college of natural & social sciences

Political Science

Position: Graduate Assistant for the course POLS 150-Government in American Society

Starting Date: Beginning Fall 2008 and ongoing.

Minimum Qualifications: Enrollment in the Political Science M.A. or MSPA program. Applicant must have the ability to work in a multiethnic, multicultural environment. Must possess good library research, writing, people/social skills as well as an ability to mentor undergraduate students.

Preferred Qualifications: Desire for a career in college teaching.

Duties: Under the general supervision of the faculty member, the Graduate Assistant will provide assistance in the instruction of students by conducting small discussion groups related to large lectures course activities, may assist in handling equipment, maintaining office hours to provide direct individual contact between student and graduate assistant, clarifying course material or course content for students. Will perform clerical or other routine tasks such as duplicating, contacting students when necessary, grading examinations, recording grades, etc.; assisting faculty with research and preparation of course materials; participating in the evaluation of students’ work; and other related tasks.

Salary: Current Graduate Assistant rate for an average of 20 hours per week.

The University

California State University, Los Angeles, a comprehensive urban university and one of 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system, offers programs in more than 50 academic and professional fields. The campus is located at the eastern edge of Los Angeles, adjacent to the western San Gabriel Valley, with more than 22,000 full and part-time students reflecting the rich, ethnic diversity of the area. The University is committed to student-centered learning, free scholarly inquiry and academic excellence.

Required Documentation: Standard documentation includes: letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form. http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/hrm/docs/forms/Empl_applic_academic.pdf  Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Applicants will be notified of their appointment to a position by e-mail and/or telephone.

Application Deadline: Address applications, required documentation and/or requests for information to: Dr. Greg Andranovich, Chair, Department of Political Science, California State University, Los Angeles, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032. Exceptions to minimum qualifications may be granted at the sole discretion of the hiring department/authority.

Note: The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/TITLE IX EMPLOYER Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.

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Last Update: 12/12/2008