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UC Merced adheres to specific policies and procedures set forth in the UC Academic Personnel Manual and UC Merced Academic Personnel Policies and Procedures when recruiting for all academic appointments.

Academic positions are grouped by the University of California Academic Series. Those with Academic Senate titles are a part of the legislative voting body of the UC system which directs the educational function of the University and operates as a system of appointed committees run by and for the faculty.

To hire outstanding scholars, the search must begin with a strong pool of highly-qualified and diverse candidates and progress with a careful selection process. A thorough and determined search must be made both inside and outside the university for candidates.

Academic Employment

Opportunities for academic employment are constantly updated on the Academic Positions page of the UC Merced website. Current openings are grouped according to University of California Academic Series categories: permanent faculty, academic administrative, research, temporary teaching, academic student employee, fellows and library.

UC 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.

Diversity at UC Merced

“The diversity of the people of California has been the source of innovative ideas and creative accomplishments throughout the state’s history into the present. Diversity – a defining feature of California’s past, present, and future – refers to the variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. Such differences include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, and geographic region, and more.

Because the core mission of the University of California is to serve the interests of the State of California, it must seek to achieve diversity among its student bodies and among its employees.”  -UCOP Office of Diversity and Engagement

For more information on the University of California's Principle of Community, Faculty Diversity Policies and Systemwide Diversity Policy please visit the Office of the President's website.

Each applicant is required to submit a Statement of Diversity with each application.  Please click here for UCM Diversity Statement Guidelines.

Here you will find additional information on UC's commitment to Diversity.