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Teaching Assistant in Natural Sciences: AY 18-19, Includes Summer 2018 (Anticipated)

Recruitment Period

Open March 12th, 2018 through May 30th, 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 Natural Sciences anticipates hiring teaching assistants for Academic Year 2018-2019, including Summer Session 2018, in the following disciplines: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Systems Science, Mathematics, and Physics.

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 homework, 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. https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/bx/index.html

Bachelor of Science degree is required. Must be a registered UC Merced graduate student in full-time residence. Maintenance of a qualifying grade-point average is also required. Must meet all requirements outlined in the Graduate Policies and Procedures Handbook.

Interested applicants are required to submit a copy of undergraduate transcripts (unofficial).

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
  • Copy of Undergraduate Transcripts - Copy of Undergraduate Transcripts, Can be unofficial transcripts

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