Position Detail Summer Economics Teaching Assistant

Summer and Executive Ed Programs
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  • Open Position
  • Position Details:

    Hours/Week: 12 HRS
    Hourly Rate: $18.00
    Expires: May 31, 2022

    Campus : Washington DC
  • Job Contact Info:

  • sais.summer@jhu.edu

Summer Economics Teaching Assistant Position

Job Description

The Johns Hopkins SAIS Summer Program invites applicants for the position of Teaching Assistant (TA). The TA’s goal is to support the success of the class 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. The courses are offered virtually so attendance on-campus is not necessary.

Courses: International Economics I & II

Dates: May 31 - July 14

Time commitment: Summer: 10-12 hours/week

 Job Responsibilities

·       Attends all zoom sessions and records notes from in-class lectures.

·       Evaluates student performance, including assignments, papers, and exams.

·       Meets with course instructor and assists in determining grading criteria.

·       Tracks and records 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).

·       Maintains weekly virtual office hours to communicate with students as needed.

·       Receives and promptly responds to student inquiries regarding grades, assignments, and course material.

·       Plans, schedules, and facilitates weekly TA sessions.

·       Plans, schedules, and facilitates review sessions for exams.

·       Meets regularly with instructor to discuss assignments and classroom issues.

·       Performs other duties as assigned by course instructor


Special Note:

·       TAs for summer courses must hold evening sessions. They are not required to be available between 9am and 5pm.

·       TAs will be required for roughly a week once the course ends to evaluate student performance (Grading assignments, papers and exams).


Applicants are required to have previously taken the course at SAIS to be considered for a TA position. Prior teaching experience in the relevant course content area is preferred.


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work with diverse populations

• High level of comfort with technology and course format.

• Strong knowledge of content area for specific courses.


Application: In addition to submitting this form, please e-mail your cover letter (must include the course(s) you would like to apply to the TA position) and your unofficial transcript to sais.summer@jhu.edu