Job Opportunities For Unit 11 Academic Students

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INSTRUCTIONAL STUDENT ASSISTANTS

Under supervision, Instructional Student Assistants provide tutoring, grading or instruction to other CSU students for 50% or more of their work hours in a given appointment in a given academic department or equivalent administrative unit over the course of an academic term. 

Instructional Student Assistants work no more than 20 hours per week during academic periods and may work full-time during academic break periods.  Incumbents may have concurrent assignments in other Student Assistant classifications as long as the maximum of 20 hours per week are not exceeded.

The minimum qualifications for an ISA include admission or registration as a CSU student.  The completion of specific coursework may also be required in order to teach, grade or tutor for a course. 

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

TEACHING ASSOCIATES

Teaching Associates typically are responsible for providing classroom and/or laboratory instruction, making assignments to students, preparing course materials, administering examinations, assessing student performance, tutoring students and determining course grades.  Also, incumbents may assist faculty with field experience, supervision, simulation exercises and/or research projects.

A Teaching Associate must be registered in a CSU graduate degree program and must be enrolled in courses towards the completion of that graduate degree during the teaching associate appointment period.  This includes students enrolled in CSU courses through CSU extension, if the courses are taken for credit toward completion of the CSU graduate degree.  Students enrolled in credential programs and students enrolled in graduate programs outside the CSU are not eligible for this classification.

The minimum qualifications for Teaching Associates include:

  1. Equivalent to or completion of the requirements for a bachelor's degree and concurrent admission to or enrollment in a graduate degree program of the CSU that is related to the discipline to which the individual is assigned.
  2. Knowledge of the subject matter of the discipline to which the individual is assigned. 
  3. The ability to relate well to others within the academic environment.
  4. The ability to instruct and evaluate students.
  5. Evidence of satisfactory achievement in previous academic work.

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

GRADUATE ASSISTANTS

Typical activities of Graduate Assistants may include:  (1) assisting in the instruction of students by conducting small discussion groups related to large lecture or television courses and the like, supervising laboratory periods, workshops, production courses or other course activities, assisting by handling equipment, performing demonstrations, maintaining office hours to provide direct individual contact between student and graduate assistant, clarifying course material or course content for students;  (2) providing assistance to faculty conducting authorized research by collecting and arranging data, developing source materials, summarizing reports, searching the literature and compiling bibliographies, developing and operating research equipment, preparing and caring for research materials, assisting in the conduct of experiments, etc.; and/or (3) generally assisting faculty in evaluating student work and examinations; preparing course materials and aids, or performing other functions requiring knowledge and background beyond that generally possessed by undergraduate assistants. 

The minimum qualifications  for Graduate Assistants are:

  1. Equivalent to completion of the requirements for a bachelor's degree and registration in a CSU graduate degree program.  Students enrolled in credential programs are not eligible for this position.
  2. Knowledge of the subject matter of the discipline in which the individual is assigned. 
  3. The ability to relate well to others within the academic environment. 
  4. The ability to supervise, assist and train students.
  5. The ability to assist faculty in the conduct of special projects/research within the discipline.
  6. An initial appointment requires the evidence of satisfactory achievement in previous academic work.  Subsequent appointments require the evidence of satisfactory progress toward completion of the degree.

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

Job Opportunity Websites

 

Career Center-Cougar Jobs  

College of Business Administration

College of Education, Health and Human Services

College of Humanities, Arts, and Behavioral and Social Sciences

College of Science and Mathematics