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Lecturer in Natural Sciences: Natural Sciences Education AY 2023-2024

Position overview

Position title: Lecturer
Salary range: A reasonable estimate for an initial appointment is $64,329. See Unit 18 Lecturer table for the salary range for this position. These are academic year appointments and subject to the normal processes of academic review. Salary is prorated in accordance instructional workload calculation.
Anticipated start: 7/1/2023
Position duration: Duration through Academic Year 2023-24

Application Window

Open date: February 15, 2023

Most recent review date: Thursday, Aug 10, 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: Wednesday, Feb 14, 2024 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

Applicants internal to the UCM Department of Natural Sciences Education who had an appointment in 2022-2023 and apply by the “Initial Review Date” of 3/1/2023 will be considered prior to all other applicants.

The School of Natural Sciences anticipates hiring full and part-time lecturer positions to teach the following subjects in AY 2023-2024:

Classroom Management and Interactions
Diversity in Education
Project-based Instruction
Technology in Education
Apprentice Teaching
Other courses as needed.

These pedagogy courses include general education topics combined with a focus on teaching STEM disciplines. The candidate will have opportunities to engage in program building efforts and have an extensive impact on the growth and development of the CalTeach program.

In addition to teaching the course(s), the instructor will be evaluating student work and exams, calculating and posting grades, and holding regular posted office hours each week.

This is a limited-term appointment which falls under the purview of the agreement for the Lecturers Unit between University of California and the American Federation of Teachers. Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and appropriate collective bargaining agreement. See the following url for additional information:

Advanced degree in STEM, education, or related field and experience teaching at the college or university level is required. Candidates with experience teaching STEM at the K-12 and the college/university level are preferred.

See Table 15 for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $64,329-$181,015 per year.

Appointments for AY 2023/2024 and/or Fall 2023 semester are reviewed in April, and for Spring 2024 semester are reviewed in October. The posting will remain open through February 2024 to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants.

Interested applicants should submit 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae (required) 3) statement of teaching that includes a list of courses previously taught, noting class size and indicating whether the applicant served as primary or secondary instructor (required) and 4) a list of three references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address. Applicants should also submit teaching evaluations if available.

Academic Year: 7/1/2023 – 6/30/2024
Fall Semester: 8/1/2023 – 12/31/2023
Spring Semester: 1/1/2024 – 5/31/2024

For more information, please contact SNS Personnel at

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.


Basic qualifications

Advanced degree in STEM, education, or related field and experience teaching at the college or university level is required.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching - List of SNS courses currently listed on the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 schedules for which you feel you have the qualification to perform the duties of the primary or secondary instructor. Be sure to list your level clearly for each course.

  • 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

  • List of References - List of three references including mailing address, email address, and phone number.

  • Teaching Evaluations - If available


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Campus Information

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements. This includes the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs:

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 (

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Job location

Merced, CA