Summer Session Academic Mentors, Columbia University

  • Part-time
  • Program: Summer Sessions
  • Role: Teaching Assistant, Part-time
  • Course Modality: Online
  • Employee Job Category: Student Job
  • Academic Program: Summer Sessions
  • Term: 2020 SUM
  • Division: Masters
  • Department: Summer Sessions

Company Description

Columbia University has been a leader in higher education in the nation and around the world for more than 250 years. At the core of our wide range of academic inquiry are the commitment to attract and engage the best minds in pursuit of greater human understanding, pioneering new discoveries, and service to society.

Job Description

An academic mentor provides academic support to students to master their course content and maximize their potential for academic achievement in the School of Arts and Sciences and School of Professional Studies.

Qualified academic mentors will be required to do the following:

  • Facilitate larger recitation-style review groups;
  • Assist students in developing good learning strategies and habits;
  • Alert students to other resources available to them to increase mastery of the subject;
  • Academic mentors must attend all class sessions and are expected to support learning activities, and answer student inquiries, as requested by the faculty members responsible for the course section.

Academic mentors are primarily needed for the following courses:

  • TBD


A personal interview is required.

Please note:

Academic mentors must be current, full-time Columbia graduate students in good standing and can only hold one Student Officer position in the University at a time. Student Officer appointments include Teaching Assistants, Research Assistants, Teaching Fellows, Research Fellows, Preceptors, and Readers.

  • Students are required to submit a copy of their Academic Profile (located on the Student Services Online (SSOL) website) to prove Spring 2020 full-time enrollment in advance of the start of the semester. Students without full-time enrollment indicated on the SSOL website will not be eligible to begin working.

To work as an academic mentor during the summer term, graduate students must be enrolled full-time during the previous spring term. Students who have completed the requirements of their degree plan in the spring semester are not eligible to work as an Academic Mentor during the summer term.

International students must have a current VISA and an I-20 that is valid on or before the hire date, and it must remain active throughout the appointment period.

Per Columbia University policy, students are not permitted to work more than 20 hours per week while school is in session, which is inclusive of all positions held across the University.

The compensation for this position is $3,000 for Summer Session 1, May 26 - July 2, totaling 120 hours at $25/hour.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.