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Lecturer in Engineering: Summer 2018, AY2018-2019 (Anticipated)

Recruitment Period

Open February 12th, 2018 through April 1st, 2019


The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.

The School of Engineering anticipates hiring full and part-time Lecturers to teach courses in the following disciplines in Summer 2018 and the 2018-2019 Academic Year (Fall 2018, Spring 2019):

Computer Science and Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

In addition to teaching the course(s), the instructor is responsible for creating a syllabus, holding weekly office hours, and grading examinations and/or papers. The instructor may also be required to hold discussion sections or supervise a graduate student teaching assistant.

A record of teaching excellence that demonstrates broad experience working with students of different abilities, ethnic backgrounds, and educational attainment; a record of scholarly achievement pertinent to teaching of Engineering classes preferred. PhD and/or Masters and experience teaching at the college or university level are required.

Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae 3) Statement of experience - A teaching statement of no more than 500 words explaining how you have approached or would approach teaching the courses that you wish to teach. Please also indicate subject areas of interest regarding teaching.

This is a limited-term appointment which falls under the purview of the agreement for the Lecturers Unit between University of California and the American Federation of Teachers. Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and appropriate collective bargaining agreement. See the following url for additional information:

University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.

Salary is based on an annual full time rate of $53,402.00.

This Recruitment will remain open until all positions have been filled with review of applications to begin immediately.

Summer Session A Dates: May 21 – June 29, 2018 Summer Session B Dates: June 18 – August 10, 2018 Summer Session C Dates: July 2 – August 10, 2018 Summer Session D Dates: May 21 – August 10, 2018

Academic Year: July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019 Fall Semester: August 15, 2018 – December 14, 2018 Spring Semester: January 15, 2019 – May 17, 2019

Job location

Merced, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Experience

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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