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Instructional Learning Assistant/Undergraduate Remedial Tutor Fall 2024

Position overview

Position title: Instructional Learning Assistant/Undergraduate Remedial Tutor - Fall 2024
Salary range: See Table 20 for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $26.42 per hour.
Percent time: Less than 25%
Anticipated start: August 16, 2024
Review timeline: May 6 - July 25, 2024
Position duration: Fall 2024

Application Window

Open date: April 5, 2024

Next review date: Thursday, Jul 25, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jul 25, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date.

Position description

Applications submitted by May 6, 2024, will receive full consideration.

An Instructional Learning Assistant works with groups of students on challenging course materials during class time. This undergraduate student has recently taken the course they will be working in and works as a bridge between students and faculty. An Instructional Learning Assistant is responsible for interacting with students and managing in class discussions. This job is ideal for someone who is a good listener and communicator, wants to help others learn, interested in learning more about teaching and/or pursuing a career in teaching, wants to learn course content more deeply, and wants to work with graduate students and faculty to transform STEM classrooms.

Key Responsibilities:
• Facilitate discussion with groups of students in lecture by asking questions to help students learn material
• Attend weekly meetings with course instructor and TAs to prepare for sessions
• Working as a newly-hired LA requires you to participate in trainings and a teaching seminar course

Fall 2024 LA-Supported Courses Include:
• MATH 005: Preparatory Calculus
• MATH 021: Calculus I for Physical Sciences and Engineering
• MATH 022: Calculus II for Physical Sciences and Engineering
• BIO 011 (formerly Bio 002): Introduction to Molecular Biology
• BIO 012 (formerly BIO 001): Introduction to Organismal Biology
• CHEM 001: Preparatory Chemistry
• CHEM 010: General Chemistry II
• PHYS 003: Solar Systems
• PHYS 008: Introductory Physics I for Physical Sciences
• PHYS 009: Introductory Physics II for Physical Sciences
• PHYS 018: Introductory Physics I for Biological Sciences
• PHYS 019: Introductory Physics II for Biological Sciences


Basic qualifications
  • Desire to help students succeed
  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at UC Merced
  • Has completed course assigned and earned a B- or higher
  • GPA 2.7 or higher
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Awareness and sensitivity to individual learning styles and student needs
  • Ability to apply study strategies, organizational skills, & time management in sessions
Preferred qualifications
  • Experience with tutoring or mentoring
  • Interested in pursuing a teaching career

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated CV or resume.

  • Cover Letter - Please include the following in your cover letter:

    UC Merced Student ID
    Have you previously worked as LA at this program? If yes, what semester and for what courses?
    Why would you like to become a Learning Assistant?
    What motivated you to apply for this position?
    Which course/s are you interested in assisting (see list under "Job Description")? You may choose more than one but, please, include a ranking of preference.
    Briefly describe an experience in which you helped someone learn something. This could be in any context: related to study groups, hobbies, at work, sports, home, etc.

  • Unofficial Transcript - Your most recently updated UC Merced unofficial transcript. Make sure your name appears on the transcript.

  • Weekly Schedule Fall 2024 - If available, you may choose to provide a weekly schedule showing your available hours to work as LA during Spring 2024.


  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2-4 required (contact information only)


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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, California