Diversity Stakeholders

This page connects our readers with institutional diversity stakeholders in academia, industry, government, non-profits, etc. We highlight below professional societies of diverse scholars, higher education diversity conferences, grassroots communities / affinity groups, and the 61 research universities that are members of the Association of American Universities (AAU). Note that not all links are currently active; but, we keep them on this page for historical purposes. This page is a work in progress.

Professional Societies of Diverse Doctoral Scholars

Many of the following societies and conferences are stratified by cultural identity and/or discipline. This is fine for networking among like-minded scholars as is true for most diversity affinity groups. However, this poses a challenge for institutions and recruiters attempting to expand the diversity of candidate applicant pools. A recruiting institution could try navigating through each of these venues to reach a limited readership. Instead, consider MinorityPostdoc.org as the one-stop multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary community for publicizing open postdoctoral and professional positions.

Access, Equity, & Diversity, American Association for (AAAED @affirmativeact)
     formerly American Association for Affirmative Action (AAAA)

African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS)

African American Life and History, Association for the Study of (@ASALH)

African American Public Health Issues, Society for the Analysis of (@SAAPHI91)

African descent), National Medical Association (of physicians and patients of (NMA)

American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC; for Tribal Colleges & Universities)

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

(American Indian and Alaska Native) Indian Psychologists, Society of (SIP)

Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)

Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA)

Asian American Studies, Association for (AAAS)

Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education Conference (APAHE)

Asian Pacific Islander American Association of Colleges and Universities (APIACU) (archive)

Asian Scientists and Engineers, Society of (SASE)

Black Archaeologists, Society of (SBA)

Black Anthropologists, Association of (ABA)

Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, National Organization of (@NOBCChE)

Black Colleges and Universities), National Institute of Science ([archive] NIS; for

Black Data Processing Associates (tech industry) (@BDPA)

Black Engineers, National Society of (@NSBE)

Black Geologists and Geophysicists, National Association of (NABGG)

Black Journalists, National Association of (@NABJ)

Black Physicists, National Society of (NSBP) (@NSBPinc)

Black Political Scientists, National Conference of (NCOBPS)

Black Psychologists, Association of (@TheABPsi)

Black Sociologists, Association of (ABS) (@ABSociologists)

Black Women Historians, Association of (ABWH)

Blacks in Energy, American Association of (@_AABE)

Blacks in Higher Education, American Association of (@AABHEorg)

Chicana and Chicano Studies, National Association for (NACCS)

Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, Society for the Advancement of (SACNAS)

Color Association, Management Faculty of (MFCA)

Disabilities, Association of Higher Education and (AHEAD)

Disability, Foundation for Science and (FSD)

(Diversity in Business School Faculty) PhD Project

Diversity Officers in Higher Education, National Association of (NADOHE)

Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, National Association for (@_NAFEO)
representing Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

Hispanic Economists, American Society of (ASHE)

Hispanic Journalists, National Association of (NAHJ)

Hispanic Physicists, National Society of (NSHP)

Hispanic Professional Engineers, Society of (SHPE)

Hispanic Science Network (in drug abuse research), National

Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Computing Alliance for (CAHSI)

Hispanics in Higher Education, American Association of (AAHHE)

Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

Latinx Psychological Association, National (NLPA)

Latino and Latina Anthropologists, Association of (ALLA)

Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, National (NLGJA)

LGBT Mathematicians, Spectra: Association for

LGBTQ Presidents in Higher Education

Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES)

Mexican American Philosophy, Society for (SMAP)

Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources & Related Sciences @NationalMANRRS

Minorities in Engineering, National Action Council for (NACME)

Minority Architects, National Organization of @NOMArchitects

Minority Institutions, Assoc. of Computer/Information Sciences & Engineering Depts. at (ADMI)

(Minority) National Economic Association (NEA)

(Minority) Mathematicians, National Association of (NAM)

Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates, National Association of (NAMEPA)

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA)

Native American Journalists Association (NAJA)

Native Americans in Science, Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and (SACNAS)

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM)

Out to Innovate
     formerly National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP)

Puerto Rican Studies Association (PRSA)

Puerto Rico, Ciencia (CienciaPR)

Sexual Harassment in Higher Education, Action Collaborative on Preventing (#AcademiaToo)

Size Diversity and Health, Association for (ASDAH)

South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA)

UNITY: Journalists for Diversity

Women Engineers, Society of (SWE)

Women Geoscientists, Association of

Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN)

Women & Information Technology, National Center for (NCWIT)

Women in Mathematics, Association for (AWM; archived site)

Women in Philosophy, Society for (SWIP)

Women in Psychology, Association for (AWP)

Women in Science, Association for (AWIS)

Women in Science, Graduate (GWIS)

Women Journalists, Association for (AWJ, Chicago)

Women's Association, American Medical (AMWA)

Working-Class Studies Association

Affinity Groups

Below are academic groups that attract postdocs and junior PhD professionals. This section is quite incomplete and so a work in progress. We also have our own contact database of diverse postdocs; but, this is only available for internal communications that include announcements from our advertising clients. We distinguish the following affinity groups below from the societies above since, to our knowledge, the latter are formal non-profit organizations with governance policies and independent legally incorporated structures. In general, we do not promote for-profit businesses on this page or our career portal. However, we make an exception for small organizations that appear to grow from grassroots activity such as the explosion of social media communities using hashtags in 2020 like #BlackIn______.




