college of natural & social sciences

Department of Geosciences and Environment

POSITION: Graduate Assistant

STARTING DATE: Beginning Fall quarter 2013 through the end of spring quarter 2014.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Degree-seeking graduate student in the Department of Geosciences & Environment, but will consider seniors.
Graduate Assistants (or seniors) must be registered in a CSU graduate (or undergraduate) degree program and must be enrolled in courses towards the completion of that graduate (or undergraduate) 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: Good library research, computer skills (basic programs), data analysis (statistical analysis, spreadsheets), writing, people/social skills as well as an ability to work collaboratively with other students is essential.

HIRING CRITERIA: Two students will be hired based on qualifications and ability to work in collaboration with other students and faculty.  Notice of this position will be posted on the HRM website only.

DUTIES: Under the general supervision of the faculty member(s), the Graduate Assistant will assist faculty with research in collecting and analyzing climate/meteorological data.  He/she may also be involved in field work, such as weather monitoring.  He/she will also be involved in writing up research results and possibly presenting results at student research conferences.

SALARY: Current Graduate Assistant rate for an average of 12 hours per week, at a rate of $15.83/hr.

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, resume, GET print-out verifying enrollment in a program of graduate study in this department , two letters of recommendation and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form.  Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 

DEADLINES FOR APPLICATION AND PROCEDURES FOR NOTIFICATION: Applicants should submit all paperwork by October 4, 2013.

APPLICATION: Address applications, required documentation and/or requests for information to:

Department of Geosciences & Environment
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032

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.


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: 11/13/2013