Grader/TA Positions

The Economics Department provides graders/TAs for the following ECON course offerings as needed: 0150, 0155, 0207, 0210, 0211, 0212, 0229, 0250, 0255, 0265 (new spring 2021), and 0280. 

The economics grader/TA responsibilities may vary from one course to another. In general, graders could be tasked with any of the following responsibilities: grading problem sets, quizzes, review questions, and bonus material; reviewing grades for consistency; calculating scores; recording grades in Excel; alphabetizing papers.

Applicants must be organized, responsible, and dependable individuals, who are able to work with others as well as independently. A willingness to learn is essential, with an enthusiasm for the subject. Confidentiality is required and students will be required to sign a confidentiality statement.

Applicants must have completed the course they are applying to grade for with a grade of B+ or higher and have taken the course on Middlebury’s Vermont campus. 

Applicants should apply prior to the beginning of each semester. Those who have been hired as graders in the fall and are interested in continuing to work for the department in the spring do not need to reapply for the spring. However, they must email Amy Holbrook to notify her of their wish to continue in a grading position even if it is not for the same course and/or instructor. All applicants must reapply each fall (even if they worked the spring semester immediately prior) as the Student Employment Office purges applications from PeopleAdmin each summer.

The Economics Department strives to place all qualified applicants; however, it is not always possible.

The Student Employment Office requires all student positions and hiring to be processed through PeopleAdmin. A link to PeopleAdmin to apply for an ECON grader/TA position will be available during the next term.

Please direct any questions you have regarding current openings or the position to Amy Holbrook  at or 802-443-5327.

Questions relating to using PeopleAdmin, completing employment forms, and time entry can be directed to the Student Employment Office.

Research Opportunities

Here you will find a periodically updated listing of openings for paid research assistantships with faculty. If you are interested in applying for a research assistantship for a particular semester, please use the Google Form Survey posted below to answer a few related questions and upload your résumé and unofficial transcript. Supervising professors will contact only selected applicants for further information after reviewing qualifications for fit (e.g., econ fields of interest, meeting programming or coursework prerequisites, having desired language fluency), but students may reach out directly to faculty regarding positions of particular interest.

If you are interested in a research opportunity but no research assistantships are currently available, please check back on this page periodically for new postings.

Fall 2022 Research Opportunities

Fall 2022 positions have not yet been announced. Position descriptions will be posted here starting September 1st along with the Google Form Survey to apply. Review of applications will be made on a rolling basis.