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Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2013 Sustainability Management Curriculum Grading Assistants

Columbia University’s School of Continuing Education and the Earth Institute are seeking Curriculum and Grading Assistants (CGAs) for a number of Sustainability Management courses for the spring 2013 semester. CGAs are responsible for attending class sessions, holding weekly office hours for students, addressing student inquiries, reviewing course material with the instructor, and assisting in the grading of problem sets and examinations. The compensation for each CGA position is $5,000.

Applicants should be enrolled in a graduate program at Columbia University for spring 2013 and have a strong knowledge of, and an interest in, the topics being studied in the course for which they apply to serve as a CGA. Applicants who are currently employed by Columbia University, including as paid interns, are ineligible for this position.

The following positions are still available:

SUMA K4301 International Environmental Law
SUMA K7001 Water Governance
SUMA K4155 Energy Markets and Innovation
SUMA K4035 GHG Emissions
SUMA K4100 Sustainability Management
SUMA K4130 Sustainable Cities
SUMA K4135 Energy Analysis for Energy Efficiency
SUMA K4145 The Science of Sustainable Water
SUMA K4180 Writing About Global Science
SUMA K4193 Statistics for Sustainability Management
SUMA K4230 Earth’s Climate System
SUMA K4720 Policy and Legal Context for Sustainability Management
SUMA K4025 Sustainability Communications Strategy and Reporting
SUMA K4195 Green Accounting (Online)

You can view the specifics for each position, as well as qualifications and time commitments by clicking here. Applications are due by Monday, November 26th at 5 p.m.  Please post your cover letter stating your interest in the position and a résumé  to: Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

The Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MSSM) program, co-sponsored by the Earth Institute and Columbia’s School of Continuing Education, trains students to tackle complex and pressing environmental and managerial challenges. The M.S. in Sustainability Management program requires the successful completion of 36 credit points. Those credit points are divided among five comprehensive content areas: integrative sustainability management, economics and quantitative analysis, the physical dimensions of sustainability, the public policy environment of sustainability management, and general and financial management. Please visit our website to learn more about the program.


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