College of Health & Human Services


Graduate Assistant for the Department of  Public Health

Starting Date:

Fall Semester, 2016

Minimum Qualifications:

Degree-seeking graduate student in Social Work, Nursing, Biology, or Healthcare Management to provide assistance to a faculty member teaching a large undergraduate course: PH 4310, Community Health Care Programs. The Graduate Assistant must be registered in a Cal State LA 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of the disciplines of Public Health, with specific knowledge of the principles of community health issues. Experience working independently in a fast paced environment, capacity to meet deadlines, ability to work well with people operating under academically stressful conditions.

Hiring Criteria:

Evidence of academic achievement, potential for academic success and expressed interest in, and availability for, performing the duties of a Graduate Assistant, and compatible schedule with course to be assisted.


Under the general supervision of the Department Chair and the course instructor for PH 4310 (Community Health Care Programs), the Graduate Assistant will provide instructional assistance for PH 4310 that will include, but is not limited to: class attendance; office hours; collaboration in grading written assignments, exams and quizzes; support in uploading to Moodle; collaboration in monitoring student questions via Moodle; and other instructional assistance.


Current Graduate Assistant rate for an average of 20 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 23,000 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, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and the University’s Application for Academic Employment formEmployment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


Applications are accepted at any time and will be reviewed until the position is filled. Applicants will be notified of their appointment to a position by e-mail and/or telephone. Address applications, required documentation and/or requests for information to:


Department of Public Health    
 California State University
Los Angeles 5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032


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

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.