Teaching Assistant Needed for NYC Watershed Fall Course
THE Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development is accepting applications to support the fall course SDEV 4550, “The New York City Watershed: From Community Displacement to Collaboration and Climate Adaptation”.
Applicants must be full-time graduate students of Columbia University enrolled in a degree-granting program. Students should expect to work 10-20 hours per week on average before the two-day course (although this may vary throughout the semester), 10 hours/day on October 7-8, and a total of 20 hours between October 16 and 30.
Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest in the position and a resume (both in PDF format) here before July 17, 2023.
SDEV 4150 The New York City Watershed: From Community Displacement to Collaboration and Climate Adaptation
Instructor: Professor Ruth DeFries (rd2402)
- Preparation session: to be determined
- Course dates: Saturday October 7 to Sunday October 8
A graduate student is sought to support the preparation and delivery of a two-day field course. The candidate will work closely with Professor DeFries on the successful implementation of the course on October 7-8, 2023.
The successful candidate will have strong attention to detail, an ability to work with minimal supervision, and experience supporting a classroom. Preference will be given to students who have already completed the course.
Under the supervision of the professor, the candidate will contribute to preparing the logistics of the course and will assist in its implementation. Duties will include, but are not limited to:
- Distribution of materials to students
- Answer student questions
- Act as a second reader/evaluator on the assigned final document
- Other assignments as needed to support course preparation and implementation
Must be a full-time graduate student with:
- Excellent organizational, communication and leadership skills;
- Great attention to detail;
- Must be able to manage tasks and time with minimal supervision;
- Demonstrated interest and knowledge of communities in the watershed or Catskill Mountains preferred, but not required.