EEB Diversity Statement

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that nurtures the growth and development of all of its members. We welcome our applicants for faculty positions to share their past, present, and future contributions and plans for promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). These may include mentoring activities, leadership in any capacity that promotes DEI, outreach, service, and any other activities that contribute to the climate of diversity in the Department, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the University of Kansas.

A few resources that may aid applicants in framing their contributions and ideas for future activities are linked below:

Diversity Statement from the KU Office of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor:

from the Chronicle of Higher Education:

From Inside Higher Ed:

From UC Davis Academic Affairs:


Additonal Resources

Office for Diversity in Science Training

Established in 2005, the Office for Diversity in Science Training coordinates the management of five minority student programs at the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University that are funded by grants from the Minority Opportunities in Research (MORE) Division of the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS).

McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education as one of the TRIO programs, was established at the University of Kansas in October 1992. It is one of 185 Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Programs nationwide, designed to help ensure that the next generation of American faculty members represents the diversity of our society at large by preparing students from groups traditionally underrepresented in graduate education for doctoral study.

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