Position Detail Teaching Assistant, MIEF Position (Summer 2021)

Masters International Economics Finance (MIEF)
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  • Position Details:

    Hours/Week: 10 HRS
    Hourly Rate: $18.00
    Expires: Aug 23, 2021

    Campus : Washington DC
  • Job Contact Info:

  • saisacademicaffairs@jhu.edu

Teaching Assistant, MIEF Position (Summer 2021) Position

Job Description

The Johns Hopkins SAIS Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance department (MIEF) invites applicants for the position of Teaching Assistant (TA) for the summer 2021 term. The MIEF summer term runs from July 12 – August 27, 2021.

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. This position will be based in Washington, DC, and potentially 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/virtual 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.
  • 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.
  • Grade and prepare answer keys for problem sets.
  • Maintains weekly office hours to communicate in-person/virtually 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 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

Expertise in the following content areas:

Intermediate and advanced microeconomics, intermediate and advanced macroeconomics, and statistics and basic econometrics. 

Advanced Excel, Stata, R programming

Preference will be given to applicants that have previously taken the relevant coursework at Johns Hopkins SAIS. Prior teaching experience in the relevant course content area is preferred.

Special Application Instructions:

Attach all required materials into one document to upload.

  • Cover Letter. Indicate in the cover letter which MIEF summer term class you would like to support: 1. Advanced Microeconomics 2. Advanced Macroeconomics 3. Quantitative Methods II: Basic Econometrics
  • Resume / CV
  • Unofficial transcripts

For any questions, please contact saisacademicaffairs@jhu.edu