College of Natural and Social Sciences

Department of History

POSITION: Graduate Assistant for course(s) in United States history.

STARTING DATE: Fall 2010 and ongoing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Enrollment in the M.A. program in History or a compatible M.A. program such as Pan African Studies, Latin American Studies, Chicano Studies, English, Political Science, Sociology, or others. The applicant should show evidence of a college-level lower division survey of United States history and upper division course work in United States history.  Good library research, writing, and people/social skills as well as an ability to mentor undergraduate students are essential.  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: 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-lecture 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 student.  The Assistant will perform other tasks such as grading examinations, recording grades, etc.; assisting faculty with research and preparation of course materials; participating in the evaluation of students’ work; and fulfilling related tasks.

SALARY: Current Graduate Assistant rate for an average of five to ten 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: A current resume, verification of undergraduate degree and two letters of recommendation. Please submit the University's Application for Academic Employment http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/hrm/docs/forms/Empl_applic_academic.pdf

Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Address applications, required documentation and/or requests for information to: Cheryl A. Koos, Chair, Department of History, California State University, Los Angeles, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032-8220, (323) 343-2020.

Exceptions to minimum qualifications may be granted at the sole discretion of the hiring department/authority.

Note: 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: 08/16/2010