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Fall 2021 - 50% GSI Position: Development Engineering

We are looking for a 50% GSI for Fall 2021 for one of the core Development Engineering graduate courses, Dev Eng 200 - Design, Evaluate, and Scale Development Technologies.
Dev Eng 200 is a project-based course with participants from a range of disciplines, including Masters and PhD students in Engineering, Econ/ARE, Public Health, Business, ESPM, ERG, Policy, and CED. The course uses a forthcoming textbook on Development Engineering to communicate core principles and methods. In parallel, students work in teams to develop technology solutions that address real-world challenges in sustainable development, in collaboration with off-campus partner organizations.

The course will be taught this Fall by Amy Pickering (CEE) and Temina Madon (Haas). 

Required Qualifications:
  • Experience planning and implementing field research in low-resource settings
  • Experience researching and/or teaching in development economics, public policy, public health/epidemiology, human centered design, and/or data science/applied statistics
  • Experience mentoring student project teams
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong communication ability
  • Collaborative approach to teaching and an ability to support students with diverse backgrounds
  • Interest in contributing to curriculum development, particularly through hands-on labs or workshop activities
  • Motivation and drive to act independently and innovate solutions to gaps or problems you observe

Desired Qualifications:
  • Strong quantitative data analysis and programming skills (R/Python) with knowledge of impact evaluation design (e.g. survey design/sampling, experimental and quasi-experimental study design, statistical analysis, and power calculations)
  • Experience with prototyping, fabrication, and CAD software for 3D printing. 

As GSI, you will attend one 3-hour lecture per week, manage the class website and Slack channels, review and mark weekly assignments, provide weekly office hours or lab sessions for student teams (as needed), and help facilitate in-class small group discussions. You will also provide written feedback to project teams throughout the semester, with guidance and input from the faculty instructors. You'll also meet weekly for 1 hour with the teaching team, to evaluate students' progress and evolve the course based on feedback. 

There may be longer-term research opportunities arising from your role in the class, as we will be advancing several field projects over the course of the semester (some of which may have scope for continued research after the class has ended). 

To apply, please email your CV, two references, and a short cover note to