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Teaching Fellow in Center for Advancing Diversity in Engineering (CADE): AY 23-24, Includes Summer 2023 (Anticipated)

Position overview

Position title: Teaching Fellow
Salary range: See Table 18 for the salary range for this position. Salary is based on an annual full-time salary of
$59,346. Teaching Fellows will not be appointed for more than 50% time during the Fall & Spring semesters.
Anticipated start: Summer 2023: May 17, 2023
Fall 2023: August 16, 2023
Spring 2024: January 1, 2024
Review timeline: Duration may be up to one semester or a summer term.
Position duration: 25% - 50%
Up to 100% in summer session only

Application Window

Open date: May 19, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Jun 2, 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: Thursday, May 16, 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 Center for Advancing Diversity in Engineering (CADE) is hiring doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy to teach sections of our SPARK 10: Inclusive Innovation seminar in Fall 2023. Doctoral candidates from all disciplines are eligible to be a CADE Teaching Fellow because the SPARK 10: Inclusive Innovation seminar engages students in community-focused, collaborative student learning experiences. CADE has developed all course materials and will train instructors on this pedagogy, so you will have minimal course preparation and be actively mentored on teaching throughout the semester. As a CADE Teaching Fellow, you will receive salary, tuition, and benefits proportional to your appointment FTE. If you teach one SPARK 10 section, you will be appointed at 0.25 FTE to work 10 hours per week. If you teach two SPARK 10 sections, you will be appointed at 0.50 FTE to work 20 hours per week. As a SPARK 10 instructor, you are expected each week to convene class for 100 minutes, hold office hours and guide/grade student work, and attend a one-hour informal meetup with other teaching fellows and faculty to discuss course pedagogy and management.

Under supervision of a faculty member, the Teaching Fellow will be responsible for leading instruction of a course. Additional duties may include grading, leading discussion sections when appropriate and holding office hours. Additional information on the title is available at

The University of California Teaching Fellows 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. Advanced to candidacy for the Ph.D.
  2. Master's degree in the subject area or a related field or Advanced to Candidacy for the Ph.D.
  3. Maintenance of a qualifying grade point average
  4. Academically eligible to hold the appointment (as outlined in the Graduate Policies and Procedures Handbook)
  5. 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)
  6. Must have passed an Oral English Proficiency Examination (if applicable)
Additional qualifications

Teaching Fellows must be advanced to candidacy for the Ph.D.

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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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