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College of Natural & Social Sciences


Division of Natural & Social Sciences

Teaching Associate for [Natural & Social Sciences]

Starting Date:

Beginning Fall 2022

Minimum Qualifications:

Degree-seeking graduate student in the College of Natural & Social Sciences. Teaching Associates must be currently admitted to a CSULA graduate degree program and enrolled in courses towards the completion of that graduate degree during the appointment period.  The successful applicant will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings.

Exceptions to the minimum eligibility qualifications may be granted at the sole discretion of the University.

Preferred Qualifications:

1) Familiarity with the Cal State LA campus and resources (e.g., advising, tutoring, etc.) for students.
2) Evidence of good oral and written communication skills
3) Evidence of potential to work with a first-generation student population.

Hiring Criteria:

The successful applicant should be an effective writer and communicator, possess basic technology competencies, have a compatible schedule with course to be assisted, and a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0. They should be familiar with the Cal State LA campus and resources and demonstrate commitment to student success.


Under supervision of the NSS Associate Dean and NSS 1001 Course coordinator, successful candidates will teach a section of NSS 1001. They will be required to meet with the Associate Dean/Course coordinator and attend the Course Coordinator’s office hours as needed.


Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. This appointment will be at a .2 timebase (8 hours per week).

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:

Standard documentation includes: letter of application, curriculum vita, GET print-out verifying enrollment in a program of graduate study in any Department with the College of NSS, 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. 


"Applications accepted at any time”

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

Associate Dean, College of Natural & Social Sciences
Attention Amy Miller
[email protected]
NSS Dean’s Office, ASCB223
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032

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 https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to [email protected]

Beginning January 1, 2022, campuses may not hire or reappoint an Employee to perform CSU-related work outside of California. Requests for exceptions are very limited based on CSU Policy and must have prior written approval from the University President.

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.