Equal Opportunities, Nondiscrimination, and Diversity

The University of Chicago is a community of scholars dedicated to research, academic excellence, and the pursuit and cultivation of learning. Committed to an academic environment that provides equal opportunity, the University of Chicago promotes a diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences among faculty and other academic appointees, staff, Postdoctoral Researchers, and the student body. Unlawful discrimination, including harassment, compromises the integrity of the University and violates its principles.

In keeping with its long-standing traditions and policies, the University of Chicago considers students, employees, applicants for admission or employment, and those seeking access to programs on the basis of individual merit. The University, therefore, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or veteran status, and does not discriminate against members of protected classes under the law. The University of Chicago Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct can be found online here. The University’s process for resolving complaints made against faculty, other academic appointees, and postdoctoral researchers under the Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct, can be found here.

Units are encouraged to use departmental or laboratory Web sites to post postdoctoral positions to promote equal opportunity for all candidates. Units should strive to have an inclusive, supportive environment that provides postdoctoral training opportunities that maximize and value the potential of all Postdoctoral Researchers.