Additional Employment Opportunities

  • Some opportunities exist for part-time work on campus. Many of these jobs relate to the students' academic interests. For example, the Associated Students Notetaking Service hires graduate students to take lecture notes in a wide variety of classes. Applications are made in person to the A.S. Notetaking Service, University Center, Room 1531 on campus, (805) 893-4471.

  • The Campus Learning Assistance Services (CLAS) recruit sociology graduate students as tutors, especially for the introductory, methods, and statistics courses. Applications may be made in person to CLAS, SRB 3210.

  • Occasionally, Teaching Assistant (TA) employment is offered through other academic departments and programs; for instance, the Environmental Studies Program, Film Studies, the Writing Program, Women's Studies, Asian American Studies, and Chicano Studies solicit TA's from several academic departments.

  • The campus Human Resources Office, located the 3101 SAAB Building, posts jobs on their WEBSITE, many of which are part-time and suitable for graduate students. In addition, Counseling and Career Services, located in Building 599, lists other clerical, food service, and nonacademic opportunities.

  • Graduate students with an MA occasionally find employment teaching classes at nearby community colleges such as Ventura College, Oxnard College, Santa Barbara City College, and Hancock College in Santa Maria.

  • Finally, graduate students may find a variety of jobs in the Santa Barbara and Goleta community. Some of these positions require no special skills; others call for highly sophisticated knowledge in data analysis, computer programming, evaluation research, grant writing, etc.

Graduate Program Office

Director of Graduate Studies
G. Reginald Daniel

Graduate Program Advisor
Sharon Applegate

3101 Social Sciences & Media Studies

Advising Hours
9:00 to 12:00 & 1:00 to 4:00
Monday – Friday

Contact Info
(805) 893-3328
(805) 893-3324 (Fax)