Chancellor Wilcox speaking at a Staff Assembly event


Ray of Light

If You Want to Go Far, Come Here

As Highlanders, our staff members are a part of the world’s most prestigious public university system, conducting meaningful work that propels thoughts and ideas forward. Their dedication and enthusiasm have helped to lift us higher as both a university and community. We’re among the top 1.3% of universities worldwide, according to the Center for World University Rankings, and continue to be named the nation’s leader for social mobility by U.S. News. In 2023, we also became members of the Association of American Universities, or AAU, comprised of the country’s leading research universities.

At UC Riverside, we want all of our Highlanders to feel a sense of belonging, motivation, and sustainable progress. That’s why we make sure our staff members receive exceptional benefits, in addition to the intellectual and cultural advantages of being a member of the UC community. Here, work-life balance is a priority. And with access to our region’s diverse geography, from the desert to the coast, as well as Riverside’s vibrant cultural and recreational activities, it’s also attainable.

On campus, diversity equals vitality. Among our senior leadership, 50% are women, many are first-generation college graduates, and several were born outside of the United States. All lead to inspire, inviting and encouraging staff to create, innovate, and accelerate bold ideas for transformative change.

Find your future at UCR.


Staff News

Physics research puts UCR on landscape of particle manipulation
Successful trapping of electrons could lead to new quantum computing architectures
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Frank Vahid
UCR computer scientist joins Gates Foundation
Even before Frank Vahid became an educator, improving how students learn had long been on his mind. A professor of computer science and engineering at UC Riverside for almost 30 years, Vahid introduced new techniques to merge technology and learning in his classrooms.  Vahid will now take what’s he’s learned to a national platform as deputy director of digital enabled teaching and learning in higher education for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He begins his new position Jan. 16.
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Physics undergraduate students at GMARS
Reaching for the stars
A new astronomy course at UC Riverside offers undergraduates hands-on use of a telescope
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Campus at night
Looking back at 2023 in photos
UC Riverside experienced an eventful 2023 with the openings of new facilities, large events like Homecoming, and exciting research by faculty members. Take a look at some noteworthy moments captured by Stan Lim, UCR photography manager.  
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