History

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Typical activities of Graduate Assistants may include:

  • 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,
  • 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
  • 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge and Abilities: Knowledge of the subject matter of the discipline in which assigned. Ability to relate well to others within the academic environment; ability to supervise, assist, and train students; and ability to assist faculty in the conduct of special projects/research within the discipline. Experience: For the initial appointment, evidence of satisfactory achievement in previous academic work. For subsequent appointment, evidence of satisfactory progress toward completion of the degree. Education: 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.

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURES OR HIRING UNIT CONTACT PERSON: Please submit an application and cover letter, indicating the hours you are available for work, and the name of one reference currently in the department. Applications are available in the History Department, AL 588.

HIRING CRITERIA: GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Graduate Assistants (GA) are assigned to a select number of courses which are taught in a lecture format. Responsibilities include meeting with the professor, attending the lectures, grading student work, and responding to students’ questions about grades. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge and Abilities: Knowledge of the subject matter of the discipline in which assigned. Ability to relate well to students taking the course in which GA will serve as a grader and to the professor teaching the course. For the initial appointment, evidence of satisfactory achievement in previous academic work. For subsequent appointment, evidence of satisfactory progress toward completion of the degree and recommendation of professor who taught course in which GA was a grader. Education: Equivalent to completion of the requirements for a bachelor’s degree and registration in the History Department graduate degree program. Students enrolled in credential programs are not eligible for this position.

  • Evidence of outstanding achievement in academic work.
  • Current enrollment in the Masters Program in the Department of History
  • Must be enrolled in six units of graduate course work.

PERCENTAGE OR HOURS OF APPOINTMENT: Will average out to 10 hrs./wk

DEADLINE TO APPLY AND PROCEDURES FOR NOTIFICATION: Applications are received by the department on an ongoing basis; however, they should be submitted by September 15 for Fall appointments and by December 1 for Spring appointments. Applicants will be notified if awarded the position.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

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.