|Graduate Assistant Openings in Philosophy|
August 19, 2013 (Fall semester)
January 21, 2014 (Spring semester)
|Paid in five monthly installments of $549 – $628/month|
(1) A GPA of at least 3.5 in all graduate-level coursework at CSULB or all undergraduate philosophy coursework at the institution where applicant received the BA.
(2) Completion of all entry requirements in previous philosophy coursework for the MA program, either as an undergraduate (at any institution) or by completing “deficiency” requirements for MA admittance at CSULB.
(3) Appropriate preparation to assist in introductory philosophy courses. GA must have the ability to communicate effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community.
(1) Passing the Basic Qualifying Examination (BQE) by the time of application
(2) Successful completion of the Department’s Graduate Proseminar (PHIL610)
(3) Successful completion of the Department’s Graduate teaching seminar (PHIL597)
(4) Classroom experience in other programs (e.g., supplemental instruction, tutorial work).
Assist in the instruction and administration of introductory courses in the Philosophy curriculum. Performance of duties requires approximately 10 hours per week.
The Department of Philosophy at California State University, Long Beach is committed to building a more diverse faculty, staff, and student body as it responds to the changing population and educational needs of California and the nation. We seek applicants and nominations from those who have experience teaching, mentoring, and developing research in ways that effectively address individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds. California State University, Long Beach is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
IMPORTANT: Graduate students are permitted to be employed as a Graduate Assistant (GA) or Teaching Associate (TA) for a total of six semesters. Graduate students must be enrolled in at least 6 units during each semester employed unless graduate student has less than 6 units remaining to be completed on the graduate program or fewer than 6 units on the graduate program are being offered or enrolled in GS 700 as the final course. This is university policy.
A cover letter of application explaining the student’s interest in and qualifications for the position, including contact information as well as a statement affirming that the eligibility requirements are met
At least one letter of recommendation, which addresses the student’s potential for effective teaching, from a faculty member (preferably from Philosophy) at CSULB or from the applicant’s undergraduate institution
One writing sample in philosophy (a term paper or essay written for a philosophy course at CSULB or elsewhere).
Finally, as the Department normally has multiple openings, please indicate preferences for course, instructors, and times.
Applications should be submitted to the attention of the Graduate Advisor, care of Kazunori Mogi email@example.com in the Philosophy Department, California State University Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840–2408 (telephone: 562–985–4331). Electronic submission is preferred. Please ensure that you submit exactly one complete application. Inquiries should go to either the Graduate Advisor, Cory Wright firstname.lastname@example.org or Department Chairperson, Wayne Wright email@example.com.
CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, political affiliation, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.