College of Health & Human Services


Department of Communication Disorders

Graduate Assistant for the Department of Communication Disorders

Starting Date:


Minimum Qualifications:

Degree-seeking graduate student in the Department of Communication Disorders to provide assistance to a faculty member teaching a large undergraduate course.  The Graduate Assistant must be registered in a CSULA 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:

Knowledge of the disciplines of Communication Disorders, with specific knowledge of the principles of audiologic rehabilitation, of normal speech and language development, and of the acoustics of speech. Experience working independently in a fast paced environment, capacity to meet deadlines, ability to work well with people operating under academically stressful conditions.

Hiring Criteria:

Successfully passed the requisite COMD courses that coincide with assigned duties.


Under the general supervision of the Department Chair and the course instructor for the designated COMD course, the Graduate Assistant will provide instructional assistance for that course which will include, but is not limited to: class attendance; office hours; collaboration in grading written assignments, exams and quizzes; support in uploading to Moodle; collaboration in monitoring student questions via Moodle; and other instructional assistance.


Current Graduate Assistant rate for an average of 10 to 20 hours per week depending on the need for the particular assignment.

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, 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.


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

Department of Communication Disorders
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8171

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.