Skip to main content

Assessment & Evaluation Teaching Assistant Spring 2023, Summer 2023 (Anticipated)

Position overview

Position title: Assessment & Evaluation Assistant
Salary range: See Table 18 for the salary range for this position. Salary is based on an annual full-time salary of $46,493. Teaching Assistants will not be appointed for more than 50% time during the Fall & Spring semesters.
Percent time: Up to 50%
Anticipated start: January 1, 2023
Position duration: Spring 2023, potential to continue for Summer 2023

Application Window

Open date: December 5, 2022

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Dec 28, 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: Friday, Jun 2, 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 Division of Undergraduate Education Assessment Team is seeking an Assessment and Evaluation Assistant (payroll title of Teaching Assistant) to support divisional efforts focused on undergraduate student success. The Assessment and Evaluation Assessment Assistant will be appointed for the Spring 2023 semester with the potential to continue in Summer 2023.

The DUE Assessment Team focuses on the development, collection, analysis, and communication of both quantitative and qualitative data to provide evidence to key stakeholders that is meaningful, timely, accurate, and trustworthy. The Assistant will be responsible for the collection, processing and analyzing of data, with a focus on qualitative methodology. The position will also fulfill data requests using a variety of data sources available throughout the University and be able to make meaningful connections within the data to answer questions about the student experience.

Responsibilities of the position include:

• Conduct literature searches to identify applicable theories and appropriate matches for data collection instruments
• Support the development of project assessment and evaluation plans, including the design and deployment of data collection through surveys, interviews, focus groups, and other instruments
• Gather and analyze data, ensuring awareness and compliance with policies, procedures, demographics, and operational outcomes based on assigned project scope.
• Synthesize findings from across multiple data sources and types (including qualitative and quantitative).
• Communicate, convey, and visualize informed conclusions and recommendations (in reports, presentations, dashboards, and other formats) to guide decision-making

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. The applicable deadline for student employees is the deadline for students. For students starting or returning to campus after Fall 2021, the deadline is the first date of instruction for the term when they first enroll.


Basic qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in the subject area or a related field.
UCM graduate student – Masters and Ph.D. students are eligible
Maintenance of a qualifying grade point average (per UC Merced's Graduate Policies & Procedures Handbook)
Academically eligible to hold the appointment (per UC Merced's Graduate Policies & Procedures Handbook)
Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred qualifications

• Experience/training in data research or survey design
• Interest in evaluation, assessment and/or Institutional Research

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • 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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 1 required (contact information only)
Apply link:

Help contact:

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