Position Detail Teaching Assistant, Core Courses/IR Courses (Spring 2022)

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  • Open Position
  • Position Details:

    Hours/Week: 9 HRS
    Hourly Rate: $19.00
    Expires: Feb 21, 2022

    Campus : Washington DC
  • Job Contact Info:

  • saisacademicaffairs@jhu.edu

Teaching Assistant, Core Courses/IR Courses (Spring 2022) Position

Job Description

The Johns Hopkins SAIS Office of Academic Affairs invites applicants for the position of Teaching Assistant (TA) for various international relations courses during the spring 2022 semester. The TA’s goal is to support the success of the course and students by providing students with additional academic support in a professional manner. The TA assists students in understanding content by using various teaching/tutoring strategies. This position will be based in Washington, DC for 4-9 hours per week. Work authorization requires that the employee’s location must be within the United States.

Job Responsibilities

Teaching Assistants may be asked to:

  • Attend all classroom sessions and records notes from in-class lectures.
  • Evaluate student performance, including assignments, papers, and exams.
  • Meet with course instructor and assist in determining grading criteria.
  • Track and record individual and overall course grades in multiple formats, including but not limited to entering grade results in spreadsheets or on the online learning management system (Blackboard).
  • Provide and record student grades for Early Warning, Midterm Reporting, and Final Grades according to established deadlines.
  • Help maintain course Blackboard site, including but not limited to posting assignments, editing and posting notes and/or Power Point slides for student access, and entering grades as assigned.
  • Maintain weekly office hours to communicate in person with students as needed.
  • Receive and promptly respond to student inquiries regarding grades, assignments, and course material.
  • Plan, schedule, and facilitate weekly TA sessions.
  • Plan, schedule, and facilitate review sessions for exams.
  • Meet regularly with instructor to discuss assignments and classroom issues.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by course instructor.


  • Completed Master’s degree in related field or working towards completion of Master’s degree.
  • Prior teaching experience in the relevant course content area preferred.

Content Areas/Classes to be supported:

American Foreign Policy since WWII, Comparative Politics, Theories of International Relations, Evolution of the International System, DIA Methods II

For any questions, please contact saisacademicaffairs@jhu.edu