La Jolla, California
UC San Diego is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through excellence in education and research at the undergraduate, graduate, professional school and postdoctoral levels. The campus is committed to community engagement, public service and industry partnerships in order to advance the health and well-being of our region, state, nation and the world. Our academic community of world-renowned faculty, bright students and dedicated staff is characterized by a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation which spans the globe.
To foster the best possible working and learning environment, our university strives to maintain a climate of fairness, cooperation, and professionalism, which is embodied in our campus Principles of Community. UC San Diego embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential ingredients of academic excellence in higher education.
Innovation is central to who we are and what we do at the University of California, San Diego. Here, students learn that knowledge isn’t just acquired in the classroom—life is their laboratory. UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 10 public universities by U.S. News & World Report and ranked number one in the nation for public service by the Washington Monthly. Our location is unparalleled, our impact unmistakable. UC San Diego shapes minds, changes lives, launches industries and builds the future … one student, one discovery and one achievement at a time.
The University of California, San Diego is dedicated to learning, teaching, and serving society through education, research, and public service. Our international reputation for excellence is due in large part to the cooperative and entrepreneurial nature of the UC San Diego community. UC San Diego faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to be creative and are rewarded for individual as well as collaborative achievements.
To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to maintain a climate of fairness, cooperation, and professionalism. These principles of community are vital to the success of the University and the well being of its constituents. UC San Diego faculty, staff, and students are expected to practice these basic principles as individuals and in groups.
We represent diverse races, creeds, cultures, and social affiliations coming together for the good of the University and those communities we serve. By working together as members of the UC San Diego community, we can enhance the excellence of our institution.
Dual Career Portal
The University of California, San Diego, recognizes that decisions about seeking, accepting, and maintaining employment often involve considerations concerning two careers. This is why it has partnered with Southern California HERC in helping dual-career couples with their job search related needs. UC San Diego and SoCal HERC provide tools and resources for jobseekers and for institutions to systematically address dual-career challenges. Such work has been recognized by the American Council on Education, the American Association of University Professors, the American Psychological Association, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, Stanford University's Clayman Institute for Gender Research and National Public Media's "Marketplace".
Resources provided by UC San Diego and SoCal HERC for dual career jobseekers include:
1. Dual-Career Job Search
Using HERC's dual-career search, you can search for jobs that meet both you and your partner's job search criteria. You can also select the distance between jobs to ensure they are within a commutable distance.
2. Custom Job Alerts
Once you create a free account, you can turn your dual-career search into a customized job alert so you never miss an opportunity.
3. Expert Career Advice
Explore HERC's comprehensive list of articles, research, studies, and links on the dual-career topic.
Explore HERC's career webinars for additional advice about preparing your resume and presenting yourself in interviews.
UC San Diego's Partner Opportunities Program (POP) provides information for academic faculty spouses and partners during an academic recruitment. POP provides information, assistance, and support for those seeking employment with UC San Diego and San Diego area employers.
Additional information on UCSD's POP resources and services can be found here.
Sustainability is part of UC San Diego’s institutional DNA. It is an integral part of our university’s past and it is a top priority in our education, research and campus operations today.
Before UC San Diego was established in 1960, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Director and founding father of UC San Diego, Roger Revelle, warned that greenhouse gases from industrialization could endanger the planet. Soon thereafter, Scripps geochemist Charles David Keeling began his precise measurement of atmospheric carbon dioxide, which became known as the “Keeling Curve.” It is now known as “the most important geophysical measurement of the 20th century.”
Over the past five decades, UC San Diego has built on their pioneering climate change research by enhancing energy efficiency, alternative fuels, photovoltaic technology, renewable-energy storage, water conservation, green building practices and smart grid technology. The campus also purchases many of its resources, everything from paper to dining hall food, from sustainable-practice suppliers. These conservation practices now save the campus more than $8 million annually.
At UC San Diego, we’re equally dedicated to producing leaders who will find solutions to our most pressing environmental problems. From economics to mechanical engineering and environmental systems, academic departments have incorporated sustainability concepts into majors, minors, internships, classes and a wide range of research experiences.
UC San Diego practices what it teaches. Today, our students, faculty and staff are building on the legacy of Revelle and Keeling through their commitment to sustainable practices, education and research, and by targeting zero waste by 2020 and climate neutrality by 2025. We are proud that our campus has transformed into a living laboratory where sustainability comes alive.
The university operates four research institutes and affiliated with several regional research centers