college of natural & social sciences

Department of Geosciences and Environment

POSITION: Graduate Assistant

STARTING DATE: Beginning Fall quarter 2013 and on-going.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Degree-seeking graduate student in the Department of Geosciences & Environment.   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.

Exceptions to the minimum eligibility qualifications may be granted at the sole discretion of the University.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Strong knowledge of general geology and oceanography laboratory teaching materials and equipment.  Completion of introductory geology and geology related courses.

HIRING CRITERIA: Ability to meet or exceed minimum and/or preferred qualifications.

DUTIES: Under the general supervision of the faculty member, the Graduate Assistant will provide assistance in preparing laboratory materials used in Earth Revealed and Oceanography laboratory courses.  Primary duties will include assisting faculty with preparation of course materials, organizing the storage of materials, preparing materials for instruction, assisting with demonstrations, tutoring of students and replacement and repair of missing or broken teaching items as needed. Other duties may include classroom clean-up and design and construction of mineral, rock, and fossil displays. May perform clerical or other routine tasks such as grading laboratory exercises and examinations, recording grades, etc.  Some supervision of non-GE laboratory sections or students may be required on Saturdays.

SALARY: Current Graduate Assistant rate for a maximum 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, GET print-out verifying enrollment in a program of graduate study in this department, two letters of recommendation and the Universityís Application for Academic Employment form.  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: 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

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.


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