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Summer 2016 Curriculum and Grading Assistant Positions

The Sustainability Management program is seeking candidates for the following curriculum and grading assistant positions for the summer 2016 sessions. The assistants are responsible for 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 stipend for the positions for summer 2016 is $5,250.

Please note: Applicants will only be considered for a position in one of the sessions (D, Q or X). Students cannot hold multiple assistant positions in the summer, even if the courses are in different summer sessions. Applicants who are employed by Columbia University (or will be in summer 2016), including as paid interns, are ineligible for these position. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program in summer 2016 to be considered for these positions.

SUMA K4033 Decision Models and Management
SUMA K5195 Green Accounting
SUMA K5375 State of the Data in Sustainability
SUMA K5190 Economics for Sustainability Management
SUMA K5147 Water Resources and Climate
SUMA K5380 Financing Natural Infrastructure
SUMA K5193 Statistics for Sustainability Management
SUMA K5200 Integrative Capstone Workshop
SUMA K5530 The Paradox of Urbanization
SUMA K5650 Solar Project Development
SUMA K5240 Sustainable Agriculture
SUMA K5360 Sustainable Technology and the Evolution of Smart Cities

If interested, you can e-mail your application materials, consisting of a cover letter and a resume to Mariví Perdomo Caba, interim program manager, at by Monday, April 25, at 9 a.m. Please include the course number/description in the e-mail subject line (e.g. SUMA K5200 INTEGRATIVE CAPSTONE WORKSHOP CGA APPLICATION).

Should you wish to apply to more than one position, you must send separate emails for each application. Applications submitted by April 25 will be given top priority. Deadlines to apply for certain curriculum grading assistant positions may be extended depending on level of interest.

For questions regarding the curriculum and grading assistant positions, contact Mariví Perdomo Caba at

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