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Writing Teaching Assistant AY 2020-2021 (Anticipated)

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 29th, 2020

Last review date: Thursday, May 14, 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.

Description

The Graduate Division anticipates hiring a Writing Teaching Assistant for Academic Year 2020-2021.

Under the general direction of the lead instructor, the Writing Teaching Assistant will assist graduate students on academic writing structures, styles, and conventions for the purpose of scholarship. 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. http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/bx/index.html

Interested applicants are required to submit:
A cover letter, which describes your academic or other experience that qualifies you for the teaching position.
Curriculum vitae or resume
Five-page writing sample (i.e. scientific report, course paper, publication)
Three references (contact information only).

Salary is based on an annual full-time salary of $43,823.00.

The Teaching Assistant will not be appointed for more than 50% during each 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 (https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction).

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (https://www.ucmerced.edu/fast-facts), 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 (https://merced2020.ucmerced.edu/).

Job location

Merced, CA

Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter - 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.
    (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional - Five-page writing sample (i.e. scientific report, course paper, publication)

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