The Johns Hopkins SAIS Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance Department (MIEF) invites applicants for the position of Teaching Assistant (TA) for the Fall 2021 Semester. The TA's goal is to support the success of the class and students by providing students with additional academic support in a professional manner. The TA assists students in understanding content by using various teaching/tutoring strategies. This position will be based in Washington, DC, and/or virtually. Work authorization requires that the employee's virtual location must be within the United States.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Teaching Assistants may be asked to:
Attend all classroom sessions and record notes from in-class/virtual lectures.
Evaluate student performance, including assignments, papers, and exams.
Meet with course instructor and assist in determining grading criteria.
Track and record individual and overall course grades in multiple formats, including but not limited to entering grade results in spreadsheets or on the online learning management system (Blackboard).
Provide and record student grades for Early Warning, Midterm Reporting, and Final Grades according to established deadlines.
Help maintain course Blackboard site, including but not limited to posting assignments, editing and posting notes and/or Power Point slides for student access, and entering grades as assigned.
Grade and prepare answer keys for problem sets.
Maintain weekly office hours to communicate in-person/virtually with students as needed.
Receive and promptly respond to student inquiries regarding grades, assignments, and course material.
Plan, schedule, and facilitate weekly TA sessions.
Plan, schedule, and facilitate review sessions for exams.
Meet regularly with instructor to discuss assignments and classroom issues.
Performs other duties as assigned by course instructor.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Completion of Master's degree or working towards completion of a Master's degree is required.
Preference will be given to applicants that have previously taken the relevant coursework at Johns Hopkins SAIS.
Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience in the relevant course content area.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work with diverse populations.
High level of comfort with technology and course format.
Strong knowledge of content area for specific courses.
Expertise in the following content areas: International Trade, Financial Decision-Making, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Quantitative Methods II: Econometrics.
Classified Title: Teaching Assistant Working Title: Teaching Assistant - MIEF Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CE Starting Salary Range: $19.00 per hour Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: Varies (9 hours/week) Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 01-DC:District of Columbia Department name: 60005401-Masters of Int'l Economics and Finance Personnel area: SAIS
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