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Assistant Teaching Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University of California, Merced

Date Posted Nov. 18, 2021
Title Assistant Teaching Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University University of California, Merced
Merced, CA, United States
Department School of Engineering
Application Deadline Jul. 1, 2022
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering

Position title: Assistant Teaching Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Salary range: Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: July 1, 2022
Position duration: Tenured

Open date: November 18th, 2021

Next review date: Friday, Jan 14, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jul 1, 2022 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.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California Merced invites applications for the position of tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor to coordinate and teach undergraduate courses in all areas of Mechanical Engineering with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022.

The job title is also known as Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE). Teaching Professor series parallels that of the research-focused series but with emphasis upon excellence in teaching and other instruction-related activities. Individuals in the position are expected to provide outstanding teaching and engage in professional activity, including but not limited to research on pedagogy and service related to the pedagogical mission of the School of Engineering and UC Merced. This appointment confers membership in the Academic Senate, and, contingent upon promotion, tenure-paralleling security of employment. Preferred candidates: (1) have demonstrated management or organizational skills and be comfortable advising students on industrial career paths , entrepreneurship, and graduate study opportunities; (2) have teaching experience or evidence of the ability to teach, particularly using student success centered approaches; and (3) be interested in pushing design thinking and experience forward with a teaching approach that is suited to the recent needs.
Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 14, 2022.

For inquiries and questions, please contact Professor Venkattraman Ayyaswamy at

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: 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 eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

Basic qualifications
Candidates with a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field.

Document requirements
Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter
Statement of Research
Statement of Teaching

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

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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (, 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 (

UC Merced is a smoke & tobacco free campus (

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  • The University of California, Merced is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, students and staff. The University is supportive of dual career couples.

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