College of Natural & Social Sciences


Graduate Assistant for Geographical Information System Lab, Department of Geosciences and Environment

Starting Date:

Beginning Fall semester 2016 and ongoing

Minimum Qualifications:

Degree-seeking graduate student in the Department of Geosciences and Environment to perform computer lab assistance. 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

A bachelor degree in Geography or related fields, good hands-on computer and GIS skills and knowledgeable on ArcGIS and ENVI software packages.

Hiring Criteria:

Appointments as a Graduate Assistant are made based on evidence of academic achievement, potential for academic success and expressed interest in, and availability for, performing the described duties of a Graduate Assistant.


Under the general supervision of the faculty member, the Graduate Assistant will provide assistance to student during the in-class GIS exercise, maintain lab hours and answer students’ questions.


Current Graduate Assistant rate for an average of 20 hours per week.

The University:

CCalifornia State University, Los Angeles is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. With over 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs led by award-winning faculty, Cal State LA’s dedication to access and excellence has been recognized nationally.  Founded in 1947, the University is located just minutes from downtown Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and serves more than 27,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic and racial diversity of the area. As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving and Minority-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. This longstanding commitment is reflected in its history as home to the nation’s first Chicano Studies program, second Pan-African Studies program, as well as Latin American and Asian and Asian American Studies programs.

Required Documentation:

Standard documentation includes: letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form. Applicants will be notified of their appointment to a position by e-mail and/or telephone.  Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


Applications accepted at any time and will be reviewed until the position is filled. Address applications and required documentation (preferably in pdf format) and/or requests for information to:


Geography & Urban Analysis
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
(323) 343-2229; hye2@calstatela.edu


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

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.