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Undergraduate Tutor for STEM Tutoring Hub, Summer 2023/AY 2023-2024

Position overview

Position title: Non-Senate
Salary range: See Table 20 for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $19.28 per hour.
Percent time: 25
Anticipated start: June 10, 2023
Position duration: Academic year and summer session

Application Window

Open date: April 10, 2023

Next review date: Friday, Sep 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Apr 10, 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 Office of Undergraduate Education tutors will serve as learning assistants for Math, Bio, Physics, Chem, ENGR and CSE in an open tutoring center format. Tutors increase course proficiency by assisting students in finding their own answers to questions and helping them learning methods to solve problems independently. Support is structured to reinforce course material, with a focus on grasping the content of courses and building student capacity to be successful in future courses.

Tutors are responsible for creating an inclusive learning environment, greeting students and explaining the functions of the learning centers to new students. Staff are responsible for reviewing and understanding the Employee Handbook, attending pedagogical training events, mentoring new tutors and ensuring compliance with Center procedures.

Deadline: Positions are open until filled with a final closing date of 5/16/2024; consideration of applications will be on going. Applications will continue to be received until all positions have been filled. The anticipated start date is June 10, 2023. Applicants who receive bachelor's degrees from UC Merced may be eligible to continue to employment in this role as a Non-Student Tutor for the Summer following their Spring graduation, dependent on operational need.

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

Overall GPA of 3.0
Grades of B or higher earned in tutored, or equivalent
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to work effectively with students of diverse backgrounds, age groups and learning needs
Possess patience and interest in assisting students
Strong grasp of course concepts

Completed courses required by subject

  • Math Tutoring: Math 12/22
  • Chem Tutoring: Chem 100
  • CSE Tutoring: CSE 24
  • Physics Tutoring: Phys 9/19
  • ENGR Tutoring: ENGR 57
  • Bio Tutoring: Bio 110

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter - Please include the courses you are available to tutor.

  • Unofficial Transcripts

  • Work Availability

Reference requirements
  • 1 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

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