UC Davis Requires Surgical Oncologists To Submit DEI Statements

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Applicants for a job as a surgical oncologist must submit a “Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,” to be considered at the University of California Davis.

“Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants,” the job listing for an “academic surgical oncologist/breast surgeon” states.

The job is with UC Davis’ surgery department in its health department.

University policy requires all faculty applicants to “submit a statement about their past, present, and future contributions to promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in their professional careers.”

The university’s media relations team and the listed hiring contact did not respond to a request for comment sent in the past weeks about the position. The College Fix asked for a rubric for the position and what weight the DEI statement played, compared to surgical experience, in the hiring process.

However, while a DEI statement is mandatory, a “Statement of Teaching” and “Statement of Research” both are listed as optional under the job application instructions.

Read the full story in The College Fix.