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Lecturer in Natural Sciences: Environmental Systems Science AY 2023-2024

University of California - Merced
United States, California, Merced
5200 Lake Road (Show on map)
February 09, 2024
Position overview
Position title:
Salary range:
A reasonable estimate for an initial appointment is $64,329. See Unit 18 Lecturer table for the salary range for this position. These are academic year appointments and subject to the normal processes of academic review. Salary is prorated in accordance instructional workload calculation.
Anticipated start:
Position duration:
Duration through Academic Year 2023-24

Application Window

Open date: February 15, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Feb 5, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Feb 14, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Applicants internal to the UCM Department of Environmental Systems Science who had an appointment in 2022-2023 and apply by the "Initial Review Date" of 3/1/2023 will be considered prior to all other applicants.

The School of Natural Sciences anticipates hiring full and part-time lecturer positions to teach the following subjects in AY 2023-2024:

Introduction to Earth Systems Science

Sustainability Science

Ecosystems of California

Weather, Climate and Environment


Other courses as needed

In addition to teaching the course(s), the instructor will be evaluating student work and exams, calculating and posting grades, and holding regular posted office hours each week.

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

Advanced degree in Environmental Systems Sciences or related field and experience teaching at the college or university level is required.

See Table 15for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $64,329-$181,015 per year.

Appointments for AY 2023/2024 and/or Fall 2023 semester are reviewed in April, and for Spring 2024 semester are reviewed in October. The posting will remain open through February 2024 to accommodate upcoming course needs and new applicants.

Interested applicants should submit 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae (required) 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 (required) 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.

Academic Year: 7/1/2023 - 6/30/2024

Fall Semester: 8/1/2023 - 12/31/2023

Spring Semester: 1/1/2024 - 5/31/2024

For more information, please contact SNS Personnel at snspersonnel@ucmerced.edu.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is 14 days after their first date of employment.

Basic qualifications

Advanced degree in Environmental Systems Sciences or related field and experience teaching at the college or university level is required.

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching - List of SNS courses currently listed on the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 schedules for which you feel you have the qualification to perform the duties of the primary or secondary instructor. Be sure to list your level clearly for each course.

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion. Please review the UC Merced Diversity Statement Guidelines and UC's Commitment to Diversity

  • List of References - List of three references including mailing address, email address, and phone number.


  • Teaching Evaluations - If available


Apply link:

Help contact: snspersonnel@ucmerced.edu

About UC Merced

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses. With over 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students (https://cie.ucmerced.edu/analytics-hub/student-statistics), UC Merced is committed to interdisciplinary excellence in research and teaching as well as to diversity, equity and inclusion. Ranked as one of the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (https://merced2020.ucmerced.edu/).

The University of California, Merced is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements. This includes the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/VaccinationProgramsPolicy.

Job location
Merced, CA