University of California, Riverside



AP Recruit

Welcome to AP Recruit

The Academic Personnel Recruit System (AP Recruit) is a part of the Academic Personnel Systems for the University of California, Riverside. AP Recruit is a secure online academic employment recruitment management system, supporting the entire recruitment workflow from creation of a recruitment plan, application, reference gathering, reviewing by the search committee, and, finally, selecting a hired candidate. In 2011, as part of the UC Working Smarter Initiative, the University of California selected UCI's AP Recruit system for system-wide deployment at all 10 UC campuses.

The system provides a standard, paperless process for all academic searches. Some of the major features include:

  • Applicants can manage and monitor their application progress
  • References can log in and securely upload their letters of reference
  • Recruit analysts can easily set up search plans for review and approval
  • Faculty search committees can quickly review applicants
  • Approvers can easily review and approve search plans, shortlists, and search reports
  • Self-reported diversity data is available to the appropriate groups (roles)

More information about the UC Recruit System wide Initiative may be accessed on the UCI UCRecruit Project Site.

UCR Campus Deployment

A copy of the campus announcement from John Trumble, Interim Vice Provost for Academic Personnel is available here.

Milestones and Events

2013-2014AY – UCR launched a successful pilot deployment of the AP Recruit system in the 2013-2014AY which took place from September 2013 through June 2014. During that time, the campus managed 121 senate and non-senate recruitment plans in the AP Recruit system.

2014-2015AY – UCR launched a campus-wide mandatory deployment of AP Recruit for all academic recruitments.

Summer 2014 – AP Recruit was integrated with UC Berkeley’s AP Search which provides functionality for search plan creation and routed approval.

Summer 2016 – Search Waiver functionality was deployed.

Release notes of system enhancements are available here.

To login to the AP Recruit system, visit after your department has granted you access.

For questions, send an email to

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Academic Personnel
2148 Hinderaker Hall

Tel: (951) 827-2933
Fax: (951) 827-3659