college of natural & social sciences

Department of Physics and Astronomy

POSITION: Teaching Associate

STARTING DATE: Spring  2011, and continuing

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Degree-seeking graduate student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy to perform instruction.  Teaching associates must be registered in a CSU graduate degree program and must be enrolled in courses towards the completion of that graduate degree during the teaching associate appointment period.  Applicants should have the ability to relate well to others within the academic environment, have the potential for excellent teaching, and demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multiethnic, multicultural environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Prior experience as a graduate assistant or completion of faculty supervised training.

DUTIES: Under supervision of faculty, successful candidates will teach laboratory and activity classes associated with calculus and non-calculus based physics courses as well as laboratories associated with general education courses in both physics and astronomy.  They must hold office hours and will be responsible for correcting all assignments as well as submitting final grades.

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.

SALARY RANGE: Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Standard documentation includes: letter of application, curriculum vita, GET printout verifying current enrollment in the Physics and Astronomy M.S. program, 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.

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

Department of Physics and Astronomy
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032- 8206

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: 03/7/2011