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SPHSP are now in the process of hiring RAs and TAs for their summer program. Please find program information as well as Roles and Responsibilities below.
Please email email@example.com for application details. Applications are due February 27.
Columbia University Medical Center
Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP)
Resident/Teaching Assistant Responsibilities
Program & Housing Dates:
All program participants and staff move into Columbia Conference Housing in the Morningside Campus.
Assistants will be required to live on-campus with the students between May 31st and August 1st. During that time, assistants will be required to sign up for an ‘On Call’ schedule. While an assistant is On Call, they must carry the program’s cellular phone in case of emergency. While On Call, the individual must be no more than 10 minutes away from the dorm hall. The On Call time period is from 9:00 AM – 9:00 AM on assigned days.
Policy note: In case of an emergency, if an RA cannot meet the on-call time, the RA must notify the Office of Diversity staff 1 week in advance of inability to perform on-call duties on a specific date. In addition to getting this change in schedule approved, RAs must find their own replacement coverage.
Lecture Attendance/ Teaching Assistant
Assistants must be available all day Thursday and Friday during the 10 weeks of the summer. During these days Assistants will:
Take attendance during all classes and seminars
Assist professors during classes and seminars
Lead their own TA sessions, including case analyses, review of course material, and reflection of student internships
Chaperone during field trips
Other duties as assigned
Assistants will be asked to hold regular weekly “office” hours in the dorms wherein they provide academic support for students. This will include help with:
Final paper & presentation
Assistants will be responsible for providing final evaluations of students in their TA group. In addition, Assistants will be expected to grade and
Weekly Staff Meetings
All RA/TA’s must attend the weekly staff meeting held every Tuesday from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
Weekend Social Events
Every RA is required to sign up to be the coordinator of a weekend social event and co-chaperone for
Neighborhood & Campus Tours
In an effort to familiarize SPHSP students with their new surroundings, all RAs are responsible for taking
their group of students on a tour of the local Morningside, Harlem, and Washington Heights
Students are assigned to internships around NYC for the summer. Assistants will be expected to assist the
Program Coordinator by performing two site visits per student for a total of 10 students. Site visits are to
be completed on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays depending on the availability of internship
Other Duties as assigned.
Assistants will receive:
Two Unlimited Monthly MetroCards for the summer
Free housing on Columbia University’s Morningside Campus
A stipend of $3250