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24-25 AY Teaching Associate (TA) - Spanish (MCLL)

California State University - Fresno
Fresno, California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 13, 2024

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Teaching Associate (TA) for the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

College of Arts and Humanities

Position Overview:

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures seeks graduate students as Teaching Associate applicants. Teaching Associates typically are responsible for providing classroom instruction. Eligibility is determined by successful TA eligibility department eligibility and adequate funding.
  • The department is seeking TA applicants for sections of Spanish 1A or Spanish 1B.
  • TAs will teach sections of Spanish 1A or Spanish 1B the following semester and could have opportunities to teach other beginning courses in the Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures Department.
The department reserves the right to choose the most qualified candidate for each position and to assign TAs 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 15, 2025

Hours/Units per week : Students can work up to 20-hours per week:
  • 1-unit is equivalent to 2.66 hours per week (40hrs x 1-unit/15-unit)
  • The typical range for labs is between 1.3-wtus - 5.2-wtus (dependent on courses and number of section(s) assigned)
  • The typical range for lectures is between 3-6 units (dependent on courses and number of section(s) assigned)
  • No more than 6-units
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:
  • Instruct and manage the classroom
  • Create or implement course design and assignment sequence
  • Prepare course materials and classroom activities
  • Respond to and evaluate student writing
  • Assess student performance, including give course grades
  • Assist students outside of class during office hours and by appointment
  • Attend TA orientation at the beginning of the semester
  • Attend TA’s meetings during the semester
  • Demonstrate preparedness for all responsibilities and meet deadlines for assignments and tasks (Departmental level and assigned by supervisor).
  • Participate in programmatic assessment procedures (Portfolio, exams, essays, surveys, etc.)
  • Teach beginning Spanish courses (as instructor of record)
  • Maintain office hours
  • Evaluate student work
Qualifications: A candidate for the position of teaching associate in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Must be a student admitted to the Spanish Master’s program at Fresno State;
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 credits of graduate work;
  • Must have passed the MA Language Exam;
  • Must have successfully completed Span 201 (Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language) with a grade of “B” or higher, or concurrently taking Span 201 with a grade of “B” or higher at the moment to apply;
  • Must have satisfactory progress in graduate coursework (no Incomplete Grades allowed) and future academic promise;
  • Ability to speak, read, and write Spanish and English at advanced levels;
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently and in
  • 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 will begin in Spring 2024 for a Fall
    2024 start date.

    *For full consideration, the application and all required materials must be submitted by Friday, April 5, consideration will continue on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

    The following documents are required to upload:

    1. 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 . 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.
    2. 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 and a list of three references.
    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 will be requested by the committee. Be prepared to enter the following for each of your three referents:
      • First name
      • Last name
      • Type of reference
      • Organization
      • Position Title
      • Phone Number
      • E-mail address

    Inquiries : For application inquiries, please email Maria Elvira Hernandez at

    Finalists : may be asked for an interview

    Teaching Associates additional information regarding assignment:

    The California State University Teaching Associate Classification and Standards
    • Evaluations: For details please view the Academic Policy Manual, Section 311
    • 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 CSU Salary Schedule can be found here (Class Code = 2354 for Teaching Associates).
    • 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 land.

    The campus is ranked 36th in the nation by Washington Monthly’s 2022 National University Rankings , and ranked 25 th 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.

    Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications. Questions regarding COVID19 may be sent to . The systemwide policy can be found at .

    Advertised: 12 Mar 2024 Pacific Daylight Time
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