Position: Academic Researcher (Specialist Series)

The UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business is currently accepting applications for temporary part-time Specialists Series (all levels) to provide research support during the 2024-2025 academic year. 

Professional expertise and/or previous research experience are required.  Advanced degrees preferred.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. 

The salary range for this position is $53,100-$188,200.  The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table T24B.  

Positions may be available in the following disciplines: 

  • Accounting
  • Economics / Public Policy / Health Care
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Decision Technologies
  • Organization and Management
  • Strategy


Application Process:

To apply, please submit application through AP Recruit:

This recruitment is for potential openings in the future (i.e., an open pool) and does not guarantee availability. Researchers with prior UC experience are preferred. Researcher appointments are term appointments.  Appointment falls under the purview of the agreement between the University of California and the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), AFL-CIO and its Local Union 5810. Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and the collective bargaining agreement available here:

Applications should be submitted online and must include:


More information about UCI’s Paul Merage School of Business can be found at:


The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

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