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Applied Mathematics - Tenure-Track Assistant Teaching Professor (Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment)

Recruitment Period

Open September 18th, 2018 through January 7th, 2019


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. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.

The School of Natural Sciences at UC Merced ( invites applications for a Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE) in Applied Mathematics ( starting July 1, 2019. An LPSOE position closely parallels that of an Assistant Professor on track for tenure, but with greater emphasis on undergraduate education. Successful candidate is expected to be actively engaged in the applied mathematics academic program as well as work with the teacher preparation focused CalTeach program (

We are seeking an outstanding teacher, who wishes to have a permanent, full-time instructional position. This position will involve:
• Teaching applied mathematics courses, with emphasis on lower-division courses, as well as related courses in mathematics education and pedagogy for the CalTeach program;
• Engaging in curriculum development, pedagogical innovation, and other scholarly activities;
• Training teaching assistants;
• Coordinating various aspects of the undergraduate instructional program;
• Participating in education-related committees, student recruitment and outreach, and engaging in efforts to secure extramural funding for educational program development.

Qualified candidates must have:
• Ph.D. in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics Education or a related field;
• Teaching experience at the college or university level
• Demonstrated excellence in teaching;
• Experience with mentoring teaching assistants and/or other teacher-training programs;
• Strong writing and interpersonal communication skills.

Candidates are requested to submit 3 letters of recommendation addressing teaching abilities prior to the application deadline.

Applications must be submitted via this website, and must include 1) a cover letter stating area of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of teaching; 4) a diversity statement; and, 5) three 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).

The 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.

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC Academic salary scales.

Deadline: final closing date will be 1/7/2019. Review of applications will begin on 1/8/2019.

For additional information, please contact Search Committee Chair Yue Lei at

Job location

Merced, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • 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 letters of reference required

How to apply

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  2. Provide required information and documents
  3. If any, provide required reference information
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