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Lecturer in Natural Sciences: Natural Sciences Education Summer 2020

Recruitment Period

Open February 14th, 2020 through Friday, Aug 14, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The School of Natural Sciences anticipates hiring full and part-time lecturer positions to teach the following subjects in Summer 2020:

Classroom Management and Interactions
Diversity in Education
Project-based Instruction
Technology in Education
Apprentice Teaching
Other courses as needed

These pedagogy courses include general education topics combined with a focus on teaching STEM disciplines. The candidate will have opportunities to engage in program building efforts and have an extensive impact on the growth and development of the CalTeach program.

In addition to teaching the course(s), the instructor will be evaluating student work and exams, calculating and posting grades, and holding regular posted office hours each week.

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:

Advanced degree in STEM, education, or related field and experience teaching at the college or university level is required. Candidates with experience teaching STEM at the K-12 and the college/university level are preferred.

Salary is based on an annual full-time salary of $56,381 and commensurate with experience.

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.

Review of applications will begin 3/16/2020 and will remain open until all positions have been filled.

Interested applicants should submit 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae (required) 3) statement of teaching that includes a list of courses previously taught, noting class size and indicating whether the applicant served as primary or secondary instructor (required) and 4) a list of three references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address. Applicants should also submit teaching evaluations if available.

Summer Session A Dates: m/d/y – m/d/y
Summer Session B Dates: m/d/y – m/d/y
Summer Session C Dates: m/d/y – m/d/y
Summer Session D Dates: m/d/y – m/d/y

For more information, please contact SNS Personnel at

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 is committed to interdisciplinary excellence in research and teaching as well as to diversity, equity and inclusion. Ranked as one of the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, 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 (

Job location

Merced, CA


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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching - List of SNS courses currently listed on the Summer 2020 schedule for which you feel you have the qualification to perform the duties of the primary or secondary instructor. Be sure to list your level clearly for each course.

  • List of References - List of three references including mailing address, email address, and phone number.