Teaching Associates


Approximately 4-5 teaching associate positions are available in any given year.

Qualifications and Education:

Equivalent to or completion of the requirements for a bachelor’s degree and concurrent admission to or enrollment in a graduate degree program of the University in Communication Studies. Applicants must have educational background in the subject matter of the discipline to which the individual is assigned. Ability to relate well to others within the academic environment and ability to instruct and evaluate students. Exceptions to the minimum eligibility qualifications may be granted at the sole discretion of the university.

Duties and Salary:

Teaching associates are responsible for providing class discussion, making assignments to students, preparing course materials, assessing students performance, tutoring students and determining course grades. Teaching associates teach the performance sections of public speaking courses and/or assist with forensics. Full-time teaching associates are hired at a 40 percent position and earn approximately $11,318.00 per academic year.


Completed application forms, resume, three request for reference forms, and three letters or recommendation should be should be submitted. Application review will begin March 1, 2013 and will continue until positions are filled.


The following forms are available for you to download.

  • CMST TA/GA Application Form [Word] [PDF]
  • CSU, Chico T/A Application Form [Word] [PDF]
  • Request for Reference [Word] [PDF]

Submission Information

Dr. Suzanne B. Miller, Chair
Communication Arts and Sciences
School of Communication
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0502
Phone: (530) 898-5751
Fax: (530) 898-4096

California State University, Chico is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action/American with Disabilities Act Employer and also only employs individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.