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Assistant Teaching Professor in Mathematics (Multiple Hires)

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 $70,900 -$92,800. “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: 100
Anticipated start: July 1, 2023
Position duration: This is a tenure track position.

Application Window

Open date: September 22, 2022

Most recent review date: Thursday, Dec 1, 2022 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: Monday, May 1, 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

The Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of California, Merced invites applications for two new tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professors starting July 1, 2023. The department is interdisciplinary, highly inclusive, and is proud of the gender parity within its faculty. An emphasis is placed on excellence in teaching and education.

An Assistant Teaching Professor is a tenure-track faculty position with emphasis on undergraduate education. Candidates in all areas of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Mathematics Education, and related fields are encouraged to apply. In particular, we seek outstanding scholars who will establish, modernize, and maintain teaching programs in Applied Mathematics.

Responsibilities of this position include:
• Teach applied mathematics courses, with emphasis on lower-division courses (the expected teaching responsibility for this position is five courses per academic year);
• Engage in curriculum and program development, pedagogical innovation, and other scholarly and professional activities, for example, pedagogical research.
• Train graduate teaching assistants and undergraduate learning assistants;
• Participate in the development and assessment of innovative inclusive pedagogy in the classroom;
• Participate in education-related committees, outreach, and engaging in efforts to secure extramural funding for program development.

We are particularly looking for qualified candidates with
• demonstrated excellence in teaching;
• interest in developing innovative and interdisciplinary programs;
• record of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion;
• interest in mentoring teaching assistants and/or other teacher-training programs; and
• strong writing and interpersonal communication skills.

Qualifications: Qualified candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Mathematics Education, or a related field, and have had at least one year of teaching experience at the college or university level.

Candidates are requested to submit 3 letters of recommendation addressing candidate’s qualifications with particular emphasis on teaching abilities and experience.

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. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is 14 days after their first date of employment.

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Basic qualifications

To be considered, candidates must have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Mathematics Education, or a related field by the position start date and a strong record of effective teaching at the college or university level.

Preferred qualifications

We seek outstanding scholars with

  • a strong record of mentorship and collaboration with others;
  • demonstrated interest in developing innovative teaching programs;
  • record of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion;
  • interest and experience with inquiry-based pedagogy and assessment of student learning outcomes;
  • interest in the training of graduate teaching assistants and undergraduate learning assistants; and
  • interest in the development of innovative programs and and/or research in mathematics education

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter - Please state area of interest.

  • Statement of Research and or Professional Activities - 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 qualifications

  • 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 letters of reference required

Applicants for the Assistant 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 December 31, 2022.

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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 (

Job location

Merced, CA