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.

Additional Resources

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


Distinguished Faculty

UCR’s distinguished faculty boasts two Nobel Laureates and 13 members of the National Academies of Sciences and Medicine.

Top 12

One of America's top 12 universities.

(Forbes, "America's Best Value Colleges")

World Class

UCR is ranked in the top 1.3% of universities  worldwide.

(Center for World University Rankings, 2022–23)


Academics we are proud to serve


Merits and promotions processed annually


Goal: Foster academic success