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Teaching Assistant for the Chem Center AY 20-21 (Anticipated)

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Open March 15th, 2020 through Friday, May 28, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Division of Undergraduate Education anticipates hiring teaching assistants in the Chem Center ( for Academic Year 2020-2021.

The Teaching Assistant (TA) will be responsible for designing and implementing a Chemistry Center that integrates discipline-focused pedagogies and curricula with these and other educational practices that promote student success in lower-division mathematics courses. Responsibilities include creation, implementation and assessment of academic support activities enhancing undergraduate student understanding and application of chemistry concepts, supervision and pedagogical training of undergraduate instructional assistants, oversight of day-to-day lab activities and other duties in support of the center. The Chemistry Center will be report to the lead instructor, attending regular meetings and providing updates to the campus administration as needed.

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 Advisor's Handbook.

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

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 (

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 required (contact information only)