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Professional Opportunities

Teaching Associateships

The MA in English and Writing Studies offers paid Teaching Associateships. Once selected through a competitive application process, each Teaching Associate will independently teach one composition or literature course in a semester.

To qualify, candidates must be currently enrolled in the M.A. in English & Writing Studies at CSUSB.

Applications are typically due in early April each year. Please contact the Teaching Associate Coordinator with any questions.

Writing Center Consultants

Many of our graduate students work as tutors in the CSUSB Writing Centers.

Faculty-Student Grants

The Faculty/Student Grants offered by the Office of Student Research (OSR) are designed to facilitate the initiation and/or development of collaborative research or creative activity (RESCA) between students and faculty. Projects under this program are intended to provide students in-depth “hands-on” experience in the research or creative activity process.

Peer Lab Consultant Positions

Peer Lab is a peer-led instruction program modeled after the Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program used at many other universities. The functions of this program are to schedule regularly out-of-class supplemental instruction sessions to assist students in understanding the course material and to improve students' overall learning and reasoning skills. Peer Lab sessions are led by Peer Lab Facilitators, students who have taken the course before and have earned a high grade, and have mastery of the course content. Peer Lab targets high-risk courses rather than high-risk students, and is designed to give students extra instruction that will help them succeed in these traditionally difficult courses and will be paid for this work.

Research and Travel Grants

The Office of Student Research - Research and Travel Grants

ASI provides funding to graduate students for:

  • Conducting research for an independent study, academic course, or honor's project
  • Attending a conference

Meeting of the Minds Annual Student Research Symposium

At the Meeting of the Minds Student Research Symposium, CSUSB graduate and undergraduate students have the opportunity to showcase their research and creative activities (RESCA) through oral and poster presentations. Participants with the best presentations receive an award. This is an excellent opportunity for students to hone their presentation skills while sharing their talents and knowledge with others

English Language Support Center

Students concentrating in Applied Linguistics and TESL can apply for paid tutoring positions in the English Language Support Center. CSUSB understands that English Language Learners come from diverse backgrounds and have a rich variety of educational experiences. The English Language Support Center (ELSC) provides a welcoming environment that can help students – as well as faculty and staff – make the university experience rewarding and successful.