MAGP TA for Art of Diplomacy course Spring 2021 Position
MAGP Spring 2021 Teaching Assistant Position
The Master of Arts in Global Policy (MAGP) program at JHU’s Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC invites applications for the position of Teaching Assistant for a course titled “Art of Diplomacy” to be taught by SAIS alumna and retired diplomat, Amb. Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley. Reporting to MAGP’s designated Academic Affairs program manager, the teaching assistant will work primarily on assisting Amb. Abercrombie-Winstanley with course preparation work (putting together a detailed course description and a syllabus), with class mechanics (Blackboard and Zoom management, including class breakout sessions), monitoring class attendance, reading list and grading support at needed, etc. The teaching assistant is required to attend all five class sessions, taking place on the following Fridays, 9am-12pm: 3/12, 3/26, 4/9, 4/23, and 5/7. Other related tasks may be assigned as needed.
Successful candidates should possess many of the following experiences and/or skills:
- General knowledge of current and recent international issues
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, especially with a cohort of older, more experienced students
- Excellent writing skills and attention to detail
- Strong customer service orientation
- Excellent time-management and multi-tasking abilities
- Ability to work independently with faculty and students
- Diplomatic experience a plus
The position will require approximately 3.5 hours on the five alternating Fridays when class sessions take place, with additional hours throughout the Spring semester for individual tasks as needed, including course prep work. The position requires a four-month commitment (mid-January to mid-May). The position will earn $18/hour. Applicants must be matriculated Johns Hopkins University students and eligible to work within the JHU system.
Application Timeline and Instructions:
MAGP is accepting applications immediately until the position is filled. All applications must be made via SAIS SEAL. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for further interview. Please attach a single document that includes your CV and Cover Letter to the application. For further inquiries about the position: Email email@example.com (Subject Heading: MAGP TA Inquiry).