TA Positions

Undergraduate TEACHING ASSISTANT Positions - SPRING 2016


The department of economics will be hiring undergraduate teaching assistants to work with the faculty and graduate teaching assistants in several undergraduate classes in the spring semester. Below is a list of courses where we may assign an undergraduate TA and the job requirements for those classes.

  • All positions will pay $1800 per semester. Each undergraduate TA will be responsible for one recitation per week (one hour), holding office hours and grading problem sets.
  • Do not apply for a class that you have not taken. It is helpful if you indicate the name of the faculty member with whom you took the class.
  • Check the Registrar's Directory of classes site to make sure that you can attend the class for which you would like to TA.  Do not apply for a class that you cannot attend.
  • If you are NOT a CC or GS econ major, joint major or concentrator, then you must submit a transcript (unofficial is ok) with your application.
  • You cannot hold more than one TA position in the university (for example, you cannot be a TA for both econ and statistics in the same semester).So if you are planning on being a TA in another department, do not apply for a position in the economics department.
  • If you are an international student, then your Visa and I-20 form must be valid on or before your hire date, and it must remain active, at least, within the last two weeks of your appointment. If you do not have these items and there are some extenuating circumstances that need to be discussed, you must speak with Lloyd Griffin (lg2027) prior to accepting your appointment.  It is a violation of federal law for anyone to work for the University without having been hired; therefore any issues must be cleared before your start date.
  • Applications are due by January 12th. You will submit them to Julie Stevens at js4504@columbia.edu in the economics department – see below for application instructions.

 

UN1105 Principles of Economics (all sections)
Requirements: You must have completed your core courses in economics (principles, micro, macro and econometrics) with a minimum grade of A- in each course.

UN3213 Intermediate Macro (all sections)
Requirements: You must have completed your core courses in economics (principles, micro, macro and econometrics) with a minimum grade of A- in each course.

UN3211 Intermediate Micro (all sections)
Requirements: You must have completed your core courses in economics (principles, micro, macro and econometrics) and your required math courses with a minimum grade of A- in each course.

UN3412 Intro to Econometrics (all sections)
Requirements: You must have completed your core courses in economics (principles, micro, macro and econometrics) and your required math courses with a minimum grade of A- in each course. Preference is given to students who have completed advanced levels of probability and statistics but the position is open to all.

UN3025 Financial Economics (both sections)
Requirements: You must have completed the economics core (principles, micro, macro and econometrics) and financial economics with a minimum grade of A- in each course. Preference will be given to students who have taken other finance related courses but the position is open to all.

GU4280 Corporate Finance (section 2 only)
Requirements: You must have completed the economics core (principles, micro, macro and econometrics) and corporate finance with a minimum grade of A- in each course. Preference will be given to students who have taken other finance related courses but the position is open to all.

UN3265 Money and Banking
Requirements: You must have completed the economics core (principles, micro, macro and econometrics) and money and banking with a minimum grade of A- in each course.

GU4415 Game Theory
Requirements: To be considered for this position you must have completed your core courses in economics (principles, micro, macro and econometrics) with a minimum grade of A- in each course as well as Game Theory. Preference will be given to students who have taken other advanced courses in microeconomics but the position is open to all.

 

TO APPLY:

To apply for any of these positions, contact Julie Stevens at js4504@columbia.edu by January 12th. Make sure that your email includes the following information:

  • Your UNI must be in the email
  • List  in order of preference the positions that you are interested in
  • For each course that you would like to TA, include the following information (in the order listed below):
    • Course Name, Instructor Name and Name of the faculty member who taught the course(s) that you took.
  • If you are a declared economics major, joint major or concentrator in CC or GS, then do not send your transcript. If you are not a declared major or are in SEAS or Barnard, then you must send a copy of your transcript with your application.