TA Positions

Undergraduate TEACHING ASSISTANT Positions FOR SPRING 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 directory of classes 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 January 15th.

W1105 Principles of Economics (Sections 2 and 3)
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.

W3211 Intermediate Micro (Sections 1, 2 and 3)
Requirements: To be considered for this position 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.

W3213 Intermediate Macro (all sections)
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.

W3412 Intro to Econometrics (all sections)
Requirements: To be considered for this position 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 (Sec 1 only)
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 financial economics. 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: 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 Money and Banking. Preference will be given to students who have taken other finance related courses but the position is open to all.

W4415 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.

W4505 International Monetary Theory and Policy
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 international monetary theory. Preference will be given to students who have taken other courses in international economics but the position is open to all.

W4020 Economics of Uncertainty and Information
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 economics of uncertainty and information. Preference will be given to students who have taken other elective courses in microeconomics but the position is open to all.

W4321 Economic Development
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 economic development. Preference will be given to students who have taken other courses in international economics or development economics but the position is open to all.

 

TO APPLY:
To apply for any of these positions please contact Susan Elmes at se5@columbia.edu by January 15th. Make sure that your UNI is in your email. In your application please indicate which position(s) you are interested in (including the faculty member’s name) and if you are interested in more than one please indicate your rank ordering of the positions. Indicate in your email 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 Columbia College or General Studies, then you do not need to provide your transcript. If you are not a declared major or are in SEAS or Barnard, then you must send Susan Elmes a copy of your transcript.