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Lecturer Potential Security of Employment in General Computer Science AY 17-18

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The University of California is creating a dynamic new university campus and campus community in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university built in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced will be providing new educational opportunities at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels through three academic schools Engineering; Natural Sciences; and, Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts.

The School of Engineering at the University of California Merced invites applications for a qualified Assistant Teaching Professor to teach undergraduate core courses in Computer Science and Engineering, and to coordinate the undergraduate Computer Science and Engineering program. The successful candidate will be actively involved in university-wide educational projects and student development programs.

The job title is also known as Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE), which parallels the research-focused faculty series but with emphasis on excellence in teaching and other instruction-related activities. Individuals in the position are expected to provide outstanding teaching and to engage in professional activity (including research on pedagogy) and service related to the pedagogical mission of the school and the university. This appointment confers membership in the Academic Senate, and contingent upon promotion, tenure with security of employment.

Qualifications: Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or a related field by the start of the hire date. Preferred candidates will: (1) have teaching experience or evidence of the ability to teach, particularly using student focused or student success centered approaches, (2) be enthusiastic about working with UC Merced's diverse student body, (3) have experience with open source tools and development environments both in Linux and Windows, and (4) show involvement in developing effective and innovative teaching media and infrastructure.

Applications must be submitted via the website and must include: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae 3) statement of research and/or professional development, 4) statement of teaching, 5) statement of diversity, and 6) three to five letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system).

Deadline: Position is open until filled with a final closing date of June 30, 2017; consideration of applications will begin on January 10, 2017. Applications will continue to be received until the position is filled. Starting dates are negotiable.

The University of California, Merced is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity amount its faculty, students and staff. The University is supportive of dual career couples. Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.

Job location

Merced, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research and/or Professional Development

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required