The UC San Diego faculty was ranked 10th in the nation in a study of graduate program quality conducted by the National Research Council and 7th among all state-supported colleges and universities in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. Our faculty counts among its members five Nobel Laureates, two Fields Medalists, eight MacArthur Foundation Fellows, two Pulitzer Prize winners, and eight recipients of the National Medal of Sciences. They also hold more than 158 Endowed Chairs.
Under the UC system of Shared Governance, UC San Diego faculty play a key role in running the University. Responsibilities are divided so that the Regents set broad policy, the administration has primary oversight for the organization and finances, and the Academic Senate plays a key role in educational issues, in addition to serving in an advisory capacity to both the Regents and the administration.
The Faculty at UC San Diego hold appointments in 43 academic departments and schools of the General Campus, the School of Medicine and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. In addition to having a departmental affiliation, General Campus faculty are also appointed to one of six undergraduate colleges. The college system at UC San Diego is designed to offer both our faculty and students the best of both worlds: the resources and clout of a world-class research university and the advantages of a small, more intimate college.
Many of UC San Diego's faculty are the recipients of the world's most prestigious awards in recognition of achievements and excellence. A small sampling of those so honored is listed on these pages.
Any UC San Diego employee may be located via the campus online directory search.