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Lecturer in Natural Sciences: Natural Sciences Education Summer 2024

Position overview

Position title: Lecturer in Summer Session
Salary range: A reasonable estimate for an initial appointment is $66,259. See Unit 18 Lecturer table for the salary range for this position. For current appointees, normal compensation will be based on the annual salary of the Unit 18 non-senate faculty in effect as of June 30 of the calendar year in which summer session begins. Salary is prorated in accordance with the instructional workload calculation.
Anticipated start: Summer Session A Dates: 5/20/2024-6/28/2024
Summer Session B Dates: 6/17/2024 – 8/9/2024
Summer Session C Dates: 7/1/2024 – 8/9/2024
Summer Session D Dates: 5/20/2024 - 8/9/2024
Position duration: Duration through Summer Session 2024

Application Window

Open date: February 15, 2024

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Jul 9, 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, Aug 9, 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 full and part-time lecturer positions to teach the following subjects in Summer 2024:

Classroom Interactions
Issues in Teaching with Fieldwork
Project Based Instruction
Other courses as needed.

These pedagogy courses include general education topics combined with a focus on teaching STEM disciplines. The candidate will have opportunities to engage in program building efforts and have an extensive impact on the growth and development of the CalTeach program.

In addition to teaching the course(s), the instructor will be evaluating student work and exams, calculating and posting grades, and holding regular posted office hours each week.

This is a limited-term appointment which falls under the purview of the agreement for the Lecturers Unit between University of California and the American Federation of Teachers. Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and appropriate collective bargaining agreement. See the following url for additional information:

Review of applications will begin 3/15/2024 and will remain open until the conclusion of the Summer Session.

Summer Session A Dates: 5/20/2024-6/28/2024
Summer Session B Dates: 6/17/2024 – 8/9/2024
Summer Session C Dates: 7/1/2024 – 8/9/2024
Summer Session D Dates: 5/20/2024 - 8/9/2024

For more information, please contact SNS Personnel at


Basic qualifications

Advanced degree in STEM, education, or related field and experience teaching at the college or university level is required.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching - List of SNS courses currently listed on the Summer 2024 schedules for which you feel you have the qualification to perform the duties of the primary or secondary instructor. Be sure to list your level clearly for each course.

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion. Please review the UC Merced Diversity Statement Guidelines and UC’s Commitment to Diversity

  • List of References - List of three references including mailing address, email address, and phone number.

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

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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.

Please refer to the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy and the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination 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