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University of California, Riverside

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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.  

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Academic Senate

The voice of UCR faculty and a major conduit for faculty initiatives, the Academic Senate is a partner in the shared governance model of UC Riverside, overseeing the university's educational course.

The voice of UCR faculty and a major conduit for faculty initiatives, the Academic Senate is a partner in the shared governance model of UC Riverside, overseeing the university's educational course.

Why UC Riverside?
Our Campus
  • UCR is home to state-of-the art facilities, laboratories, and offices.
  • Campus is located in great proximity to Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County’s metropolitan areas at a much lower cost of living.
  • Riverside is less than an hour drive to beautiful and diverse recreation areas, surrounding mountain, desert, lake, and beach landscapes.
  • UCR is home to state-of-the art facilities, laboratories, and offices.
  • Campus is located in great proximity to Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County’s metropolitan areas at a much lower cost of living.
  • Riverside is less than an hour drive to beautiful and diverse recreation areas, surrounding mountain, desert, lake, and beach landscapes.
Why UC Riverside?
Our Research

With a reputation for innovation, UCR is a place where dedicated researches get the support and resources they need to make great strides. Our faculty members continually make discoveries that drive change, causing positive economic, scientific, and social shifts across the globe.

With a reputation for innovation, UCR is a place where dedicated researches get the support and resources they need to make great strides. Our faculty members continually make discoveries that drive change, causing positive economic, scientific, and social shifts across the globe.

Why UC Riverside?
Our People

UC Riverside’s 850 faculty members range from established professors in the prime of their research to budding academics bringing exciting new ideas to established fields of study. A team of visionaries, our strength is in our diversity.

UC Riverside’s 850 faculty members range from established professors in the prime of their research to budding academics bringing exciting new ideas to established fields of study. A team of visionaries, our strength is in our diversity.

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.