Application Form for Graduate Assistantships and Teaching Associates in Biology at California State University Northridge
A Teaching Associate (TA) is the instructor of writ for a lab, i.e., the person who is actually teaching the lab, posting the grades, etc.
A Graduate Assistant (GA) assists an instructor, e.g., helps set up and break down the lab, drives a van on a field trip, grades papers, and perhaps helps students when the instructor is also present. The hourly pay for GAs is about half of the hourly pay for TAs.

1. This application is only for current (and accepted) graduate students in the MS Program of the Department of Biology at CSUN.
2. You must be enrolled in courses or in AR 601 Culminating Experience in the semester you wish to TA or GA
3. Use proper capitalization when filling out this form (i.e. do not use ALL CAPS, capitalize the first letter of a street name).
4. If you have questions about this application email

A background check (including a criminal records check) for new employees must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
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