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Statistics Teaching Assistant Spring 2019

Recruitment Period

Open October 26th, 2018 through November 30th, 2018
If you apply to this recruitment by November 30th, 2018, you will have until December 1st, 2018 to complete your application.


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 Graduate Division anticipates hiring a Statistics Teaching Assistant for Spring 2019.

Under the general direction of the lead instructor, the Statistics Teaching Assistant will assist graduate students in using statistical methods for the purpose of conducting research. Instruction will take the form of individual and group meetings and electronic communication (email, Google Docs or other means of sharing files). Previous Teaching Assistant training by the Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning will be supplemented by training from the lead instructor.

The University of California Teaching Assistants are represented by the UAW-AFL-CIO.


Training and experience in using statistical analysis that includes standard descriptive statistics (measures of central tendency, dispersion probability distributions, correlation, and graphing all these measures).
Basic frequentist inferential statistics (general linear model, t-test, regression, ANOVA, chi-square).
Some knowledge of probabilistic inference is preferred.
A Bachelor's degree in the subject area or a related field. Master's degree is preferred.
Maintenance of a qualifying grade point average (per UC Merced's Graduate Advisor Handbook).
Academically eligible to hold the appointment (per UC Merced's Graduate Advisor Handbook).
Must be a UC Merced graduate student registered in 12 units in the previous term.

Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter, which describes your academic or other experience that qualifies you for the teaching position 2) curriculum vitae or resume and 3) Three references (contact information only).

Salary is based on an annual full-time salary of $42,546. The Teaching Assistant will not be appointed for more than 50% time during the Spring semester.

Job location

Merced, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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