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 the first quarter they are hired (Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30-9:30AM). Make sure there is room for this course in your schedule. Students will receive a permission code to enroll after they are hired.
  • 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:
    • $16.26 is the individual rate
    • $21.88 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.

Currently accepting applications for Spring 2019:

MSI Learning Assistant: (Job# 0527)

  • AMS 005-01: Statistics
  • CHEM 001C-01: General Chemistry
  • CHEM 163C-01: Advan Physical Chem
  • ECON 001-01: Intro Microeconomic
  • ECON 100B-01: Intermed Macroecon
  • ECON 100B-02: Intermed Macroecon
  • ECON 113-01: Intro Econometrics
  • PSYC 010-01: Intro Develop Psych

Small Group Tutor: (Job# 0527)

  • AMS 080A-01: Gambling and Gaming
  • ASTR 003-01: Planetary Systems
  • BIOL 101-01: Molecular Biology
  • BME 160-01: ResBio Programming
  • CMPS 104A-01: Fund Compiler Des 1
  • CMPS 111-01: Intro Operatung Sys
  •  CMPS 182-01: Inro Database Mgmt
  • ECON 110-01: Managerl Cost Acct
  • MATH 110-01: Intro Nymber Theory
  • MATH 117-01: Adv Linear Algebra 
  • PSYC 123-01: Cognitive Neurosci
  • PSYC 170-01: Abnormal Psychology 


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

Math 3 Co-Leader: (Job # 0527)

Writing Tutor: (Job # 8295) 

IMAP Peer Mentor: (Job # 8341)

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