Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) in Applied Mathematics

University of California, Merced

United States

January 1, 2022


Position overview

Position title: Visiting Assistant Professor

Salary range: Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC Academic salary scales.

Percent time: 100

Anticipated start: Spring 2022

Position duration: AY 2021/2022

Application Window

Open date: October 8th, 2021

Next review date: Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Jan 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.

Position description

The Applied Mathematics Graduate Group at UC Merced invites applications for up to two Visiting Assistant Professor positions for AY 2021/2022. This special (non-tenure track) position requires the successful candidates to conduct research and teach 3 courses per academic year, and service; the position is renewable based on performance and subject to funding.

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: // 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

A Ph.D. or equivalent in Applied Mathematics, Mathematics or a related field is required by the time of hire.

Preferred qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates at the early stage of their careers. We are seeking exceptionally qualified candidates with expertise in areas across the field of applied mathematics. Special attention will be paid to applicants who can collaborate with researchers in applied mathematics and other fields in natural sciences, engineering and/or social sciences at UC Merced.

Application Requirements

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, in alignment with UC Merced's mission to reflect the diversity of California and to meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse population. For additional information on what should be included on your Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement, please visit https:// guidelines-for-wr, and review the UC Merced Diversity Statement Guidelines and UC's Commitment to Diversity

  • AMS Cover Sheet - Indicate your area of mathematical specialization

  • Reference requirements

  • 3 letters of reference required
  • Provide at least one reference letter addressing teaching.

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    Campus Information

    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 (https: //

    The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (https: // www., 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: //

    UC Merced is a smoke & tobacco free campus (https: //

    Job location

    Merced, CA

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