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Teaching Fellow 

Teaching Fellow needed for Societies of the World 47: Contemporary Developing Countries Entrepreneurial Solutions to Intractable Social and Economic Problems.  Due to a potentially large increase in enrollment for SW47, we are seeking additional teaching fellows to support the course and run undergraduate student discussion sections. This is a University-wide course jointly offered with FAS, GSAS, HBS, HGSE, HKS, HLS, and HSPH, and coordinated by Prof Tarun Khanna (HBS) and co-taught by several other faculty from around the university. The course focuses on several categories of social and economic problems faced by developing countries with specific focus on the realms of education, health, and urbanization. The goal is to understand ways in which entrepreneurial action can effectively tackle major socioeconomic problems in developing countries by combining knowledge of historical causes, qualitative and quantitative evidence, and context-specific knowledge of the commonalities and differences across developing countries.



  • Experience living and working in an emerging market/developing country (required)
  • Teaching experience at the graduate or undergraduate level (preferred)
  • Social Science background (preferred)
  • Familiar with modern history of an emerging market/developing country (preferred)
  • A third year doctoral student or more (preferred)
  • Able to teach again in Fall 2016 (preferred)



This is a part-time position that begins August 1, 2015 and extends through December 31, 2015 (TFs will be compensated retroactively for catch-up work). Time requirement is estimated to be 10 hours per week. The TF is expected to attend all lectures on Monday & Wednesday afternoons from 3:30-5:00pm and other course-related events scheduled during the semester. The TF will also teach 1 or 2 1 hour-long sections  per week (the number of and scheduling of sections will depend on student demand). Compensation is ~$5,220 per section.

Interested candidates should email Lindsey Locks ( with their resume/CV as soon as possible.