Position Title Teaching Assistant for Africana Studies Department
Type of Position Other
Job Description Summary
The Barnard College Department of Africana Studies Department seeks a Teaching
Assistant for the following course to be offered in Fall 2021: BC3253,
Before 'Black Lives Matter' with Professor Yvette Christiansè.
Department Africana Studies
Full or Part Time Part Time
Number Of Months 4
Position End Date (if temporary) 12/31/2021
Posting Number 2021 -00061- STF
Essential Duties Summary
The class meets in 328 Milbank Hall on the Barnard College campus on Thursdays
from 12:0pm to 2:00pm.
Black Lives Matter is an American phenomenon. This course situates BLM in
relation to other and earlier movements in the Global South and elsewhere.
Through textual analysis and critical reading, we take up the discursive,
rhetorical, and poetical strategies of opposition to marginalization,
criminalization, and racial othering.
The teaching assistant position focus on instruction and leading a discussion
section. Responsibilities include preparing ancillary materials in your
research area that relate to the course topic, facilitating inclusive
discussions, reading and organizing student-submitted discussion questions,
holding regular weekly office hours, attending all the lectures for the class,
and participating in the grading of assignments for the course.
Teaching Assistants are offered an opportunity to give one or two lectures in
the course in order to gain teaching experience. Lecturing is voluntary, not
Teaching Assistants may also undertake other tasks that are important for the
successful conduct of the course, such as assuring course readings are
uploaded to the learning platform, or scanning material for upload, hosting
faculty and other guest speakers for their appearances in class, assisting
Finally, by the end of the term, Teaching Assistants will have gained a
perspective on the content and conduct of the course different from that of
both the students and the instructor. Teaching Assistants are in a position to
provide instructors with useful suggestions for improving the format,
requirements, readings, and lectures of the course, and they are expected to
do so. The workload for a Teaching Assistant for one of our intensive courses
should not exceed thirty hours a week, on average. Teaching Assistants are not
expected to provide research assistance, personal assistance, or other
assistance to the instructor that is not related to the course.
Required Qualification Summary
- Ph.D. student in an interdisciplinary field, the social sciences or
- Certification in women's/gender studies preferred.
- Available to work an average of 15 hours a week during our Fall 2021
semester (September through submission of grades on or before January 4th)
- Reliable and capable of meeting deadlines.
- Capable of communicating with students in a timely fashion, but also
establishing appropriate boundaries that respect your role as a worker and
- Familiarity with Courseworks/Canvas or similar platform, as well as other
pedagogical digital tools.
Preferred Qualification Summary
Physical Demands Summary
Salary Range $3,000/semester
Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not
discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status,
national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status,
age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent
permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial
backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.
Open Date 09/13/2021
Close Date 09/17/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Applicants should upload a CV and cover letter through our online portal.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
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Cover Letter/Letter of Application