AL | TD - GA

College of Arts & Letters

Position:

Department of Theatre and Dance

Graduate Assistant

Starting Date:

Beginning Spring 2019

Minimum Qualifications:

Degree-seeking graduate student in Departments compatible with Theatre and Dance.  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 possess strong oral and written communication skills, 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated research skills and writing proficiency, as well as an ability to mentor undergraduate students, are preferred.

Hiring Criteria:

Students will be selected as Graduate assistants based on the quality of their academic performance, and their demonstrated ability or potential to work effectively and collegially with students, staff, and faculty.

Duties:

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; assisting with handling equipment; and clarifying course material or course content for students. The GA will perform clerical or other routine tasks, including grading examinations; recording grades; assisting faculty with research and preparation of course materials; participating in the evaluation of students’ work; and other related tasks.

Salary:

Current Graduate Assistant rate.

The University:

California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the United States for the upward mobility of its students. The University is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good, offering nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, and the humanities. Founded in 1947, Cal State LA serves more than 28,000 students and more than 240,000 distinguished alumni. A majority of the University’s alumni live in the Los Angeles region, enriching their communities and contributing to the vitality of the local economy. Cal State LA is focused on developing a new bioscience entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley regions through partnerships with local business. To provide increased educational opportunities, Cal State LA recently opened a campus in downtown Los Angeles that offers graduate and undergraduate programs, as well as professional development and certificate programs. The university is home to the critically acclaimed Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs, Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center, Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility, Billie Jean King Sports Complex and the TV, Film and Media Center.

Required Documentation:

Standard documentation includes: Letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, verification of 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.

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 

Application:

Applications accepted at any time.

Applications should be sent to the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Email applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information to: TAD@calstatela.edu

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, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/TITLE IX EMPLOYER

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.