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 (FALL 2019: Mondays and Wednesdays 9:20-10:20AM OR Mondays and Wednesdays 5:20-6:20PM OR Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:50-10:50AM). 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 Fall 2019:

MSI Learning Assistant: (Job# 0527)

  • AM 003: Precalculus
  • BIOL 020A: Cell & Molecular Bi
  • BIOL 110: Cell Biology
  • CHEM 001B: General Chemistry
  • CSE 012: Com Sys/Assmbly Lan
  • CSE 016: Appl Discrete Math
  • ECON 001: Intro Microeconomic
  • ECON 010A: Econ of Accounting
  • ECON 100B - 01: Intermed Macroecon
  • ECON 100B - 02: Intermed Macroecon
  • ECON 113 - 01
  • MATH 019B: Calc:Sci,Engin,Math
  • MATH 021: Linear Algebra
  • SOCY 003A: Evaluation/Evidence
  • SOCY 015: World Society
  • STAT 131 - 01: Intro Prob Theory

Small Group Tutor: (Job# 0527)

  • BIOL 020A: Cell & Molecular Bi
  • BIOE 107: Ecology (online)
  • BIOE 109: Evolution (online)
  • BIOL 101L: Molecular Bio Lab
  • BIOL 105: Genetics
  • BME 005-01
  • CMMU 010: Intro to Activism
  • CSE 016: Appl Discrete Math
  • CSE 150: Intro Comp Networks
  • CSE 180: Database Systems I
  • ECON 117B-01: Tax Factors
  • LING 102-01: Phonology II
  • MATH 117-01: Adv Linear Algebra
  • METX 119-01: Microbiology (online)
  • OCEA 090-01: ClimateFundamentals
  • PHIL 009-01: Into to Logic
  • PHYS 005C: Intro Physics III
  • PHYS 006A - 02: Intro Physics I
  • PHYS 006C: Intro Phys III
  • PHYS 102-01: Modern Physics
  • POLI 105A: Ancient Poltical Thought
  • POLI 105B: Early Mod Pol Thought
  • POLI 120B: Democ Amer Pol Dev
  • POLI 160B: International Law