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. Per the COVID-19 campus policy, please wear a mask when visiting an indoor office regardless of your vaccination status. 

Resources and information on COVID-19 are available here.

For 2022-23 academic year planning and guiding principles, go to the Campus Return web page.

Additional Resources

  • 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.
  • Healthcare Facilitator: 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

  • Click here for EVENTS and WORKSHOPS
  • *NEW* VPAP on Tap – click here for conversations and reflections on the academic life at UCR
  • Congratulations to the 2022-2023AY Hellman Fellows (click here for more information). The Hellman Fellowship Program applications for 2023-24 is now open.  Click here for important dates and information.
  • 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