Employment Opportunities
Graduate Research Mentors

The Undergraduate Research Center–Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (URC-HASS) often seeks Graduate Research Mentors for the academic year, quarter, or summer. If you are interested, please contact the URC-HASS for more information about current openings.

Graduate Research Mentors offer mentoring and tutorial services to UCLA undergraduates interested or enrolled in research courses, scholarships, fellowships, and other programming administered by the Undergraduate Research Centers.

Activities may include:

  • Conducting group tutorial sessions, including workshops on getting involved in research, writing personal statements, writing research abstracts and proposals, and preparing oral and poster presentations.
  • Conducting individual tutorial sessions with undergraduates involved in or seeking to become involved in undergraduate research.
  • Developing workshops and programming for undergraduates involved in Undergraduate Research Center courses and scholarship programs.
  • Assisting with the development and support of the Aleph undergraduate research journal for the humanities and social sciences.
  • Contributing to Undergraduate Research Center outreach programs.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • UCLA graduate student, preferably a PhD student in the humanities, arts, or social sciences who has completed a minimum of one year of graduate school at UCLA.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and enrolled in a minimum of 12 units each quarter.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Making normal progress toward the graduate degree, as outlined by Graduate Division/departmental guidelines.
  • Sincere interest in working with and assisting undergraduates, particularly those who are interested in a research/academic career.
  • Able to work 4-8 hours per week. Graduate students already holding 50% appointments as academic apprentice personnel or other positions on campus may be eligible to work additional hours over 50% time (20 hours/week) as a Graduate Research Mentor with approval from the student's home academic department through the exception process.

Compensation: The 2015-16 hourly rate is $22.13 for group tutoring and $17.99 for individual tutoring. This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement between UC and the UAW, AFL-CIO.

Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter, CV, and list of two references to:
Dr. Whitney Arnold
Director, Undergraduate Research Center–Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
A334 Murphy Hall, Box 951430