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Reader in Natural Sciences: AY 2023-2024

Position overview

Position title: Reader
Salary range: A reasonable estimate for an initial appointment is $18.40 per hour. See Student Title salary table.
Percent time: 25%
Anticipated start: Fall 2023 and Spring 2024
Position duration: AY 2023-2024

Application Window

Open date: February 15, 2023

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Sep 13, 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

The School of Natural Sciences anticipates hiring Readers for Academic Year 2023-2024 for multiple subjects.

The Reader will be responsible for grading homework, quizzes and tests as needed. The Reader will work closely with the instructor and/or Teaching Assistants when grading. It is anticipated that readers will work up to a maximum of 18 hours per week.

Interested applicants are required to submit a resume and a copy of undergraduate transcripts.

The University of California Readers are represented by the UAW-AFL-CIO.

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

The Reader must be an active UC Merced student in good standing and have successfully completed course or related course he/she is appointed to as a reader with at least a B Grade. Readers should have maintained at least a 3.0 grade-point average in their previous academic work.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Resume - Your most recently updated resume.

  • Transcripts - Copy of Undergraduate Transcript (can be unofficial)

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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 (

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