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Statistics Teaching Assistant AY2020-2021

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 29th, 2020

Last review date: Monday, May 18, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, May 29, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Graduate Division anticipates hiring a Statistics Teaching Assistant for Fall 2020.

Under the general direction of the lead instructor, the Statistics Teaching Assistant will assist graduate students in using statistical methods for the purpose of conducting research. Instruction will take the form of individual and group meetings and electronic communication (email, Google Docs or other means of sharing files). Previous Teaching Assistant training by the Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning will be supplemented by training from the lead instructor.

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


Training and experience in using statistical analysis that includes standard descriptive statistics (measures of central tendency, dispersion probability distributions, correlation, and graphing all these measures).
Basic frequentist inferential statistics (general linear model, t-test, regression, ANOVA, chi-square).
Some knowledge of probabilistic inference is preferred.
A Bachelor's degree in the subject area or a related field. Master's degree is preferred.
Maintenance of a qualifying grade point average (per UC Merced's Graduate Advisor Handbook).
Academically eligible to hold the appointment (per UC Merced's Graduate Advisor Handbook).
Must be a UC Merced graduate student registered in 12 units in the previous term.

Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter, which describes your academic or other experience that qualifies you for the teaching position 2) curriculum vitae or resume and 3) Three references (contact information only).

Salary is based on an annual full-time salary of $43,823. The Teaching Assistant will not be appointed for more than 50% time during the Fall semester.

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 - Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter, which describes your academic or other experience that qualifies you for the teaching position.

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

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

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)