College of Natural & Social Sciences


Department of History

Graduate Assistant for course(s) in United States history.

Starting Date:

Fall 2010 and ongoing.

Minimum Qualifications:

Enrollment in the M.A. program in History or a compatible M.A. program such as Pan African Studies, Latin American Studies, Chicano Studies, English, Political Science, Sociology, or others. The applicant should show evidence of a college-level lower division survey of United States history and upper division course work in United States history.  Good library research, writing, and people/social skills as well as an ability to mentor undergraduate students are essential.  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:

Desire for a career in college teaching.


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-lecture 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 student.  The Assistant will perform other 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 fulfilling related tasks.


Current Graduate Assistant rate for an average of five to ten 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:

A current resume, verification of undergraduate degree and two letters of recommendation. Please submit the University's Application for Academic Employment form. Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


Address applications and required documentation (preferably in pdf format) and/or requests for information to:

Scott Wells, Chair
Department of History
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
(323) 343-2020

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.