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Reader in Engineering: Summer 2024, AY 2024-2025

Position overview

Position title: Reader in Engineering
Salary range: See Table 18 for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $19.40 - $20.28 per hour.
Anticipated start: Start dates contingent to semester and session you are hired for.
Position duration: Summer 2024, Fall 2024, Spring 2025

Application Window

Open date: March 28, 2024

Most recent review date: Monday, Jul 1, 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 28, 2025 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 Engineering anticipates hiring multiple Readers in the following disciplines in the 2024-2025 Academic Year (Summer 2024, Fall 2024, Spring 2025):

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Management of Complex Systems
Other disciplines that teach engineering courses

Please indicate in your cover letter which course(s) you are interested in being a Reader for.

The Reader will be responsible for grading homework, quizzes, exams as needed under the supervisor of the instructor. The position will require up to a maximum of 18 hours per week.

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


Basic qualifications

The Reader will be in good standing at UC Merced and have successfully completed course or related course he/she is appointed to as a Reader with a grade of "B" or better, as well as a 3.0 overall grade point average (gpa). Readers will usually be graduate students; but qualified undergraduate students may be employed, especially when graduate students are not available. Professional readers, not enrolled as students, may be employed to meet special needs, but only on an hourly basis.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

Please provide an updated CV/Resume and cover letter. Please include the courses that you are interested and meet the qualifications of being a reader.

  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume - Your most recently updated C.V./Resume

  • Cover Letter

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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