African American PhDs in Computer Science Mailing List

American Indian Philosophy Association

Association of Underrepresented Minority Fellows
     formerly Association of UNCF/Merck Fellows





#BlackBirdersWeek by @BlackAFinSTEM


#BlackDEHEM Black & Disabled in Higher Education

#BlackEpiMatters Epidemiology



#BlackInArtsnHums Arts & Humanities


#BlackInAstro Astronomy

#BlackInBioAnth Biological Anthropology

#BlackInBiophys Biophysics


#BlackInCardio Cardiology

#BlackInChem Chemistry

#BlackInCMDbio (Cellular Molecular Developmental Biology)





#BlackInEnto Entomology

#BlackInEnviron Environment



#BlackInImmuno Immunology




#BlackInMicro Microbiology



#BlackInNeuro Neuroscience

#BlackInPaleo Paleontology


#BlackInPhysio Physiology

#BlackInPsych Psychology




#BlackInSciComm Science Communication

#BlackInSciPol Science Policy

#BlackInStats Statistics

#BlackInSTEMed STEM Education




Blacks in Biomedical Sciences, Coalition for the Advancement of

#BlackWomenCompBio Computational Biology





#DisabledInSTEM @DisabledSTEM

@DisInHigherEd #DEHEM Disabled in Higher Education

Earth Science Women's Network (ESWN)


Hispanics in Computing

Indigenous Women in Science Network (archive)

Jewish Alliance for Women in Science (JAWS)

Latina Researchers Network (archived site)


#LatinxChem Chemistry

#LatinxInBME Biomedical Engineering



Harvard University: Minority Biomedical Scientists

Minority Education & Career Exposure affinity group of Policy Fellows from the American Association for the Advancement of Science

National Institutes of Health:

National Science & Technology News Service (Black community) @NSTNSorg

PhorwarD and Black


Sisters of the Academy

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS): LinkedIn group; Read about it here

Society of Young Black Philosophers

Speakers of Color in Bioengineering

VanguardSTEM (for women, girls, & non-binary people of color)


Postdoc-focused Affinity Groups

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: Postdocs for Diversity in Science

Columbia University: Minority Postdoctoral Coalition (archived site)

Duke University: Diversity Postdoc Alliance

Emory University: Minority Postdoctoral Council

Johns Hopkins University Diversity Postdoctoral Alliance Committee
     formerly Minority Postdoc Alliance (archive)

Harvard University: Black Postdocs (@HMSBPA)

National Black Postdoctoral Association (@NatBlackPostdoc)

National Postdoctoral Association: The Diversity Committee structure (archived site) has been replaced by Diversity Officers.

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS): Postdoc Programs (archived site)

Stanford University:

University of Alabama at Birmingham: Black Postdoctoral Association (@BPDA_UAB)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Minority Postdoc Alliance (archived site)

University of Pennsylvania:

University of Washington: Postdoc Diversity Alliance

Washington University in St. Louis:

Yale University: Black Postdoc Association (@YaleBPA)

Higher Ed Diversity Conferences, Websites, Blogs

Many of the following items (and societies above) are stratified by cultural identity and/or discipline. This is fine for networking among like-minded scholars. However, this poses a challenge for institutions and recruiters attempting to expand the diversity of candidate applicant pools. A recruiting institution could try navigating through each of these venues to reach a limited readership. Instead, consider MinorityPostdoc.org as the one-stop-shop for reaching a broader audience for open postdoctoral and professional positions. Note these lists are not comprehensive, for example, omitting the many regional diversity conferences.

African-American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences, Conference for (A4RC)

Black Doctoral Network Conference

Black Women Philosophers, Collegium of

Conference on Diversity, Equity, and Student Success; Association of American Colleges & Universities (formerly Diversity and Learning)

Diversity in Computing, Richard Tapia Celebration of

Diversity in Higher Education Conference (Conference Board; archived site)

Diversity in Philosophy Conference

Diversity: Practice and Research, Workplace (at George Mason University)

Diversity, Institute on Teaching & Mentoring of the Compact for Faculty

Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM (formerly HBCU-UP)

Great Minds in STEM
     formerly Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC)

JustGarciaHill (archived)

Institute for Broadening Participation

Infinite Possibilities Conference (minority women interested in mathematics and statistics)

Keeping our Faculty Symposium: Recruiting, Retaining, and Advancing Faculty of Color and Indigenous Faculty

Latina Researchers Network and Conference

Leadership Alliance National Symposium

Minorities in Engineering and Science, National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for (GEM)

