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Teaching Assistant posting: School of Public Administration

Posted by School of Public Administration on December 6, 2018 in Job Postings

Public Economics (PUAD 5131)

Location: Dalhousie University, School of Public Administration
Hourly wage: $23.93 per hour
Workload: 130 hours (January to April 2019)

The Public Economics course is designed to provide graduate students in the Master of Public Administration Program with a general understanding of macroeconomics in the context of public policy making.

 The course is offered from January to April 2019 on Tuesdays from 11:35 to 14:25, and has a tutorial on Thursdays from11:35 to 14:25.  The teaching assistant will be responsible for a series of course related tasks, including the holding of the tutorial, office hours for consultations with students, invigilating exams and the grading of students’ assignments and midterm.
The candidate will support the professor's effort to create a healthy, constructive and challenging learning environment. With this in mind, the ideal candidate will have succeeded in this course and will have obtained a grade of A- or higher or higher or will have successfully completed an equivalent Economic course at the Masters or PhD level. The candidate will demonstrate that he or she can conduct him or herself in a highly professional manner with students and faculty. The candidate will, for example, have a personable approach to students, show concern for student learning and abide by the ethical standards of the university. The successful candidate will follow directions as laid out by the lead instructor and engage in a constructive dialogue with the lead instructor throughout the course.  All job offers are provisional until confirmed by the School.

To apply, please submit a cover letter along with a current CV to Krista Cullymore  The cover letter should mention why you think you are the ideal candidate for the position. The deadline for applications is December 17, 2018.
 All offers of employment are conditional upon sufficient student enrolment in the course and approval by the University.  Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness.  The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.