Dean Ulrich



A Shared Commitment to Collaborative Inquiry

Faculty at UC Riverside thrive within America’s most prestigious public university system — and on one of the most dynamic campuses in the nation. UCR was America’s fastest rising university, according to the U.S. News 2019 rankings, and placed among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2018-19 Center for World University Rankings. 

Our faculty members educate and elevate our students, our future leaders, while simultaneously creating visionary solutions and conducting path-breaking research of their own to address the greatest challenges facing our community and world. We make sure they have the resources, support, and stimulation they need to persevere.

Among our distinguished faculty are two Nobel Prize winners, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine. In fact, we are one of fewer than 20 public U.S. universities to boast multiple Nobel Prize winners on our faculty. 

Every day, our diverse faculty bring an entrepreneurial spirit to education, showcasing what a public university is capable of in the 21st century. Through their interdisciplinary mindsets and shared commitment to collaborative inquiry, they are effecting the kind of transformative change that proves no barriers are too great at UCR.  

Academic Personnel Office

The Academic Personnel Office (APO) is committed to excellence, ensuring UC Riverside recruits, develops, and retains its world-class academics.  

This includes overseeing issues such as the appointment of faculty, merit reviews, and promotions for faculty and other academic employees. Additionally, the office handles employment matters for lecturers, adjunct professors, librarians, and other academic employees whose work supports the university’s mission.

Events and workshops hosted by the Vice Provost for Academic Personnel and APO serve as excellent resources for new and existing faculty members, department chairs, and more. 

Resources for Faculty

Research Computing

Research Computing enables researchers at UCR by allowing them to take advantage of powerful onsite, offsite and cloud computing resources, support, consulting, and training. Research Computing can facilitate connections with an evolving list of resources able to meet today’s research goals. Their team connects researchers to meaningful computing, consulting and support along the various stages of the research life cycle. They work in conjunction with The Library, Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE), College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences, School of Medicine, The Office of Research and Economic Development, The UCR Research IT Leaders and other groups on and off-campus to help bring these resources and technologies to our faculty.