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Teaching Assistant in School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts: Summer 2021, Academic Year 2021-2022(Anticipated)

Position overview

Position title: Teaching Assistant or Teaching Fellow
Salary range: Salary is based on an annual full-time salary of $45,138.00. Teaching Assistants will not be appointed for more than 50% time during the Fall & Spring semesters.
Percent time: 25% - 50%
Anticipated start: Summer 2021 - May 19, 2021
Fall 2021- August 17, 2021
Spring 2022 - January 1, 2022
Position duration: Duration may be up to one semester or a summer term.

Application Window

Open date: April 9th, 2021

Last review date: Monday, Apr 26, 2021 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: Thursday, Mar 31, 2022 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.

Position description

The School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts anticipates hiring Teaching Assistants for lower- and upper-division courses for Academic Year 2021-2022, including Summer Session 2021, in the following disciplines:

Psychological Sciences

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.


Basic 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 Policies and Procedures 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)

Additional qualifications

    Teaching Fellows must be advanced to candidacy for the Ph.D.

Application Requirements

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

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Campus Information

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 (

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