LSS Employment Opportunities

Be a part of the LSS Team!

Every quarter, LSS hires tutors in the Division of the Arts, Division of Humanities, Division of Physical & Biological Sciences, Division of Social Sciences and Baskin School of Engineering. Students who apply must be in good academic standing as determined by your college as well as have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher. Please review our Student Job information below if you are interested in becoming a part of the LSS team. Also, feel free to contact our office at (831) 459-4333 or at with any questions about our hiring process.

Basic Qualifications for All LSS Positions:

  • Must be a current undergraduate UCSC student. Priority is given to students who are at least in their 3rd year and transfer students who are in their 2nd year.
  • 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. 
  • Must be in good academic standing as determined by your college.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • Must participate in the LSS Tutor Training Program, which includes:
    • Logistics Meeting at the start of the quarter.
    • Ongoing trainings throughout the quarter.
    • NEW HIRES must enroll in a STEV 96, a 2-unit tutor training course (Tuesdays 5:20pm-6:55pm)
  • Must get a recommendation from a faculty member in the discipline you will be working in.
    • Please request this only after you are selected for an interview
  • All Positions are paid at two rates:
    • $15.78 is the individual rate
    • $21.24 is the group rate

How to Apply:

  1. Read the job description for the position you are interested in (MSI Learning AssistantSmall Group TutorWriting Tutor, Drop-in Math Tutor, IMAP Peer Mentor)
  2. Go to the UCSC Career Center's Employee Request System and apply to job #0527.
    • Students interested in a Writing Tutor position should apply to job #8295.
    • Students interested in the IMAP Peer Mentor position should apply to job # 8341.
    • Students interested in the Student Office Assistant position should apply to job #0529

After you apply, you will receive regular emails from LSS with our open positions and further directions on how to apply for a specific opening. MSI and Tutor positions are both work-study and non work-study. The Student Office Assistant position is work-study only.

Open Positions for Fall 2018:

MSI Learning Assistant: (Job# 0527)

  • AMS 007-01: StatMthdsBio/Env/Hlth
  • AMS 080A-01: Gambling and Gaming
  • BIOL 130-01: Human Physiology
  • CHEM 008A-01: Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 163A-01: Quantum Mech & Spec
  • CMPE 016-01: Appl Discrete Math
  • CMPS 012B-02: Intro Data Structur
  • CMPS 112-01: Compar Prog Lang
  • CMPS 130-01: Computational Models
  • ECON 001-01: Intro Microeconomic
  • LALS 001-01: Intro Latin Amer St
  • LALS 100-01: Concepts/Theories LALS
  • LING 053-01: Semantics I
  • MATH 023A-01: Vector Calculus
  • MUSC 030A-01: Theor, Lit, Music
  • PHYS 006A-02: Intro Physics I
  • PHYS 006C-01: Intro Phys III
  • PSYC 010-01: Intro Develop Psych
  • PSYC 100-01: Research Methods
  • SOCY 003A-01: Evaluation/Evidence
  • SOCY 105A-01: Classical Soc Theor

Small Group Tutor: (Job# 0527)

  • BIOE 109-01: Evolution
  • BIOC 100A-01 Biochemistry
  • BIOL 125-01: Intro to Neurosci
  • BIOL 100-01 Biochemistry
  • BME 005-01: Intro to Biotech
  • CHEM 163A-01: Quantum Mech & Spec
  • CMPE 150-01: Intro Comp Networks
  • CMPM 025-01: 3D Modeling
  • CMPS 101-02: Abstract Data Types
  • CMPS 121-01: Mobile Applications
  • ECON 010A-01: Econ of Accounting
  • ECON 100A-02: Intermed Microecon
  • ECON 111A-01: Intermed Account I
  • ECON 113-01: Intro Econometrics
  • ECON 117B-01: Tax Factors
  • ECON 133-01: Security Markets
  • FMST 001-01: Feminist Stds Intro
  • MATH 003-01: Precalculus
  • MATH 003-02: Precalculus
  • MATH 011A-01: Calculus with Apps
  • MATH 011A-02: Calculus with Apps
  • MATH 023B-01: Vector Calculus
  • MATH 024-01: Ordinary Diff Equas
  • MATH 105A-01: Real Analysis
  • MATH 128A-01: Classical Geometry
  • METX 119-01: Microbiology
  • OCEA 001-01: The Oceans
  • PHIL 011-01: Intro To Philosophy
  • PHYS 005D-01: Intro Physics IV
  • PHYS 005A-01: Intro Phys I
  • PHYS 006A-02: Intro Phys I
  • PHYS 006C-01 Intro Phys III
  • PHYS 102-01: Modern Physics
  • SPAN 150-01: Intro Hispanic Ling
  • TIM 166A-01: Game Thoery/Apps I

Math 2/3 Co-Leader: (Job # 0527)

  • Co-lead for Math 3-02 class

Writing Tutor: (Job # 8295)

  • We are no longer accepting applications for Fall 2018! 

IMAP Peer Mentor: (Job # 8341)

  • We are no longer accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year!

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

  • We are no longer accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year.