HHS | NFS - GA (Monthly)


College of Health and Human Services

Department of Department of Nutrition and Food Science


Graduate Assistant -Monthly for Department of Nutrition and Food Science

Starting Date:

Beginning Fall 2023

Minimum Qualifications:

Degree-seeking graduate student in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science. 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:

The applicant should display an ease and comfort interacting with students of all ethnicities. Good research skills and writing proficiency, as well as an ability to mentor undergraduate students, are preferred.

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.


Under the general supervision of the faculty member, the Graduate Assistant will provide assistance in the instruction of students by conducting small discussion groups related to large lecture course activities; assisting with handling equipment; maintaining office hours; and clarifying course material or course content for students. The GA will perform clerical or other routine tasks, including grading examinations; recording grades; assisting faculty with research and preparation of course materials; participating in the evaluation of students’ work; and other related tasks.


Current Graduate Assistant – monthly range: $3,091-$5,508

This appointment will be at a 10:30am – 3:30 pm (20 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 this department [note: if interdisciplinary, use “in a program of graduate study related to this assignment], 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.

Please submit application, required documentation and/or requests for information via email:

Department of Nutrition and Food Science /Dr. Kathryn Hillstrom
[email protected]
Department of Nutrition and Food Science

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.

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.