Teaching Assistant for Africana Studies Department

Barnard College

United States

September 17, 2021

Description

Posting Details 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 obligatory.

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 with A/V.

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 humanities

- 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 educator.

- 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

EEO Statement

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 Additional Information

Applicants should upload a CV and cover letter through our online portal. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Optional Documents

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