The University of California, Merced 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 offers research-centered and student-oriented educational opportunities at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through three academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts.
The CalTeach program (http://calteach.ucmerced.edu) housed at the School of Natural Sciences prepares undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors for careers in K-12 education. The program offers undergraduate curriculum in STEM education and opportunities for students to complete a teaching credential either concurrently with a B.S. in STEM or post-graduation. CalTeach is an innovative, dynamic program currently expanding to include professional development opportunities for in-service teachers and extend collaborations with local K-12 institutions.
The School of Natural Sciences CalTeach program anticipates hiring full and part-time Lecturer to teach upper division Natural Sciences Education courses in the following areas for Summer 2016 and the 2016-2017 Academic Year (Fall 2016, Spring 2017):
Classroom Management and Interactions Diversity in Education Project-based Instruction Technology in Education Apprentice Teaching
These pedagogy courses include general education topics combined with a focus on teaching STEM disciplines. The candidate will have opportunities to engage in program building efforts and have an extensive impact on the growth and development of the CalTeach program.
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: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/ix/index.html
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.
Review of applications will begin 2/26/2016 and will remain open until all positions have been filled.
Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae 3) statement of teaching that includes a list of courses previously taught, noting class size and indicating whether the applicant served as primary or secondary instructor and 4) a list of three references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address. Applicants should also submit teaching evaluations if available.
Summer Session A Dates: May 23 – July 1, 2016 Summer Session B Dates: June 20 – August 12, 2016 Summer Session C Dates: July 5 – August 12, 2016
Academic Year: July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017 Fall Semester: August 17, 2016 – December 16, 2016 Spring Semester: January 10, 2017 – May 12, 2017
UC Merced is the first new American research university built in the 21st century, with a mission of research, teaching and service. The campus opened Sept. 5, 2005, in the San Joaquin Valley. The university is about an hour north of Fresno, two hours south of Sacramento, two hours southeast of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, and 90 minutes west of Yosemite National Park.