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ORA - Academic Research Personnel

Below find information about the Academic Personnel unit of the Office of Research Affairs (ORA) that processes appointments and reviews for academic titles in the Research Scientist, Project Scientist, Specialist, and Academic Coordinator series for the Organized Research Units (ORUs) on the General Campus.

2020-2021 Reappointment and Academic Review Timelines

  • April: notification email to candidates with deadlines and required documents for reappointment and review
    • April 21, 2020, 9am-10am (via zoom): Prepping for your Review Workshop
  • May 31, 2020: Candidates send materials to AP Analyst for review
  • August, 2020: ORU Committees and Director review files
  • October-December: final review file submitted to ORA
  • November-April: Campus review by appropriate committees
  • Reappointment Start Date: July 1, 2021

Reappointment and Academic Review Resources

Academic Researchers Unit 

The University of California has voluntarily recognized the UAW 5810 as the exclusive representative of 4,110 academic researchers. The UAW negotiates terms and conditions of employment. Supervisors and without salary positions are not represented by the UAW AR unit.

Represented title codes include:

Title Code

Title Name

Title Code

Title Name

Title Code

Title Name

Title Code

Title Name

1987

RES-FY-B/E/E

3190

ASST RES-FY NEX

3320

ASST SPECIALIST

3394

ASST PROJ SCIENTIST-FY

1988

ASSOC RES-FY-B/E/E

3200

RES-FY

3321

ASST SPECIALIST NEX

3395

ASST PROJ SCIENTIST-FY-B/E/E

1989

ASST RES-FY-B/E/E

3210

ASSOC RES-FY

3329

JR SPECIALIST NEX

3490

PROJ SCIENTIST-FY NEX

1997

RES-FY-B/E/E NEX

3220

ASST RES-FY

3330

JR SPECIALIST

3491

PROJ SCIENTIST-FY-B/E/E NEX

1998

ASSOC RES-FY-B/E/E NEX

3300

SPECIALIST

3390

PROJ SCIENTIST-FY

3492

ASSOC PROJ SCIENTIST-FY NEX

1999

ASST RES-FY-B/E/E NEX

3301

SPECIALIST NEX

3391

PROJ SCIENTIST-FY-B/E/E

3493

ASSOC PROJ SCNTST-FY-B/E/E NEX

3170

RES-FY NEX

3310

ASSOC SPECIALIST

3392

ASSOC PROJ SCIENTIST-FY

3494

ASST PROJ SCIENTIST-FY NEX      

3180

ASSOC RES-FY NEX

3311

ASSOC SPECIALIST NEX

3393

ASSOC PROJ SCIENTIST-FY-B/E/E

3495

ASST PROJ SCNTST-FY-B/E/E NEX

  

Resources for Academic Personnel Actions

Delegation of Authority to Approve Academic Personnel Actions

The Vice Chancellor, Research Affairs retains authority for all academic personnel actions for Research Scientists, Project Scientists, and Specialists appointed in the ORUs on the General Campus.  Divisional Deans will no longer review academic personnel actions for appointees in General Campus ORUs.

All correspondence for these actions for General Campus ORUs should be addressed to:

Sandra A. Brown, Vice Chancellor for Research
Office of Research Affairs
Mail Code 0043

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