Seeking teaching assistants for Africa 277: An Introductory Survey

The African Studies Program seeks two teaching assistants for Africa 277: An Introductory Survey in Spring 2018. This interdisciplinary course is cross-listed in African Cultural Studies, Afro-American Studies, Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science, and Sociology. Please see details of the positions below and feel free to share with any interested and qualified candidates.

Course: Africa 277: An Introductory Survey

Instructor: Jo Ellen Fair, African Cultural Studies

Lecture Schedule: Spring 2018 Semester,  M/W 2:30-3:45pm

Eligibility: Applicants must be UW-Madison graduate students in good standing, making normal progress toward a degree, specializing in the study of Africa in any department, with life and preferably research experience in Africa. Applicants must be free to attend all lectures and lead four discussion sections weekly. (TA sessions will mostly be on Thursdays and Fridays, with one section on Wednesday).

Appointment percent time: 50%, including tuition remission

Duties: Attend all lectures, lead four discussion sections per week, keep grade book, assist with all grading, carry out other duties as expected of teaching assistants.

Application deadline: Sunday, Nov 12th at 11:59pm

Submit your application: Please use the Africa 277 TA Application Form to submit a one-page cover letter stating background, strengths, and credentials; a CV; and the names and email addresses of two references. Please note that CV and cover letter must be submitted as two, separate PDFs.