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Teaching Associates

Positions
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has a number of positions for Teaching Associates each semester.   A TA is a CSUF graduate student who is appointed part-time, usually to teach credit-bearing laboratory courses.  Responsibility for a course may be vested in the TA under the direct supervision of an appropriate faculty member.

Duties may include the following:

  • providing classroom, laboratory, and/or field instruction,
  • preparing course materials, preparing and administering assignments to students,
  • administering examinations, grading student work and otherwise assessing student performance, and determining course grades,
  • holding scheduled office hours, and
  • meeting the expectations of TAs for the specific course, as established by the Department, supervising faculty member, and/or course laboratory coordinator.

Participation in the Laboratory Safety Class offered by the CSUF Research and Instructional Safety Office is required for all TA's within the first two weeks of the academic term for continued appointment.

Qualifications and Hiring Criteria*

  • Completion of the requirements for a bachelor’s degree.
  • Currently enrolled or admitted to a CSUF Master’s degree program that is related to chemistry or biochemistry.  (Students enrolled in credential programs are not eligible for this position.)
  • Knowledge of the subject matter of the course(s) to which the individual is assigned.
  • Familiarity with CSUF and Chemistry and Biochemistry Department policies and procedures on field trips, Department vehicle use, and lab safety is expected, where appropriate.
  • Ability to relate well to others within the academic environment.
  • Ability to instruct and evaluate students effectively.
  • For the initial appointment, evidence of satisfactory achievement in previous academic work (transcripts and/or letters of recommendation), and for reappointment, agreement by research adviser.

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

Classification, Salary and Continued Appointment
Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Graduate Teaching Associates are hired in Range A of Class Code 2354.
For subsequent appointment, the graduate student must be in good standing, as defined by the University and Department, and show evidence of satisfactory progress toward completion of the degree.  In addition, if previously appointed as a Chemistry and Biochemistry TA and/or GA, the student’s performance must have been evaluated as satisfactory, with re-hiring recommended.

Application Procedures
To apply, please contact Ocena Corbin:  Chemistry and Biochemistry (657) 278-3624.

The Department will solicit information from all matriculated Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate students as to their requests and preferences for TA and GA positions for the following semester.  Prospective Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate students may complete the appropriate form that is part of the departmental application, and will be considered for available work as they matriculate.

Application Deadline
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