NSS | SOC - GA

College of Natural & Social Sciences

Position:

Graduate Assistant for Department of Sociology

Starting Date:

Beginning Fall semester 2016 and on-going

Minimum Qualifications:

Degree-seeking graduate student in the Department of Sociology. 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:

Knowledge of the discipline of Sociology, experience working independently in a fast-paced environment, and a desire for a career in college teaching.

Hiring Criteria:

Enrollment in the MA program in Sociology and making substantive progress towards degree; compatible schedule with course to be assisted.

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 lectures 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 students. Will perform clerical or other routine 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 other related tasks.

Salary:

Current Graduate Assistant rate for an average of 5-20 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, three letters of recommendation and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 

Application:

Applications accepted at any time.

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

 

Department of Sociology
Attn: Department Chair
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8162

 

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