College of Arts & Letters


Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Teaching Associate for Modern Languages and Literatures (MLL).

Starting Date:

Beginning Fall quarter 2012 and on-going.

Minimum Qualifications:

Degree-seeking graduate student in the Department of MLL. 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 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.

As a University dedicated to engagement, service and the public good, the successful candidate will be expected to join faculty, staff, students and administrators in a commitment to these purposes.

The following specific requirements must be satisfied:
a)  Classified graduate standing in MLL.
b)  G.P.A. of 3.5 in courses for the language in question.
c) Current enrollment in a course that appears on the student's approved graduate program. A course previously taken for which a grade of "I" was assigned does not meet this requirement.
d) Completion of ML 496 (4 units) with a grade of B or better prior, or equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Excellent evaluation by the ML 496 instructor and strong letters of recommendation.  Prior teaching experience in the language in question, beyond ML 496.

Hiring Criteria:

Should there be more applicants than the number of positions available, those who satisfy preferred qualifications will be given priority.


Successful candidates normally teach one section of elementary or intermediate level course in the language in question, and hold office hours accordingly.


Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University:

California State University, Los Angeles is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. Founded in 1947, the University is in the city of Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and has more than 23,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic diversity of the area. The University is a federally recognized Hispanic-serving, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving, and Minority-serving institution.

Required Documentation:

Standard documentation includes: an "Application for Appointment as a Graduate Teaching Associate in French or Spanish," letter of interest, curriculum vita, an official transcript, three letters of recommendation (including the ML 496 instructor) and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form. Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


Applications accepted at any time. Address applications, required documentation and/or requests for information to:

Department of Modern Language and Literatures
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.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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.