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Teaching Assistant in Natural Sciences: AY 20-21, Includes Summer 2020 (Anticipated)

Application Window

Open March 4th, 2020 through Friday, May 14, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (

The School of Natural Sciences anticipates hiring teaching assistants for Academic Year 2020-2021, including Summer Session 2020, in the following disciplines: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Systems Science, Mathematics, and Physics.

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 homework, 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.

Bachelor of Science degree is required. Must be a registered UC Merced graduate student in full-time residence. Maintenance of a qualifying grade-point average is also required. Must meet all requirements outlined in the Graduate Policies and Procedures Handbook.

Interested applicants are required to submit a copy of undergraduate transcripts (unofficial).

Salary is based on an annual full-time salary of $43,823.00. TAs will not be appointed for more than 50% time during the Fall & Spring semesters.

Recruitment will remain open until filled.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Copy of Undergraduate Transcripts - Copy of Undergraduate Transcripts; can be unofficial transcripts.

Job location

Merced, CA