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Teaching Assistant

The core responsibilities of teaching assistants (TAs) are tutoring students, assisting with the paperwork of a class, teaching the class as requested by the instructor, supervising late afternoon/evening study sessions, assisting with administrative tasks such as typing and photocopying, and generally helping to ensure that the class runs smoothly. Additionally, teaching assistants in science classes must assist with class demonstrations, prepare lab sessions, teach the lab sessions as requested, clean up after lab sessions, and complete an end-of-session inventory.

Teaching assistants' daily working hours include all class times, as well as additional planning and preparation time as requested by the instructor. TAs are responsible for Sunday evening class sessions and for working the opening weekend, some of intersession, and the closing weekend, periods when all staff must remain on campus to assist with student arrival and departure. Otherwise, TAs do not have scheduled responsibilities on the weekends.

Terms of Employment:

  • First-year salary is $2,400 for two sessions
  • Employees pay their travel to and from domestic program locations
  • Travel assistance is provided for international travel to sites outside of North America
  • Room and board are provided

Desired Qualifications:

  • College-level course work in the discipline with GPA of 3.2 or better
  • Experience working with children or adolescents
  • Maturity, responsibility, and creativity
  • Lab experience (science-class applicants only)

Position is available only at residential sites.

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If you have questions about summer employment with CTY, write to us at or call 410-735-6185.

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.