College of Natural & Social Sciences


Teaching Associate, Department of Geosciences and Environment

for lectures and labs in the following courses:

GEOG 1550 Human Geography

GEOG 1600 Physical Geography

GEOG 1700 Meteorology

GEOL 1500 Earth Revealed

GEOL 1550 Oceanography

GEOL 1580 Natural Disasters

Starting Date:

Beginning Fall semester 2016 and ongoing

Minimum Qualifications:

Degree-seeking graduate student in the Department of Geological Sciences to perform instruction. 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 teaching associate appointment period. Applicants should have the ability to relate well to others within the academic environment, have the potential for excellent teaching, and demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multiethnic, multicultural environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Desire for a career in college teaching.

Hiring Criteria:

Appointments as a Graduate Assistant are made based on evidence of academic achievement, potential for academic success and expressed interest in, and availability for, performing the described duties of a Graduate Assistant.


Under supervision of faculty, successful candidates will teach laboratory sections of undergraduate Earth Revealed, Oceanography, Natural Disasters lectures or labs. They may be required to attend weekly meetings with the lab coordinator for the class and they may be expected to attend some lectures associated with labs that they are teaching.


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. With over 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs led by award-winning faculty, Cal State LA’s dedication to access and excellence has been recognized nationally.  Founded in 1947, the University is located just minutes from downtown Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and serves more than 27,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic and racial diversity of the area. As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving and Minority-serving institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. This longstanding commitment is reflected in its history as home to the nation’s first Chicano Studies program, second Pan-African Studies program, as well as Latin American and Asian and Asian American Studies programs.

Required Documentation:

Standard documentation includes: letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation (at least one from a current department faculty member) and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


Applications will be accepted 3 weeks prior to the semester applying for employment and applicants will be notified by email and/or mail. Address applications and required documentation (preferably in pdf format) and/or requests for information to:

Dr. Hengchun Ye, Chair
Department of Geosciences & Environment
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
(323) 343-2229; hye2@calstatela.edu


Exceptions to minimum qualifications may be granted at the sole discretion of the hiring department/authority.

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.