Lecturer in Cognitive Science: Spring 2019 (Anticipated)
University of California, Merced
September 10, 2018
Higher Education Institution
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 School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts seeks a lecturer(s) to teach courses in Cognitive Science for the Spring 2019 semester. Course(s) being offered may include but not limited to:
Introduction to Language & Linguistics Research Methods: Cognitive Science
In addition to teaching the course(s), the instructor is responsible for creating a syllabus, holding weekly office hours (2 hours/week), and grading examinations and/or papers. The instructor may also be required to hold discussion sections or supervise a graduate student teaching assistant.
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.
Salary is based on an annual full time rate of $54,738.00.
Full time and part time positions available. Three courses in Fall and three courses in Spring are equivalent to full time position. Part time varies based on need and availability.
Review of applications will begin on 9/19/18 and will continue until the position is filled.
Academic Year: July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019 Fall Semester: August 15, 2018 – December 14, 2018 Spring Semester: January 15, 2019 – May 17, 2019
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.
The candidate should have an advanced degree (PhD preferred) in linguistics or a related field, with expertise in language and communications, and some experience with data analysis, statistics, and computer modeling. COGS 5 is a lower division introduction to language and linguistic theory; COGS 105 is the cognitive science research methods course, required of all COGS majors.
Internal Number: JPF00705
About University of California, Merced
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.