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Teaching Assistant in School of Engineering: Summer 2020, Academic Year 2020-2021 (Anticipated)

Application Window

Open March 13th, 2020 through Saturday, Jul 31, 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 School of Engineering anticipates hiring teaching assistants for Summer 2020 and Academic Year (AY) 20-21 in the following disciplines:
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.

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 $43,823.00. TAs will not be appointed for more than 50% time during the Fall & Spring semesters.

Recruitment will remain open until filled.

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/Resume - Your most recently updated C.V. or Resume.

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

Job location

Merced, CA