Teaching Assistant

Barnard College

United States

December 31, 2022


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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 Eduardo Moncada.

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, 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.

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 readings - 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 illicit drugs.

Physical Demands Summary Salary Range

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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 07/21/2022 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Additional Information

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  • Resume
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Optional Documents

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