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Teaching Assistant in School of Engineering: Summer 2018, Academic Year 2018-2019 (Anticipated)

Recruitment Period

Open February 23rd, 2018 through July 31st, 2019

Description

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.

The School of Engineering anticipates hiring teaching assistants for Summer 2018 and Academic Year (AY) 18-19 in the following disciplines:
Bioengineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Engineering Fundamentals (courses may include the following: Introduction to Materials, Statics and Dynamics, Circuit Theory, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Strength of Materials, Spatial Analysis, Information Systems, etc.)
Environmental Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

The Teaching Assistant (TA) will be responsible for conducting assigned laboratory and/or discussion sections. Additional responsibilities include attending lecture, lab and TA meetings; proctoring all exams related to the course, grading assignments, scheduling at least two fixed office hours per week, and other instructional-related duties in support of the supervising instructor.

The University of California Teaching Assistants are represented by the UAW-AFL-CIO. http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/bx/index.html

Qualifications (must meet all listed qualifications):
-Bachelor's degree in the subject area or a related field
-Maintenance of a qualifying grade point average
-Academically eligible to hold the appointment (per UC Merced's Graduate Advisor Handbook)
-Must be a registered UC Merced graduate student in full-time residence (registered for 12 units per term appointed; for summer appointment registered in 12 units in previous term; incoming students for summer appointment have submitted the Statement of Intent to Register).

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit all the following:
1) a list of courses (types of subjects) eligible to teach based on academic or teaching experience.

Salary is based on an annual full-time salary of $41,306.00. TAs will not be appointed for more than 50% time during the Fall & Spring semesters.

Recruitment will remain open until filled.

Job location

Merced, CA

Requirements

Document requirements
  • List of Courses/Subjects - List or courses/types of subjects eligible to teach based on academic or teaching experience
    (Optional)

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