A great workplace is made so by its staff and UC San Diego is recognized as one of the top places to work in the nation. Our culture on campus and in our health system is known for fully engaging our team members, resulting in a workplace that is distinctively unique.
Our community is shaped by our collaborative and innovative culture; our founding commitment to diversity and inclusion; and our beautiful campuses with cutting-edge facilities. Join us in creating a lasting impact. Explore your possibilities at UC San Diego.
We make a difference
UC San Diego was designated as a Changemaker Campus in 2017 by Ashoka U for its role as a leader in social innovation education. Only a select number of universities around the world have received this designation. UC San Diego is the first University of California campus to be recognized.
We are inclusive.
We thrive in an environment of innovation and engagement, recognizing that our strength lies in honoring our different identities and experiences, and knowing that by seeking to learn and understand from each other, we are greater than the sum of our parts. To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to maintain a climate of fairness, cooperation, and professionalism, guided by our Principles of Community.
We are inclusive
UC San Diego was named a Social Mobility Innovator by CollegeNET, Inc. for successfully enrolling students from low-income backgrounds, graduating them into promising careers and fostering a campus culture based on inclusive excellence. UC San Diego has ranked among the top 10 percent of schools on the index for the past four years.
We are connected
UC San Diego Health is listed among "HealthCare’s Most Wired" hospital systems by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) in 2019.
We drive real economic impact.
UC San Diego plays a vital role in the fiscal health of the region with over $16.5BIL in contributions locally and throughout the state of California.
Why work at
UC San Diego?
Your Quality of Life
We strive for work-life integration. This looks different for every team member and often changes as life shifts. Consistently recognized as a top 10 city in the U.S. for work-life balance, San Diego is a thriving city infused with restless optimism. Whether you take your lunch break on the beach or seek outdoor adventures (surfing, anyone?), San Diego provides opportunities for you to enjoy your time away from work.Life in San Diego
Your Total Rewards
Your mind and body, your skills and your experiences all work together to create your identity, and that’s the person UC San Diego wants: we hire humans, not resources. That’s why we offer a competitive total rewards program that empowers you to fulfill your true potential. We support people to be their best in all aspects of life, including their work.View Our Benefits
We believe in the idea that you can come to work, and help make the world a better place on the same day. From paid time off to volunteer to supporting the next generation of changemakers to pushing the boundaries of healthcare, working at UC San Diego enables you to make your mark. To be part of a long-lasting positive change is more than feeling good. It’s about fueling your purpose.Public Service at UC San Diego