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Welcome to CatPAWS

Thank you for your interest in the University of California, Merced!


Effective December 15, 2020 UC Merced moved STUDENT position recruitments to a new on campus job posting platform, Handshake. The CatPAWS site no longer accepts new applications.

Please note, as a STUDENT applicant, if you applied for a position on or before December 11, 2020 you will NOT need to reapply in the new system. However, you may need to establish a student account on Handshake and create/update your profile to apply for positions on the new platform.

Once on the Handshake site; sign in using single sign on, navigate to the “jobs” tab and select the “on campus employment” indicator to view open UC Merced on-campus student job postings.

For questions regarding STUDENT recruitments, please email studentemployment@ucmerced.edu for assistance.

UC Merced Students: (applied before 12/11/2020)

Please use your UCMNet ID to log in. Once you’ve logged in, you will be able to check the status of your submitted applications.


Effective June 1, 2020 UC Merced has moved STAFF position recruitments to a new applicant tracking system, Talent Acquisition Manager (TAM). Please click here to access the new site.

Please note, as a STAFF applicant, you will NOT need to reapply in the new system if you applied to a position on this site prior to May 25, 2020. However, you will be required to create a new profile in TAM to apply for new positions after June 1.

For questions regarding STAFF recruitments, please email ucmjobs@ucmerced.edu for assistance.

Prior STAFF Applicants:

Please contact the UC Merced Talent Acquisition Team at ucmjobs@ucmerced.edu for assistance with prior applications.

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