Teaching Assistant, MAIR Economics (Fall 2021) Position
The Johns Hopkins SAIS Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR) Economics instructors invite applicants to apply for the position of Teaching Assistant (TA) for the fall 2021 semester. 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. Work authorization requires that the employee’s virtual location must be within the United States.
Teaching Assistants may be asked to:
· Attend all classroom sessions and record notes from in-class/virtual 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.
· Grade and prepare answer keys for problem sets.
· Maintain weekly office hours to communicate in-person/virtually 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.
Prior teaching experience in the relevant course content area.
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 one or more of the following content areas:
Statistics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, International Monetary Theory, International Trade Theory, Game Theory, Econometrics, Corporate Finance, Project Finance
Advanced Excel, Stata, R programming
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