TA Positions

 

Undergraduate TA Positions for FALL 2017

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.
  • 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.
  • In the fall semester, only junior and seniors are eligible to be TAs.
  • 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 August 21. The application is available here . If the link does not work, then copy this URL into your browser: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4LbzX8mkf71SLX72x4d4Bi4XSV6q83zD-ldtjnLf6w2Z3UQ/viewform?usp=sf_link)

 

UN1105 Principles of Economics (all sections)

Requirements: You must have completed principles, micro, macro and econometrics with a minimum grade of A- in each course.

UN3211 Intermediate Micro (all sections)

Requirements: You must have completed principles, micro, macro, econometrics and your required math courses with a minimum grade of A- in each course.

UN3213 Intermediate Macro (all sections)

Requirements: You must have completed principles, micro, macro, 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 principles, micro, macro, 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

Requirements: You must have completed principles, micro, macro, 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 (all sections)

Requirements: You must have completed principles, micro, macro, 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.

 

To Apply:

To apply for any of these positions, complete the google form by August 21. You may apply for up to 6 TA positions. You will be asked to list those options from your most preferred to least preferred. If you are a CC or GS student who is a declared economics, financial economics or joint major or economics concentrator, then you do not need to submit a transcript. All other applicants must send their Columbia transcripts directly to Susan Elmes at se5@columbia.edu.

 

Susan Elmes

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Economics

Columbia University