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Teaching Assistant

Date: Jul 27, 2022

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University

Teaching Assistant desired for Summer 2022, Fall 2022 and Spring 2022 (start date negotiable)

  • Independent and motivated research-oriented student who takes initiative desired for marketing professor who conducts research across disciplines and teaches courses on “Race in the Marketplace” and “Marketing for Social Change.”
  •  Ideal position for a student who has a background and interest in marketing, race and/or social change
  • Hours and timing negotiable for the right candidate.

This individual should possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Excellent reading comprehension, organization, writing, and communication skills are a must – both oral and through documentation. Attention to detail is highly valued.
  • Demonstrate good computer skills, including use of Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint, and the willingness to learn other software tools (e.g. Endnote).
  • Knowledge of online library computer databases and related resources, and strong facility in accessing academic journal articles, popular press reports and other materials.
  • Experience in acquiring, managing, and synthesizing information on business and social research topics. Solid analytical abilities are helpful.
  • Facility in conceptualizing, structuring, and managing multiple tasks.
  • Creativity, resourcefulness and initiative with regard to identifying needed resources and completing assigned tasks.
  • Ability to communicate well with Professors, project clients and other individuals must contact.

Detailed information on types of projects:

The Assistant will work with the professor to facilitate teaching of two classes focused on the social dimensions of marketing activities. 

• Creating diagrams, charts, graphs and Power Point slides for class notes and presentations.
• Reviewing, summarizing and integrating key points from articles
• Identifying practical examples of marketing activities
• Performing project-specific outreach to external partners
• Helping to maintain/enhance professor’s social media and networking presence.
• Providing administrative support, when needed (including data entry, mass mailings and taking and preparing meeting notes)

Additional Information

  • The working hours are flexible; the RA can complete many if not most tasks using their PC at their own convenience.
  • If interested in this position, please send your resume and a cover note outlining your: a) experience and interest in marketing, b) experience and interest in research, c) your specific ability to conduct the types of tasks described, d) other qualifications, and e) your goals for the position (why interested in this particular position). Be sure to note specific programs with which you use (Endnote, SPSS, PowerPoint, etc). In addition to uploading, feel free to send your materials directly to griers@american.edu for a faster response.Applications without even a brief cover note will not be considered.


Nearest Major Market: Washington DC