Fresno State campus

24-25 AY Instructional Student Assistant (ISA) - Psychology

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

Instructional Student Assistant (ISA) for the Department of Psychology

College of Science and Mathematics

Position Overview:

The Department of Psychology is seeking Instructional Student Assistant (ISA) applicants.

Job duties may include the following, but will be dependent upon the specific course to which the Instructional Student Assist (ISA) will be assigned, as well as upon the specific needs of the faculty member in charge of the course. We have two different positions open this semester, the Psych 10 Readers who manage our writing requirement and experiment credits for our Psych 10 students and Teaching Interns who assist faculty with grading and class management.

The department reserves the right to choose the most qualified candidate for each position and to assign Instructional Student Assistant to the courses that are appropriate for the department program and curriculum in any given semester. Due to staff and curriculum changes, courses offered may vary, and no guarantee of employment from semester to semester can be made.

Anticipated Appointment Dates: This position is opened until filled. If you have applied and no other positions are available, you will be notified.

Fall 2024: August 19, 2024 - December 23, 2024

Spring 2025: January 15, 2025 - May 23, 2025

Hours: 0-20 hours per week.

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

Psych 10 Reader - WRC

  • Provide instructional support to the Psych 10 Coordinator, Dr. Kosloff.
  • Evaluate student assignments and provide feedback on the Psych 10 writing prompts.
  • Maintain/Submit students records/grades. You will be expected to grade papers using the approved rubric and reply to your students in a timely manner.
  • Proficient in using Zoom and email to communicate with your students and be familiar with Canvas and Safeassign.

Teaching Intern

  • Assignments will vary depending on the instructor students are assigned to. Typical tasks include grading tests, homework, quizzes for various upper division psychology courses. Must have completed the course you are expected to grade with an A or B or permission of the instructor in charge.
  • Hours vary – typical assignment is between 20 to 40 hours for the semester.


  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Demonstrated commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic background, Classified graduate student in the Psychology Dept.
  • Classified graduate student in the Psychology Dept.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field from an accredited university.
  • Students applying for the Teaching Intern – ISA position may be undergraduates with junior or senior standing in the Psychology B.A. program with the permission of the faculty instructor.
  • Mastery of the English Language. Communication skills appropriate for an instructional setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Mastery of APA Style

Application Procedures: The review of applications will begin immediately and may continue for next semester. For full consideration, the application and all required materials must be submitted by Thursday, July 25th. 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:
    1. If you are a Fresno State student:  Sign into  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. 
    2. 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.
  3. List of three references. The online application will request you to enter your three references separate from your C.V. The letters of references may be requested by the committee. Be prepared to enter the following for each of your three referents:
    1. First name
    2. Last name
    3. Type of reference
    4. Organization
    5. Position Title
    6. Phone Number
    7. E-mail address
  4. Cover letter highlighting your qualifications for the position you are applying for.
  5. Psych 10 reader position only1 to 2 page writing sample.

Finalists may be asked for an interview.

Inquiries: Psych 10 WRC applicants should contact Dr. Spee Kosloff, Psych 10 WRC coordinator; with any questions. Teaching Intern applicants can contact Dr. Lorin Lachs at with any questions.

Instruction Student Assistant additional information regarding assignment:

The California State University Instructional Student Assistant Classification and Qualification Standards

  • Evaluations: ISA's may be evaluated per CBA, Unit 11, Article 8 
  • Salary: Each department has different salary scales. Please check with your department for your Base Salary. The Salary range for Instructional Student Assistants starts at $17.01 per an hour.
  • Assignments: Assignments are made by Department Chair or Program Coordinator after consultation with the candidate.
  • Duties Form: Per the Collective Bargaining Agreement for Unit 11, a Duties Form (see Appendix E of the CBA) will be completed between the Department and Academic Student Employee. This form substantiates the jobs included for the department Instructional Student Assistant position.
  • Instructional Student Assistant positions are for matriculated students at Fresno State. 
  • Students are limited to 20-hours of part-time work on campus.

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.

The campus is ranked 36th in the nation by Washington Monthly’s 2022 National University Rankings, and ranked 25th in the nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges. The campus is classified as an R2 “Doctoral Universities – High research activities” university per Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

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 here.

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."

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.

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 Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

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.

California State University, Fresno is a tobacco-free, smoke-free, and vapor-free campus. For more information, please click

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

The California State University System strongly recommends the COVID-19 vaccination and booster for all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) as stated in the revised policy effective April 2023, COVID-19 Vaccinations and Other Safety Measures. You can find more information here.

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