Teaching Associate - Communication
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Work type: Teaching Associate
Categories: Unit 11 - UAW - California Alliance of Academic Student
Workers, Temporary, Part Time
Teaching Associate for the Department of Communication
College of Arts & Humanities
The Department of Communication at California State University, Fresno offers
a blend of qualitative, quantitative, and rhetorical approaches to the study
of human communication from a range of traditional, contemporary, and critical
perspectives. The program presents a balance of humanistic and scientific
instruction, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides training
in the communication skills students need to function effectively in teaching,
business, law, the communication professions, public service, politics, and
management. Underrepresented candidates are encouraged to apply.
For more information on the Department of Communication, visit
https:// www. fresnostate.edu/artshum/communication/
Determinant on successful TA Eligibility and Department Eligibility, The
Department is seeking TA applicants. Graduate Teaching Associates in the
Department of Communication typically teach two sections of a lower-division
General Education course (COMM 3: Fundamentals of Public Communication)
under the close supervision of the Graduate Teaching Associate Coordinator.
The department reserves the right to choose the most qualified candidate for
each position and to assign given Teaching Associates 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 2022: August 17, 2022 - December 22, 2022
Spring 2023: January 17, 2023 - May 20, 2023
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)
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:
Teach course(s) as instructor of record, including presentation of all
Prepare course materials
Maintain office hours
Assess student performance, including determining course grades
Attend meetings scheduled by the TA Coordinator for purposes of briefing,
coordination, and discussion of course content and materials
Attend pedagogy classes required for training purposes
Read and evaluate student papers
Evaluate student assignments
Maintain/submit student grades
Maintain Canvas LMS pages for courses taught
The supervisor will perform class observation
Possession of an approved baccalaureate degree
Must be a student fully admitted to the MA Program in the Department of
Communication, 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
Demonstrated commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff and
students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds;
Communication skills appropriate to the instructional setting
Evidence of subject matter competence
Ability and willingness to work with computers including common word-
processing software, and computer and Internet-based language teaching
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. Kevin J. Macy-Ayotte, Department Chair,
Teaching Associates additional information regarding assignment
Evaluations: For details please view the Academic Policy Manual, Section 311
The California State University Teaching Associate Classification and
Salary: Each department has different salary scales. Please check with
your department for your Base Salary. The monthly salary is calculated
based on the Weighted Teaching Units assigned.
Salary Schedule: The salary schedule can be found on the Faculty Affairs
Assignments: Assignments are made by Department Chair or Program
Coordinator after consultation with the teaching associate.
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 teaching associate position.
Teaching Associate is a student position for those actively enrolled in a
graduate program 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
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:
https:// 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-
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 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
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
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:
https:// www. calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html.
California State University, Fresno is a smoke-free campus. For more
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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.
Advertised: 27 Apr 2022 Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled