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Lecturer in Engineering: Summer 2019, AY2019-2020 (Anticipated)

Recruitment Period

Open March 11th, 2019 through Wednesday, Apr 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


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 8,000 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 has also built 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 2019 and the 2019-2020 Academic Year (Fall 2019, Spring 2020):

Computer Science and Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Management of Complex Systems

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 $54,738.00.

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

Summer Session A Dates: May 28 – July 5, 2019, Summer Session B Dates: June 24 – August 16, 2019, Summer Session C Dates: July 8 – August 16, 2019, Summer Session D Dates: May 28 – August 16, 2019

Academic Year: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
Fall Semester: August 21, 2019 – December 20, 2019
Spring Semester: January 14, 2020 – May 15, 2020

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)