Founded in 1943 and a Johns Hopkins division since 1950, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins (SAIS) has been educating global leaders for more than 70 years. As a highly selective graduate institution with a distinguished faculty, SAIS consistently ranks as one of the top schools of international relations in the world. SAIS was founded to provide a practical approach to training students in international leadership and foreign relations, and to provide mid-career educational opportunities for those already working in related fields. Today, SAIS offers the MA, MIPP, MAIA, MAIS, MIEF, GPP, and Ph.D. degrees and enrolls 640 full-time students in Washington, D.C., primarily in the school's two-year Master of Arts program. Nearly 40 percent of the students are non-citizens coming from more than 70 countries. About 200 students attend SAIS Europe in Bologna, Italy, while about 180 students attend the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in Nanjing, China. To learn more about SAIS, visit www.sais-jhu.edu.
In support of the International Economics program at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the Teaching Assistant will assist with grading problem sets, assignments and exams; and communicating with faculty professor (62%), keeping office hours, answering questions, and clarifying concepts for students (25%), and communicating weekly with faculty professors (13%).
*Please note, this is an open and continuous and multiple positions will be filled under this posting.
The primary duties and responsibilities of the job include, but are not limited to:
Participating in classroom discussions and activities, and providing support to the professor
Providing feedback to students regarding discussions, assignments and tests
Holding office hours with students to review materials, answer general questions, and provide some assistance on assignments
Providing the professor with feedback related to student performance
Assisting instructors in managing the evaluation of course assignments and development of feedback
Grading problem sets and exams
Other duties as assigned
The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree in economics, finance, accounting or related area; Master's degree preferred. Strongly prefer candidates with an MA or MAIEF.
Minimum of 2 years of related experience required. Advanced degree may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula. Advanced knowledge and experience using Stata and Microsoft Office applications. Candidates with a background in econometrics and previous course experience in microeconomics of development are strongly preferred; excellent communication skills; organizational skills; public speaking; interpersonal skills; excellent computer skills; ability to learn/navigate Blackboard-a learning management system; ability to grade and analyze student work.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130... years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Baltimore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.