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College of Ethnic Studies


College of Ethnic Studies

Graduate Assistant for College of Ethnic Studies, the Dean’s Office

Starting Date:

Beginning Spring 2022

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduate Assistants must be graduate students registered in the CLS or other Cal State LA graduate degree programs and must be enrolled in courses towards the completion of their 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:

The applicant should be a full-time student and not be employed as a full-time professional (i.e., teacher, social worker). Applicants should demonstrate interests in developing research and/or project management skills, and the ability to contribute to the College of Ethnic Studies and a desire to be mentored by administrators and staff in the Dean’s Office.

Hiring Criteria:

The successful applicant should have a compatible schedule as well as the ability to work virtually on all agreed-upon projects.


Under the general supervision and mentorship of administrators and staff in the Dean’s Office, the Graduate Assistant will provide assistance in research, administrative tasks, and organizational responsibilities related to College projects. For example, Graduate Assistants working with College projects might be assigned to gathering content, creating, and editing an electronic College newsletter or assigned to coordinate and communicate across departments in planning a college-wide event.


Current Graduate Assistant rate.

Graduate Assistants will work 10 hours per week for 15 weeks each semester for a total of 150 hours per semester. 

The University:

California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system.  The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the U.S. for the upward mobility of its students, and is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good.  We offer nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, ethnic studies, and the humanities. Our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, community engagement, and service.

Our 240,000 alumni reflect the City and County’s dynamic mix of populations.  The University has one of the most diverse student populations of any college or university in the nation.  As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual.



Required Documentation:

To apply applicants should submit the University’s Application for Academic Employment Form and the following materials from their departmental graduate application: three letters of recommendation, transcripts, personal statement, and departmental application.

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


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address applications, required documentation and/or requests for information to:

College of Ethnic Studies
Attention: Annsha Harrison
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8162

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.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to [email protected]

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.


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.