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Teaching Assistant Posting ‑ School of Public Administration

Posted by School of Public Administration on July 18, 2019 in Job Postings

Position:                     TEACHING ASSISTANT

Managerial Economics (MGMT 5135)

Location:                   Dalhousie University,

School of Public Administration, MPA(Management)

Hourly wage:             $24.41 per hour

Workload:                 90 hours (September to December 2019)

The course is designed to provide graduate students in the Master of Public Administration Program with a solid understanding of principles of microeconomics and how these relate to public policy.

The course is offered from September to December 2019 via Distance/Online Learning.  The teaching assistant is responsible for a series of course related tasks, including the grading of student work, responding to questions related to the grading of assignment, conducting online tutorial sessions using Brightspace and attending online live classroom lectures.  

The ideal candidate will have succeeded in this course and will have obtained a grade of A- or higher. A high academic performance in undergraduate economics courses would also be an asset. Preference will be given to candidates who hold a master’s degree with a focus in economics. The ideal candidate will have a personable approach to students, show concern for students learning, and understand the challenges students face when learning economics, and be excited about economic theory. The TA reports to the course professor and is expected to engage in regular consultations.  All job offers are provisional until confirmed by the School.


Please submit your application electronically to Michelle Hunter, ( . Include a cover letter outlining your qualifications, a CV and the names of two references.  Please apply by July 31, 2019.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.