Diversity and inclusion

Montage of diverse AURA employees

At NSF’s NOIRLab we strive for a diverse, equitable and inclusive (DEI) environment, where everyone feels welcome and valued. Our vision is to develop and embed a robust DEI culture throughout NOIRLab, with a shared understanding and responsibility among all staff, much like our safety culture is embedded throughout the Lab. This vision requires us to embrace inclusive behaviors and procedures as something integral to our work, and not as a separate activity. 

Our commitment to DEI includes both outward-facing activities and policies impacting the (future) STEM community and the public, and inward-facing activities that support our workforce. These are integrated throughout NOIRLab as an organization. Diversity and Inclusion form part of how NOIRLab conducts all of its business. The NOIRLab Mission supports Diversity and Inclusion and Diversity and Inclusion supports the NOIRLab Mission.

AURA prohibits discrimination of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, pregnancy, lawful political affiliation, disability, veteran status, and/or any other protected class as may be legally established in the jurisdictions in which our Centers/Sites are located.

AURA's EEO Policy

Read about our Workplace Culture.