Welcome to the Academic Personnel Office
The Academic Personnel Office (APO) leads and serves a diverse and internationally renowned academic community.
APO is a dedicated team in support of all academic employees on campus. Whether you need guidance on University of California policy, help with navigating UCR policies and processes, or assistance with employment matters, we are here to help. Below are just some of the services we provide to the campus and the academic community.
The Vice Provost for Academic Personnel (VPAP) aspires to maintain high standards and fair processes related to faculty across campus and is always interested in your feedback. Feel free to contact the VPAP anytime.
The Academic Personnel Office is open and our operations will be conducted using a hybrid work model (combination of in-person and remote). We encourage visitors to schedule an appointment when planning an in-person meeting.
Resources and information on COVID-19 are available here.
For 2023-24 academic year planning and guiding principles, go to the Campus Return web page.
Advancement and Promotion
APO manages the merit and promotion process for files for which the Chancellor and Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor have final authority. Additionally, APO is responsible for post-auditing and maintaining academic review files for which the Deans have final authority.
APO manages compensation and payroll processes for academic employees at UCR, including implementation of local and systemwide salary programs (e.g., range adjustments), faculty administrator compensation, additional compensation, and more.
Conflict of Commitment
Data and Reporting
APO maintains academic data and generates reports for the campus, Office of the President, and systemwide partners.
For more information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
APO advises and consults with faculty and academic administrators on Academic Employee Relations matters, including advising departments regarding faculty discipline, collaborating with administrators to manage cases, and facilitating mediation and negotiations.
Under the leadership of the Vice Provost for Academic Personnel, APO sponsors a series of workshops and other programs to assist UCR faculty in their professional development.
APO promotes nominations for national and international awards.
For more information, please send an email to email@example.com.
APO supports fellowship programs and manages the Chancellor's and Hellman programs for Postdocs and Junior Faculty.
APO serves as the liaison with campus labor relations and the UC Office of the President for issues related to collective bargaining and contract administration for Unit 18 lecturers, ASEs, Postdocs, Librarians, and represented Academic Researchers. APO also serves as a liaison for other represented appointees.
Leadership and Analysis
APO provides consultation, advice, and policy interpretation to campus constituents on all aspects of academic personnel.
Leaves of Absence
APO manages the Vice Provost for Academic Personnel approval process for requests for leaves, family accommodations, Conflict of Commitment pre-approvals, and matters related to academic leaves.
Partner Opportunities Assistance
For assistance, please refer to the following resources.
Riverside Chamber of Commerce (CoC) – The Provost and the Vice Provost for Academic Personnel (VPAP) have made a connection, Nick Adhock, with the Riverside Chamber of Commerce (CoC) who can help our faculty and search candidates with information about existing and emerging job opportunities in the area that might be of interest to their partners. For more information or assistance please send an email to Vice Provost Jeske at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will coordinate with the contact at the CoC.
Human Resources – oversees the Relocations Assistance/Partner Opportunity Program wherein they offer assistance in career search (across the Inland Empire) and provide general guidance on the Riverside area. For more information, please send an email to UCR’s Talent Acquisition Consultant, email@example.com.
HERC or Higher Education Recruitment Consortium – provides general information on Dual Career Search: https://main.hercjobs.org/jobs/dualsearch.
Recruitment and Appointment
APO manages the appointment for which the Chancellor, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, and Vice Provost for Academic Personnel have final authority. APO provides support to the campus in addressing academic diversity and equal employment opportunities associated with faculty recruitment.
APO provides campus support and manages academic systems such as eFilePlus, APRecruit, UC OATS, and ACAPER.
APO provides support and assistance for UCPATH issues related to academic employees.
APO provides resources and policy guidance for academic family-friendly policies and work/life balance.
Faculty and Staff Assistance Program
UCR has collaborated with ComPsych® as the Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) provider. For more information, please visit the FSAP web page.
The Health Care Facilitator Program was established to help you obtain full benefits and services available from your health, dental and vision plans. For more information, please visit the Health Care Facilitator web page.
Health and Welfare Plans
UCR provides health and welfare benefits program that provides both choice and value to meet the needs of our diverse workforce. For more information, please visit the Health and Welfare Plans web page.
Housing and Real Estate Services
UCR Real Estate Services (RES) provides many services including the following:
- Assistance with leasing campus-owned housing accommodations to faculty and staff at the Creekside Terrace and Redington communities; for more information, please visit the Faculty and Staff Housing web page.
- Assistance with student housing, including graduate students; for more information, please visit the UCR Student Housing Options web page.
- Assistance with the UC Mortgage Origination Program (MOP); MOP was developed by UC to support the recruitment and retention of faculty and senior managers by assisting them in the purchase of a principal residence near their work location. For more information, please visit the UC Mortgage Origination Program web page.
UC Disability Benefits
Every disability is different and the University's benefits are designed to address individual situations and concerns. To learn about the various types of disability and resources, please visit the UC Disability Benefits web page.
UC Retirement Benefits
UC offers a comprehensive array of retirement benefits, savings programs, and educational and counseling resources to help you plan for retirement. To learn more, please visit the UC Retirement Benefits web page.
News, Updates, and Events
- The University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for 2024-2025.
The UC application deadline is November 1, 2023. More information is available on the 2024-2025 Call for Applications.
- Click here for EVENTS and WORKSHOPS
- VPAP on Tap – click here for conversations and reflections on the academic life at UCR
- APO Newsletter – click here for updates on the latest news from the VPAP and APO.
- Congratulations to the 2023-2024AY Hellman Fellows (view list of awardees here).
- Click here for Professional Development Fund Important Dates and General Information
- President's Postdoctoral Fellows and UCR's Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellows (click here for more information)
- UCR News (click here)
- UCR-CORO Faculty Leadership Collaborative – click here for more information