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Reader in Engineering: Summer 2019, AY 2019-2020 (Anticipated)

Recruitment Period

Open March 27th, 2019 through Tuesday, Mar 24, 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 Readers in the following disciplines in the 2019-2020 Academic Year (Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020):

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

Please indicate in your cover letter which course(s) you are interested in reading for.

The Reader will be responsible for grading homework, quizzes, exams as needed under the supervisor of the instructor. The position will require up to a maximum of 18 hours per week.

The Reader will be in good standing at UC Merced and have successfully completed course or related course he/she is appointed to as a reader with a B+ or better. To apply, submit an updated CV and cover letter. Readers will usually be graduate students but qualified undergraduate students may be employed when graduate students are not available. Professional readers, not enrolled as students, may be employed to meet special needs, but only on an hourly basis.

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.

The University of California Readers are represented by the UAW-AFL-CIO.

Salary: $15.45/hour undergraduate; $16.26/hour graduate.

Review of applications will begin 5/1/19 and will continue until the position is filled.

Job location

Merced, CA


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

  • Cover Letter