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Graduate Teaching Assistant in History

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Department: Coll of Arts, Hum, Soc Science
Work type: Graduate Assistant
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 11 - UAW - California Alliance of Academic Student Workers, Temporary, Part Time, Student Services, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Graduate Assistant Employment Opportunity




Job Title and Description: Graduate Teaching Assistant in History


The Department of History seeks applications for five Graduate Assistantships for sections of HIST 1010 World Civilizations I and HIST 2600 Problems in US History to be offered during the Fall 2024 semester. Interested students should send a resume, letter of application, class schedule, and available work schedule to Graduate Program Director Paul Strauss at The letter should include the total number of graduate units completed prior to the Fall 2024 semester, overall graduate GPA, and a description of the applicant’s relevant experience and qualifications for the position.


Graduate Assistants will assist in teaching sections of HIST 1010 World Civilizations I and HIST 2600 Problems in US History. Graduate Assistants will attend lectures, take notes, observe the instructor’s pedagogical style and techniques, lead in-class discussions, and may give a class lecture (on average 3 hours per week); hold office hours to provide students with individualized and small group tutoring for homework assignments and exam preparation (on average 5 hours per week); prepare a teaching portfolio including teaching materials and a teaching statement (on average 2 hours per week); and work with the instructor to evaluate and provide feedback on student work (on average 4 hours per week).


Wage/Salary: $1,136 (anticipated monthly pay) /Full time monthly Base Rate: $3,246 based on FTE and number of days worked
Hours per Week: 14 hrs/ FTE 0.35
Location: Department of History
# of Openings: 5
Expected Start Date: August 19, 2024
Expected End Date: December 20, 2024


Point of Contact Person: Dr. Paul Strauss


Deadline to Apply: August 1, 2024


Hold a Bachelor's degree and be a currently enrolled degree-seeking graduate student in History.

Post-baccalaureate students in a graduate program must be registered in a minimum of four (4) Fall units.


Applications are open to degree-seeking graduate students in History who are registered during the Fall 2024 semester. Positions will be awarded on a competitive basis, with priority given to students with seniority, a record of satisfactory academic progress, and demonstrated experience and qualifications for the position.


A complete application must include a resume, letter of application, available work schedule and class schedule indicating required enrollment as per the Student Employment Policies. (See If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact:


Dr. Paul Strauss
Department of History
California State University, Stanislaus
One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382


To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.


California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

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The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. You can learn more about federal equal employment opportunity protections by accessing the Department of Labor’s notices: and

Individuals with disabling conditions who require accommodation during the recruitment process may contact the ADA Coordinator at (209) 667-3159.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. The CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. The CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California.



Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.



The university requires a criminal and/or child abuse background check to be completed for many of its new employees, current employees seeking promotional or transfer opportunities, and current employees assigned new duties. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position. Failure to consent to any background check will disqualify an applicant from further consideration. Additionally, an applicant who fails to provide the necessary information or who provides false or misleading information may also be disqualified from further consideration. Later discovery of false or misleading information related to the background check may result in the offer of employment being withdrawn or subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

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