For Spring 24, the INTS/PPOL program will have a number of courses that are in need of a Masters student with a minimum of 24 credits completed to serve as a Teaching Assistant or a qualified students in terms of skills and experience to serve as a Technical Assistant (no grading, but Canvas and organizational support – Technical Assistants have no graduate credit restriction). Because of the very short turn around between Winter Quarter and Spring, we do the Spring call early to identify a pool of interested candidates and then make assignments as needed. That means there is not a definitive list of courses/opportunities yet. Likely Spring courses a candidate could express interest in include the below but there may be others.
INTS 1500 Contemporary Issues in the Global Economy M/W or T/Th 10 to Noon
INTS 1700 Introduction to International Politics T/Th 8 to 10, 10 to Noon
INTS 2235 Gender and International Relations MW 10 to Noon
INTS 2440 Women, War & Peace TTH 2 to 4
PPOL 1910 Hard Choice in Public Policy M/W 10 to Noon
PPOL 2000 The Politics of American Policy Making T/Th 2 to 4
INTS 4807 Civil Military Relations (Gen (ret) George Casey) Special Schedule first two weeks of Spring Quarter
The ideal candidate is a INTS or PPOL Masters Student (at least 24 course hours completed) with a logical background in the material, some teaching/mentoring experience, and who is fully available to attend the classes in question, provide office hour and/or Canvas support, and provide a grade recommendation and/or feedback for assignments in the class. Some specific experience with the course/material is also a strong preference.
The role is a maximum of 100 hours for a 4-credit course allocated between late March (some Professors need help with course set up) through when Grades are due (June 20th although most Professors are done before that) although the specific allocation of roles and hours is up to the faculty member-TA duo. The hourly rate is $21.50 per hour for a total of $2,150 in compensation. Prior to starting, the faculty member and TA must submit the TA Authorization form and if new to the DU system, the TA will be screened via a background check.
To Apply: Please send a 2-page (one page front and back) letter of interest to Assocdean.Korbel@du.edu that lays out why you come as close as possible to the preferred requirements to the position and courses you are interested in being considered for (there can be more than one). That letter should also include the names of two faculty who you believe would best be able to recommend you if necessary. There is no need for letters or formal/informal references, we will reach out to faculty if needed. Assignments will be made on a first qualified application to opening basis.
We look forward to hearing from you if you are interested in any of these opportunities.