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A teaching fellow is needed for the course Contemporary Developing Countries: Entrepreneurial Solutions to Intractable Social and Economic Problems in the Fall 2019 semester. This is a university-wide course jointly offered with FAS, GSAS, HBS, HGSE, HKS, and HLS, coordinated by Professors Tarun Khanna (HBS) and Satchit Balsari (HMS, HSPH), and co-taught by several other faculty from around the university.

The course provides a framework and multiple lenses through which to think about the salient economic and social problems of the developing world, through the entrepreneurial lenses of the artist, scientist, and planner. The case study discussions will cover challenges and solutions in fields as diverse as health, education, technology, urban planning, and arts and the humanities. The teaching fellow will support the course and run undergraduate student discussion sections.

Course Objectives
  • To provide a framework within which to consider the salient economic and social problems of the developing world
  • To view complex problems through a variety of disciplinary lenses and appreciate that each lens reveals different facets of any given problem
  • To recognize that there are few “quick-fix” or universal solutions to intractable problems; effective solutions tend to be highly context-dependent
  • To work in teams on a candidate entrepreneurial solution and demonstrate an appreciation of the tradeoffs involved in embracing that solution
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience living and working in an emerging market/developing country
  • Teaching experience at the graduate or undergraduate level
  • Social Science background
  • Familiar with modern history of an emerging market/developing country
  • A doctoral student
  • Able to teach again in Fall 2020

This is a part-time position for the Fall semester of 2019. The time requirement is estimated to be 10 hours per week. The TF is expected to attend all lectures on Monday & Wednesday afternoons from 3:00-4:15 pm and other course-related events scheduled during the semester. The TF will also teach an hour-long undergraduate section per week. The appointment will be made in the first week of September based on class enrollment.


Interested candidates should email Adam Frost ( with their resume/CV and a one-paragraph statement of interest as soon as possible.