University of Southern California

Student-Athlete Academic Services

Assistant Learning Specialist Program

Assistant Learning Specialist Positions

As a crucial component to the Directed Studies staff, Assistant Learning Specialists (ALS) primarily work with student-athletes who have learning differences or other academically related needs. Some of the tasks which the ALS staff may assist student-athletes with include, but aren’t limited to: writing, reading, time management skills, organizational skills, note-taking skills and test preparation. The overall goal is to implement a routine to assist in developing student accountability and ultimately guide the student-athlete into becoming a self-regulated learner.

Become an Assistant Learning Specialist (ALS):

Application Process:

To apply for an ALS position or if you have any questions, contact Cory Buckner (213-740-2018 or The following information will need to be e-mailed to Cory as part of your application packet:

Application materials are reviewed, and qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview. References are required and will be contacted for applicants who meet the qualifications and would make a good addition to the Directed Studies staff.