Position Title Teaching Assistant
Type of Position Other
Job Description Summary
The Barnard political science department seeks a teaching assistant for the
following course to be offered in Fall 2022:
POLS UN3560, Politics of Urban Development in Latin America with Professor
Teaching Assistants are foremost assistants in instruction. As such, depending
on what is appropriate for the particular class, they are expected to hold
office hours, attend all the lectures for the class, and participate in the
grading for the course. If the course structure allows for it, Teaching
Assistants should be offered an opportunity to give one or two lectures in the
course in order to gain teaching experience. Lecturing is voluntary, not
obligatory. The instructor should attend Teaching Assistant lectures and offer
constructive comments. Teaching Assistants may also be expected to undertake
other tasks that are important for the successful conduct of the course – for
example, checking to make certain that the assigned reading is on reserve, or
photocopying material for a reading packet. 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 should not exceed fifteen hours a week,
Teaching Assistants are not expected to provide research assistance, personal
assistance, or other assistance to the instructor that is not related to the
Applicants should upload a CV and cover letter through our online portal.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Department Political Science
Full or Part Time Part Time
Number Of Months 3
Position End Date (if temporary) 12/31/2022
Posting Number 2022 -00068- STF
Position Summary Information
Essential Duties Summary
- Attend all lectures (TTh 10:10-11:25AM) and complete all assigned
- Help with logistics and administration of the course
- Mark papers, exams, or other assignments
- Hold weekly office hours
- Hold weekly discussion sections
- Optionally: present lectures
Required Qualification Summary
- MA or Ph.D. student in social science (political science preferred)
- knowledge of the Comparative Politics subfield and Latin American politics.
- available to work 15 hours a week during the Fall semester (Tuesday,
September 6th through the end of the year).
- reliable and able to respect deadlines
Preferred Qualification Summary
- Familiarity with the literature on the politics of crime, policing and
Physical Demands Summary
Posting Detail Information
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 07/21/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
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