About Us
Academic Diversity Search (ADS) was founded in 2001 by Diane Oates. We had the early insight that women and minorities were underrepresented in the academic field. We believe that everyone, regardless of their background, has the potential and right to reach their career goals. Therefore, we started ADS, a niche job board that helps universities, colleges, research labs and schools to create a more inclusive and diverse work environment by connecting to our highly qualified candidates nationwide and in Canada.

The continuously growing need and desire for academic institutions to increase their potential with excellent diverse talent has not stopped since our beginnings. We continue to respond to the trend by growing our reach and services with women and minorities as target candidates. ADS is powered by job posting advertisements as well as an extensive network and database of professionals. We also act as a gateway tool for minority candidates to find their place in higher education and research.