TA Positions

Undergraduate TEACHING ASSISTANT Positions - FALL 2014


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 fall 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.
  • Finally, 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.
  • Applications are due by August 24th. You will submit them to Gregory Gochtovtt gg2552@columbia.edu in the economics department.

 

W1105 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.

W3213 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.

W3211 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.

W3412 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.

V3025 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.

W4280 Corporate Finance (both sections)
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.

V3265 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.

 

TO APPLY:

To apply for any of these positions,  contact Gregory Gochtovtt at gg2552@columbia.edu by August 24th. Make sure that your email includes the following information:

  • Your UNI must be in the email
  • A list of the position(s) you are interested in including the faculty member’s name).
  • If you are interested in more than one, indicate your rank ordering of the positions.
  • For each course that you would like to TA, include the 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.