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Teaching Assistant in School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts: Summer 2020, Academic Year 2020-2021 (Anticipated)

Application Window

Open April 28th, 2020 through Friday, Apr 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts anticipates hiring Teaching Assistants for lower- and upper-division courses for Academic Year 2020-2021, including Summer Session 2020, in the following disciplines:

Cognitive Science
Political Science
Public Health
Global Arts Studies Program

The Teaching Assistant will be responsible for grading, attending lectures, leading discussion sections when appropriate and holding office hours. Additional information on the title is available at

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)

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 (

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 (

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)