COLLEGE OF NATURAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES

Department of Geography & Urban Analysis

Position: Graduate Assistant for Geography & Urban Analysis.

Starting Date: Spring quarter 2009 and on-going.

Minimum Qualifications: Degree-seeking graduate student in the Department of Geography & Urban Analysis to perform computer lab assistance. Graduate Assistants must be registered in a CSU graduate degree program and must be enrolled in courses towards the completion of that graduate degree during the appointment period. Applicants should have the ability to relate well to others within the academic environment, and demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multiethnic, multicultural environment.

Preferred Qualifications: A bachelor degree in Geography or related fields, good hands-on computer and GIS skills and knowledgeable on ArcGIS and ENVI software packages.

Duties: Under the general supervision of the faculty member the Graduate Assistant will provide assistance to student during the in-class GIS exercise, maintain lab hours and answer students’ questions.

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: Geography & Urban Analysis, California State University, Los Angeles, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032-8222. 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.
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Last Update: 5/6/2009