Minority Research Scientists, NIH NIAID Bridging the Gap for Underrepresented

Minority Research Investigators, NIH NIDDK Network of

Minoritized Scientists, Annual Biomedical Research Conference for (ABRCMS; formerly for "Minority Students")

National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN)

Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education, National Conference for (NCORE)

SciAccess (disabilities in STEM; @SciAccessINC)

Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Research Careers

Women in Computing, Grace Hopper Celebration of

Women of Color in the Academy, Faculty

Women Symposium, Journalism and

Association of American Universities member institutions

The Association of American Universities (AAU) consists of 61 research universities. These institutions award more than half of all U.S. doctoral degrees (55% of which are in science and engineering). This prestigious organization has declared the importance of diversity and has collaborated with AAAS on a handbook to promote diversity in higher education. Below are screenshots and a roster of the top-level "diversity" website of each AAU member institution (or an undergraduate/ student-life or AA/EEO office website). Following the school name is the title of the highest ranking administrative leader that we could find involved in diversity especially with regard to faculty recruiting. Read the Job listings page to see which institutions below use MinorityPostdoc.org to expand the diversity of faculty candidate applicant pools. Note: links for AAU roster have not been updated since 2011.

Brandeis University
      Provost; Chair, Provost's steering Committee on Campus Diversity Issues

Brown University
      Associate Provost and Director of Institutional Diversity

California Institute of Technology
      Vice Provost

Carnegie Mellon University
      Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Equal Opportunity Services

Case Western Reserve University
      Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity

Columbia University
      Vice Provost for Academic Planning

Cornell University
      Associate Vice President for Workforce Diversity and Inclusion

Duke University
      Vice President for Institutional Equity

Emory University
      Senior Vice Provost for Community & Diversity

Harvard University
      Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity

Indiana University
      Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs

Iowa State University
      Associate Provost for Faculty Advancement and Diversity

Johns Hopkins University, The
      Vice Provost for Institutional Equity

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      Associate Provost for Faculty Equity

McGill University
      Manager, Social Equity and Diversity Education Office

Michigan State University
      Senior Advisor to the President for Diversity; Director, Inclusion & Intercultural Initiatives

New York University
      Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Northwestern University
      Assistant Provost for Faculty Development and Director

Ohio State University, The
      Vice Provost & Chief Diversity Officer

Pennsylvania State University
      Vice Provost, Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity

Princeton University
      Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity

Purdue University
      Director, Diversity Resource Office

Rice University
      Associate Provost, Diversity Outreach

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
      Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs; Director, Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity

Stanford University
      Vice Provost of Faculty Development & Diversity

Stony Brook University, The State University of New York
      Director, University Affirmative Action Officer and Title IX Coordinator

Syracuse University
      Chief Diversity Officer; Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs

Texas A&M University
      Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity

Tulane University
      Vice President of Institutional Equity

University at Buffalo, State University of New York
      Director, Office of Equity, Diversity and Affirmative Action Administration

University of Arizona, The
      Special Advisor to President on Diversity and Inclusion

University of California, Berkeley
      Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion

University of California, Davis
      Associate Executive Vice Chancellor, Office of Campus Community Relations

University of California, Irvine
      Director, ADVANCE Program for Faculty Equity & Diversity

University of California, Los Angeles
      Vice Provost, Faculty Diversity and Development

University of California, San Diego
      Associate Chancellor & Chief Diversity Officer

University of California, Santa Barbara
      Associate Vice Chancellor Diversity, Equity, and Academic Policy

University of Chicago, The
      Associate Provost and Affirmative Action Officer

University of Colorado at Boulder
      Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement

University of Florida
      Assistant Director, Faculty Recruitment and Hiring

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      Associate Chancellor

University of Iowa, The
      Chief Diversity Officer & Associate Vice President

University of Kansas, The
      Associate Vice Provost for Diversity & Equity, Office of the Provost

University of Maryland, College Park
      Assoc. Vice President for Academic Affairs; Special Asst. to the President for Diversity & Equity

University of Michigan
      Senior Vice Provost; Senior Counselor to President for Arts, Diversity, & Undergraduate Affairs

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
      Vice President & Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity

University of Missouri-Columbia
      Chief Diversity Officer

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The
      Chief Diversity Officer

University of Oregon
      Vice Provost, Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity

University of Pennsylvania
      Associate Vice Provost for Equity and Access

University of Pittsburgh
      Director of Office of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion

University of Rochester
      President and Chief Diversity Officer

University of Southern California
      Vice Dean for Diversity and Strategic Initiatives

University of Texas at Austin, The
      Vice President, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

University of Toronto
      Diversity and Equity Office

University of Virginia
      Vice Provost for Faculty Recruitment & Retention

University of Washington
      Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity

University of Wisconsin, Madison, The
      Vice Provost for Diversity & Climate

Vanderbilt University
      Director, Office of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Disability Services

Washington University in St. Louis
      Associate Provost

Yale University
      Chief Diversity Officer

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