Teaching Assistant in Physics / Natural Sciences: AY 23-24, Includes Summer 2023 (Anticipated)
Position overviewPosition title: Teaching Assistant
Up to 100% in summer session only
Fall 2023-August 16, 2023
Spring 2024 -January 1, 2024
Open date: April 7, 2023
Most recent review date: Thursday, May 25, 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: 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.
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.
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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).
Salary is based on an annual full-time salary of $50,000. TAs will not be appointed for more than 50% time during the Fall & Spring semesters.
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: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. 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.)
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.
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