Department of Geosciences & Environment
Position: Graduate Assistant
Starting Date: Beginning Fall quarter 2011 and on-going.
Minimum Qualifications: Degree-seeking graduate student in the Department of Geosciences & Environment. 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.
Preferred Qualifications: Strong knowledge of general geology and oceanography laboratory teaching materials and equipment. Completion of introductory geology and geology related courses.
Hiring Criteria: Ability to meet or exceed minimum and/or preferred qualifications.
Duties: Under the general supervision of the faculty member, the Graduate Assistant will provide assistance in preparing laboratory materials used in Earth Revealed and Oceanography laboratory courses. Duties will include organizing the storage of materials and preparing materials for instruction. Replacement and repair of missing or broken teaching items as needed. Unpacking, sorting, and organization of materials from recent department move from Physical Science to Biological Sciences. Classroom clean-up. Design and construction of mineral, rock, and dinosaur displays. May perform clerical or other routine tasks such as grading examinations, recording grades, etc.; assisting faculty with research and preparation of course materials.
Salary Range: Current Graduate Assistant rate for an average of 5 - 10 hours per week.
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 this department, two letters of recommendation and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form. http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/hrm/docs/forms/Empl_applic_academic.pdf
Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Deadlines for application and procedures for notification: Application accepted at anytime.
Application: Address applications, required documentation and/or requests for information to:
Department of Geosciences and Environment
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8162
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.
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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.