Department of Biological Sciences
POSITION: Teaching Associate for Department of Biological Sciences in laboratory sections of courses in both Biology and Microbiology.
STARTING DATE: Beginning Fall quarter 2011 and on-going.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Degree-seeking graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences. A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a Biological Science, or closely related field, from an accredited institution of higher education is required. 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 appointment period. Applicants should have the ability to relate well to others within the academic environment, demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multiethnic, multicultural environment, and have good oral and written communication skills.
Exceptions to the minimum eligibility qualifications may be granted at the sole discretion of the University.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The applicant should display an ease and comfort in working with students of all ethnicities. Good library research, writing, people/social skills as well as an ability to mentor undergraduate students is essential.
HIRING CRITERIA: Priority will be given to individuals who have excellent oral and written communication skills.
DUTIES: Under supervision of faculty, successful candidates will teach laboratory sections of undergraduate biology and microbiology labs. They will be required to attend weekly meetings with the lab coordinator for the class and they may be expected to attend the lecture associated with the lab that they are teaching and/or help the instructor in the proctoring of exams. The teaching associate may also be responsible for helping to clarify course material or course content for students.
PERCENTAGE OR HOURS OF APPOINTMENT: To be determined.
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.
SALARY RANGE: Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Standard documentation includes: letter of application, curriculum vita, GET print-out verifying enrollment in a program of graduate study in the department of Biological Sciences, three letters of recommendation and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form.
Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
DEADLINES FOR APPLICATION AND PROCEDURES FOR NOTIFICATION: Applications accepted at any time.
APPLICATION: Address applications, required documentation and/or requests for information to:
Department of Biological Sciences
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8201
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