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Lecturer in Cognitive Science: Spring 2018 (Anticipated)

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The University of California is a dynamic new university campus in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university 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 provides new educational opportunities at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels through three academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts.

The School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts seeks a lecturer(s) to teach courses in Cognitive Science for Spring 2018. Courses being offered may include:

Research Methods for Cognitive Scientists
Cognitive Neuroscience

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:

In addition to teaching the course, the instructor is responsible for creating a syllabus, holding weekly office hours (2 hours/week), and grading examinations and/or papers. The instructor may also be required to hold discussion sections or supervise a graduate student teaching assistant.

University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.

Masters and/or PhD and experience teaching at the college or university level are required. Must be able to provide a record of excellence in teaching.

Salary is based on an annual full time rate of $53,402.00.

Review of applications will begin on 10/6/17 and will continue until the position is filled.

Academic Year: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018
Fall Semester: August 16, 2017 – December 15, 2017
Spring Semester: January 9, 2018 – May 11, 2018

Job location

Merced, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • A recent teaching evaluation

  • Sample Syllabi

  • Statement of Teaching - A teaching statement of no more than 500 words explaining how you have approached or would approach teaching the courses that you wish to teach. Please also indicate subject area of interest regarding teaching.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)