Position Detail Teaching Assistant, International Relations (Spring 2021)

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  • Open Position
  • Position Details:

    Hours/Week: 10 HRS
    Hourly Rate: $18.00
    Expires: Feb 12, 2021

    Campus : Washington DC
  • Job Contact Info:

  • saisacademicaffairs@jhu.edu

Teaching Assistant, International Relations (Spring 2021) Position

Job Description

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 2021 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, and/or virtually. Work authorization requires that the employee’s virtual location must be within the United States.

Job Responsibilities

  • Attends all classroom 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).
  • Provides and records student grades for Early Warning, Midterm Reporting, and Final Grades according to established deadlines.
  • Helps 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.
  • Maintains weekly office hours to communicate in person 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.


  • Completed Master’s degree in related field required.
  • 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/Dissertation Development, American Intelligence: Role Practice and Impact

For any questions, please contact saisacademicaffairs@jhu.edu