AL | MLL - TA2

College of Arts & Letters


Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Teaching Associate for Chinese Program

Starting Date:

Beginning Spring semester 2018 [and on-going]

Minimum Qualifications:

Degree-seeking graduate student in the Departments compatible with language teaching and learning, such as Education, TESOL or others.

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.

Exceptions to the minimum eligibility qualifications may be granted at the sole discretion of the University.


The following specific requirements must be satisfied:

  1. Near-native fluency in Chinese
  2. Chinese BA with a 3.5 G.P.A. or above at Cal State LA
  3. Good academic standing with a 3.0 G.P.A. or above in the student’s graduate program
  4. 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.

Completion of ML 4960 (3 units) with a grade of B or better, or equivalent experience.


Preferred Qualifications:

Excellent evaluation by the ML 4960 instructor and strong letters of recommendation. Prior teaching experience in Chinese, beyond ML 4960.

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 Chinese, and hold office hours accordingly.


Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University:

California State University, Los Angeles, a comprehensive urban university and one of 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system, offers programs in more than 50 academic and professional fields.  The campus is located at the eastern edge of Los Angeles, adjacent to the western San Gabriel Valley, with more than 22,000 full and part-time students reflecting the rich, ethnic diversity of the area.  The University is committed to student-centered learning, free scholarly inquiry and academic excellence.

Required Documentation:

Standard documentation includes: letter of application, curriculum vita, GET print-out verifying enrollment in a program of graduate study in a program of graduate study related to this assignment], three letters of recommendation and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form (found HERE). In addition, an “Application for Appointment as a Graduate Teaching Associate” must be submitted to the MLL Department.  Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 


Deadline for applications: September 15, 2017

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.