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Graduate Assistant - Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences & Technology

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Work type: Graduate Assistant
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 11 - UAW - California Alliance of Academic Student Workers, Temporary, Part Time

 

Graduate Assistant for the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences & Technology

The Office of the Dean seeks graduate students as Graduate Assistant applicants. Graduate Assistants typically are responsible for assisting classroom instruction; assisting faculty in conducting authorized research; and/or assisting faculty in evaluating student work and examinations.

Determinant on successful GA Eligibility and Department Eligibility and adequate funding, the Department is seeking GA applicants to assist faculty in the conduct of special projects/research within the discipline or academic environment.

Anticipated Semester and Appointment Dates:

Fall 2021: August 17, 2021 - December 22, 2021 

Spring 2022: January 18, 2022 - May 21, 2022 

Hours/Units per week: Students can work up to 20-hours per week;

  • 1-unit is equivalent to 2.66 hrs per week (40hrs x 1-unit/15-unit)
  • 1.3-wtus - 6.5-wtus (dependent on courses and number of section(s) assigned)
  • 3-6 units
  • no more than 6-units, (or not to exceed 7.50 total wtus in one semester, which equates to 20-hours per week)

Job Duties may include the following, but will be dependent upon the specific course to which the teaching associate will be assigned, as well as upon the specific needs of the faculty member in charge of the course:

  • Provide professional non-teaching assistance to faculty members,
  • Provide research assistance and practical experience in fields related to their advanced study,
  • May involve supervising students in a classroom, workshop, or laboratory (final responsibility is vested in a member of the faculty),
  • Provide training students in the use of equipment or other resources,
  • Assist faculty with research and preparation of course materials,
  • Participate in evaluation of students' work,
  • Tutoring students.

Qualifications:

  • Possession of an approved baccalaureate degree,
  • Must be a student fully admitted to the MA MS MFA Program in the college, in good academic standing, and be enrolled in at least 6-units for the semester or in two courses toward the degree,
  • Must demonstrate satisfactory progress towards the degree,
  • For graduate students with conditional classified standing in the discipline current enrollment in at least six (6) units of graduate study in the program is required,
  • For graduate students already matriculating in the program, a pattern of significant and satisfactory progress toward the completion of the graduate degree is required,
  • Ability to relate well with others within the academic environment and have the ability or potential to learn how to instruct and evaluate students,
  • Ability to assist faculty in the conduct of special projects/research within the discipline,
  • Communication skills appropriate to the instructional setting,
  • Evidence of subject matter competence,
  • Experience in a closely-related discipline,
  • Ability and willingness to work with computers including common word-processing software, and computer and Internet-based language teaching technology.

Application Procedures: The review of applications begin immediately and may continue until the position is filled. The following documents are required to upload:

1. Curriculum Vita, or résumé.  Your Curriculum Vita, or CV, is the academic equivalent of a résumé.  It should contain your contact information, your employment and educational history, skills such as computer programming, familiarity with commonly used computer programs, as well as internships, awards, volunteer service, training and any other experience you have that is relevant to education.

2. Current unofficial transcripts from your undergraduate and graduate education.  If you have attended more than one institution, please copy and combine these transcripts into one document.

  • How to submit your unofficial transcripts 
    • If you are a Fresno State student:  Sign into https://my.fresnostate.edu.  Access your Unofficial Transcript.  Highlight all text throughout the document, copy it and paste it into a word processor document, and save the document with your name somewhere in the file name. 
    • If you are not yet a Fresno State student:  Most U.S. universities allow students to access their academic records online, in a way similar to the way described above for Fresno State students.  Contact your institution’s registrar to find out how to access your unofficial transcript and follow the process described above.  If you have transcripts from more than one institution, please copy them all and paste them into one document, as PageUp only allows one document to be uploaded into the link for transcripts.  Make certain that each institution is clearly indicated within this document.

Inquiries contact: Dr. Dennis Nef, Dean, dennisn@csufresno.edu

About the Campus

California State University, Fresno, is a forward-looking and diverse institution located in California’s Central Valley, known for its agriculture, reasonable housing costs, cultural diversity, and proximity to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada.

The Fresno State campus sits in the midst of the San Joaquin Valley, a valley rich in the traditions and representation of Native American peoples and cultures. We are grateful to be in the traditional homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples, whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this land.

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect, and ethical behavior, please visit: http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/diversity The campus is ranked 24th in the nation by Washington Monthly; ranked 3rd by U.S. News & World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41st in the nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges.

Fresno State’s Principles of Community

These Principles were developed collaboratively by faculty, staff, and administrators. They exemplify what we aspire to be.  Find out more about our Principles of Community at: https://fresnostate.edu/president/strategic-plan/principles-of-community.html

We all play a role in fostering an inclusive work and learning environment of respect, kindness, collaboration, and accountability where every member of the student body, faculty, staff, and administration can thrive. Our Principles of Community reflect our core values of Discovery, Diversity, and Distinction as well as our deep commitment to our mission "to boldly educate and empower students for success."

Our Students

California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Other Campus Information

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees online at www.fresnostate.edu/police/clery/index.shtml.  Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a "limited 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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html.

California State University, Fresno is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click http://fresnostate.edu/adminserv/smokefree/index.html

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

 

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