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Assistant Teaching Professor in Computer Science & Engineering

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Teaching Professor
Salary range: The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table(s) []. The salary range for this position is $94,300 -$118,700. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.
Percent time: Full Time
Anticipated start: As soon as July 1, 2023. Exact start date negotiable.
Position duration: Tenure-Track

Application Window

Open date: September 14, 2022

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Feb 15, 2023 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, Jun 30, 2023 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

University of California Merced invites applications for a qualified Assistant Teaching Professor to coordinate and teach undergraduate courses in Computer Science and Engineering. We seek candidates who have demonstrated that they are promising educators, and who are interested in a teaching-focused career.

The job title is also known as Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE). This series parallels that of the research-focused series but with emphasis upon excellence in teaching and other instruction-related activities. Individuals in the position are expected provide outstanding teaching; maintain an active program of pedagogical and/or disciplinary scholarship; and perform service related to the pedagogical mission of the department and university. This appointment confers membership in the Academic Senate, and, contingent upon promotion, tenure-paralleling security of employment. We are particularly interested in attracting academically and culturally diverse candidates, especially those who have engaged in activities or efforts to educate a broad and diverse group of students and have worked to increase the participation and success of students from groups underrepresented in computer science.

Inquiries and questions should be sent to

The position will remain open until filled. However, to ensure consideration, applications should be received by the current review date. Applications will be submitted via

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for applicable deadlines. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are refined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.


Basic qualifications

A doctoral degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or a related field is required at time of employment.

Preferred qualifications

(1) have teaching experience or evidence of the ability to teach, particularly using student focused or student success centered approaches, (2) be enthusiastic about working with UC Merced's diverse student body, (3) have experience with open source tools and development environments both in Linux and Windows, and (4) show involvement in developing effective and innovative teaching media and infrastructure.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - Your statement of research and/or professional activities can discuss research in your field, on education, or any other activities and perspectives consistent with the expected responsibilities and qualification

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion. Please review the UC Merced Diversity Statement Guidelines and UC’s Commitment to Diversity

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Applicants for the Assistant Teaching Professor level should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system). Letters of reference should be received no later than the initial review date.

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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 over 9,000 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 (

UC Merced is a smoke & tobacco free campus (

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