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Teaching Assistant in School of Engineering: Summer 2019, Academic Year 2019-2020 (Anticipated)

Recruitment Period

Open March 20th, 2019 through Friday, Jul 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Description

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 teaching assistants for Summer 2019 and Academic Year (AY) 19-20 in the following disciplines:
Bioengineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Engineering Fundamentals (courses may include the following: Introduction to Materials, Statics and Dynamics, Circuit Theory, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Strength of Materials, Spatial Analysis, Information Systems, etc.)
Environmental Engineering
Management of Complex Systems
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

The Teaching Assistant (TA) will be responsible for conducting assigned laboratory and/or discussion sections. Additional responsibilities include attending lecture, lab and TA meetings; proctoring all exams related to the course, grading assignments, scheduling at least two fixed office hours per week, and other instructional-related duties in support of the supervising instructor.

The University of California Teaching Assistants are represented by the UAW-AFL-CIO. http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/bx/index.html

Qualifications (must meet all listed qualifications):
-Bachelor's degree in the subject area or a related field
-Maintenance of a qualifying grade point average
-Academically eligible to hold the appointment (per UC Merced's Graduate Advisor Handbook)
-Must be a registered UC Merced graduate student in full-time residence (registered for 12 units per term appointed; for summer appointment registered in 12 units in the previous term; incoming students for summer appointment have submitted the Statement of Intent to Register).
-Must have passed an Oral English Proficiency Examination (if applicable)

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit all the following:
1) a list of courses (types of subjects) eligible to teach based on academic or teaching experience.

Salary is based on an annual full-time salary of $42,546.00. TAs will not be appointed for more than 50% time during the Fall & Spring semesters.

Recruitment will remain open until filled.

Job location

Merced, CA

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume - Your most recently updated C.V.
    (Optional)

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
    (Optional)

  • List of Courses/Subjects - List of courses/types of subjects eligible to teach based on academic or teaching experience
    (Optional)