Teaching Assistant Opportunity in Sustainable Development Program

by |June 11, 2019

By Cari Shimkus

The Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development is accepting applications for the following Fall 2019 teaching assistant position:

  1. SDEV UN3280 Workshop in Sustainable Development (Section 1)

Applicants must be current full-time Columbia University students enrolled in a degree-granting program. Students should expect to work 10-20 hours per week on average, but this can vary throughout the semester. Applications will only be accepted by graduate students and undergraduate juniors or seniors. Please note Teachers College and Barnard students are not eligible to apply. Be sure to check the description for each position for additional restrictions and information.

The deadline to apply is July 31 at 11:55pm.


Teaching Assistant for SDEV UN3280 Workshop in Sustainable Development (Section 1)

The upper level undergraduate Sustainable Development Workshop will be modeled on client-based graduate-level workshops, but with more time devoted to methods of applied policy analysis and issues in Sustainable Development. The heart of the course is the group project on an issue of sustainable development with a faculty advisor providing guidance and ultimately grading student performance. Students will receive instruction on methodology, group work, communication and the context of policy analysis. Much of the reading in the course will be project-specific and identified by the student research teams.

Applicants should have strong project management skills and an interest in sustainable development.

Time Commitment & Responsibilities:

A teaching assistant must fulfill the responsibilities as identified by the assigned supervising instructor while maintaining conduct of the highest level of professionalism and confidentiality. The teaching assistant may be responsible for directing drills, recitations, discussions or laboratory sessions related to courses offered by an officer of higher rank. They will be responsible for meeting and coordinating with the instructor regularly and performing other course-related duties as assigned, like grading written coursework. This also may include developing, distributing and statistically analyzing “peer review” and “self-review” forms.

Applicants must be current full-time Columbia University students enrolled in a degree-granting program. Applications will only be accepted by graduate students.

To Apply:

Please post your cover letter stating your interest in the position and a resume (both in PDF format) to https://fs21.formsite.com/earthinstitute/form336/index.html .

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