty.
    • Social events to celebrate and share your successes, including the new faculty orientation and Induction Ceremony for new CAMPOS and CAMPSSAH scholars.
  5. Faculty Development Trainings and Writing Group Opportunities

The Office of Academic Diversity hosts writing group spaces and invites partners from across camps from units such as the Center for Educational Effectiveness, Office of Research, Global Affairs, and Public Scholarship and Engagement to inform Faculty Scholars of opportunities and advice for a successful career at UC Davis.