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Reader in Engineering: Summer 2020, AY 2020-2021 (Anticipated)

Recruitment Period

Open April 6th, 2020 through Thursday, Apr 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The School of Engineering anticipates hiring Readers in the following disciplines in the 2020-2021 Academic Year (Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021):

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Management of Complex Systems
Engineering Fundamentals

Please indicate in your cover letter which course(s) you are interested in being a Reader for.

The Reader will be responsible for grading homework, quizzes, exams as needed under the supervisor of the instructor. The position will require up to a maximum of 18 hours per week.

The Reader will be in good standing at UC Merced and have successfully completed course or related course he/she is appointed to as a Reader with a B+ or better. To apply, submit an updated CV and cover letter. Readers will usually be graduate students but qualified undergraduate students may be employed when graduate students are not available. Professional readers, not enrolled as students, may be employed to meet special needs, but only on an hourly basis.

The University of California Readers are represented by the UAW-AFL-CIO.

Salary: $15.92/hour undergraduate; $16.75/hour graduate.

Review of applications will begin 5/1/20 and will continue until the position is 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 (

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 (

Job location

Merced, CA


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

  • Cover Letter