University of California, Riverside

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The Place to Teach, Learn and Grow

UCR provides our faculty members with the resources, support and stimulation needed to achieve their goals and educate our future leaders. We are dedicated to supporting our faculty in their efforts to make a positive difference in the world.

Our university has a commitment to excellence and a proven track record of innovation and collaboration. Every day, our faculty brings an entrepreneurial spirit to education, showcasing what a public university is capable of in the 21st century. Our diverse team of faculty members have made a global impact, while gaining a reputation for leadership in innovation throughout Southern California.

Campus Life
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.

Office of Academic Personnel

The Office of Academic Personnel facilitates the recruitment, development, and retention of world-class academics.

The office oversees issues that are key to the hiring and advancement of academic employees on campus, including the appointment of faculty, merit reviews, and promotions for faculty and other academic employees. 

The office also handles employment matters for lecturers, adjunct professors, librarians and other academic employees whose work supports the university's mission.

Monthly meetings and quarterly forums give employees access to experts in such fields as conflict resolution, student counseling, budget, legal matters, and other issues often faced by department chairs.