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Teaching Assistant in Molecular Cell Biology / Natural Sciences: 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: April 7, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Jan 12, 2024 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, Mar 15, 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 teaching assistants for Academic Year 2023-2024, including Summer Session 2023.

The Teaching Assistant (TA) will be responsible for conducting assigned laboratory and/or discussion sections. Additional responsibilities include attending lecture, lab and TA meetings; proctoring all exams related to the course, grading homework, scheduling at least two fixed office hours per week and other instructional related duties in support of the supervising instructor.

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

Bachelor of Science degree is required. Must be a registered UC Merced graduate student in full-time residence. Maintenance of a qualifying grade-point average is also required. Must meet all requirements outlined in the Graduate Policies and Procedures Handbook.

Interested applicants are required to submit a copy of undergraduate transcripts (unofficial).

Recruitment will remain open until filled.

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

Bachelor of Science degree in the subject area or a related field; Must be a registered UC Merced graduate student in full-time residence.

For incoming graduate students:
• Enrollment in at least 12 units throughout the first semester.
• A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in the most recently earned degree.

For continuing graduate students:
• Satisfactory academic progress toward the degree objective.
• Enrollment in at least 12 units throughout the current semester.
• Completion of 8 units or more of upper division or graduate level credit courses during each of the two most recent semesters of enrollment.
• No more than two incomplete (I) grades still on record.
• A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in those courses where a letter grade (A through F) was received.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Copy of Undergraduate Transcripts - Copy of Undergraduate Transcripts

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About UC Merced

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 is committed to interdisciplinary excellence in research and teaching as well as to diversity, equity and inclusion. Ranked as one of the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, 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 (

The University of California, Merced is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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:

Job location

Merced, CA