Student Jobs

Any inquiries, questions or concerns about LSS employment opportunities may be sent to

Basic Qualifications for All LSS Positions

  • You must be a current undergraduate UCSC student.
    • Priority is given to students who are at least in their 3rd year. 
    • Priority is given to transfer students who are in their 2nd year.
  • You must have taken the course before and done well in it (B or better).
    • If you are applying for a math course,  you need to have taken it OR tested out of it. 
  • You must be in good academic standing as determined by your college.
  • You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • You must participate in the LSS Tutor Training Program, which includes:
    • Logistics Meeting at the start of the quarter.
    • Ongoing trainings through out the quarter.
    • NEW HIRES must enroll in a 2-unit tutor training course (Time TBA)
  • You must get a recommendation from a faculty member in the discipline you will be working in.
    • Please request this only if you are selected for an interview.
  • All Positions are paid at two rates:
    • $15.32 is the individual rate
    • $20.62 is the group rate

How to Apply

Read the job description for the position you are interested in (MSISmall Group Tutor and/or Writing Tutor), then go to the UCSC Career Center's Employee Request System and apply to job #0527. After you apply, you will receive regular emails from LSS with our open positions and next steps to apply for a specific opening. 

Tutor and MSI positions are both work-study and non work-study. The Student Office Assistant position is work-study only.

Open Positions

MSI Learning Assistant: (Job #0527)

  • CHEM 163C-01: Advan Physical Chem
  • CMPS 104A-01: Fund Compiler Des 1
  • PHYS 006B-01: Intro Physics II
  • PHYS 110B: Elec, Magnet, Optic

Small Group Tutor: (Job # 0527)

  • ASTR 001: The Cosmos
  • BIOL 080A: Female Physiology
  • CHEM 109: Org Chem:Apps to Bio
  • CMPS 112: Compar Prog Lang
  • EE 171: Analog Electronics
  • FILM 080S: Sp Top Film/Dig Med
  • FMST 145: Race/Gender Formatn
  • MATH 111B: Algebra
  • MATH 115: Graph Theory
  • OCEA 001: The Oceans
  • PHIL 100B: The Rationalists

General Writing Assistant (Job #0527)

All students interested in becoming a writing tutor must fill out a writing application and send two samples of their writing to

Student Office Assistant: (Job # 0529)--Work Study Only

We are no longer hiring for the 2016-2017 academic school year.