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Teaching Assistant in Bioengineering /Engineering: AY 23-24, Includes Summer 2023 (Anticipated)

Position overview

Position title: Teaching Assistant
Salary range: See Table 18 for the salary range for this position. Salary is based on an annual full-time salary of $50,000. Teaching Assistants will not be appointed for more than 50% time during the Fall & Spring semesters. 
Percent time: 25% - 50%
Up to 100% in summer session only
Anticipated start: Summer 2023-May 17, 2023
Fall 2023-August 16, 2023
Spring 2024 -January 1, 2024
Position duration: Duration may be up to one semester or a summer term.

Application Window

Open date: March 13, 2023

Most recent review date: Thursday, Aug 3, 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, Mar 13, 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 Engineering anticipates hiring Teaching Assistants for lower- and upper-division courses for Academic Year 2023-2024, including Summer Session 2023, in the following disciplines:

Engineering Fundamentals (courses may include the following: Introduction to Materials, Statics and Dynamics, Circuit Theory, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Strength of Materials, Spatial Analysis, Information Systems, etc.)

The Teaching Assistant will be responsible for grading, attending lectures, leading discussion sections when appropriate and holding office hours. Additional information on the title is available at

The University of California Teaching Assistants 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. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)


Basic qualifications
  1. Bachelor's degree in the subject area or a related field
  2. Maintenance of a qualifying grade point average
  3. Academically eligible to hold the appointment (as outlined in the Graduate Policies and Procedures Handbook)
  4. Must be a registered UC Merced graduate student in full-time residence (registered for 12 units per term appointed; for summer appointment registered in 12 units in the previous term)
  5. Must have passed an Oral English Proficiency Examination (if applicable)

Application Requirements

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

  • List of Subjects/Courses - List of subjects or courses eligible to teach based on academic or teaching experience

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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