College of Arts & Letters


Department of Television, Film and Media Studies

Graduate Assistant for Department of Television, Film And Media Studies

Starting Date:

Beginning Winter quarter 2015, recurring in forthcoming quarters as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

Degree-seeking graduate student in the Department of television, film and media studies. 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.

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

The applicant should display an ease and comfort in operating lab and camera equipment and working with students. Good library research, writing, people/social skills as well as an ability to mentor undergraduate students is essential.

Hiring Criteria:
  1. Must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student at California State University, Los Angeles.
  2. Must be in good academic standing.
  3. The graduate student should have good communication skills.
  4. Must be present during class meetings.

Under the 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, assist faculty's wheelchair mobility as needed, take attendance, set-up a/v equipment, distribute and collect materials, clarify course material or course content for students. Will perform clerical or other routine tasks such as grading examinations, recording grades, transcribing notes, etc., assisting faculty with research and preparation of course materials; participating in the evaluation of students’ work and other related tasks.


Current Graduate Assistant rate for an average of 20 hours per week.

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: letter of application, curriculum vita or resume, 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 contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


January 2, 2014, or until the position is filled. Address applications, required documentation and/or requests for information to:

Department of Television, Film and Media Studies
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.

Fingerprinting is required and will be checked by the California Department of Justice and FBI.

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.