Cloud Teaching Assistant for the online course "Social Innovation" is an online platform for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). iversity enables universities and professors to provide online courses to thousands of students from all over the world.

However, we do not want to stop there. We want to move beyond the mere provision of course material and offer students the opportunity to get feedback on their work and a proper grade.
Therefore, we are currently recruiting Cloud Teaching Assistants (CTA's) – a decentralised group of graduates from a variety of fields that review the work submitted by the students in our open online courses.

We are looking for graduates in the fields of Humanities and Economics, especially Sociology, Political Science and Business Administration. Experience in the fields of Social Innovation is considered an asset.

CTA's will be asked to evaluate and grade written assignments from the online course “Social Innovation” taught by Dr. Susan Müller (Swiss Research Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Gallen), Nicholas Wenzel and Christine Rimke. The course takes place in collaboration with the European Business School (EBS).
The assignment consists of an essay (5-6 pages) and we will provide you with detailed evaluation guidelines. The remuneration is set at 15 euros per essay. Additionally we will provide you with a statement, showing your involvement in this project.

The whole project will run in January. The essays will be distributed to the correctors on January 12. Grades will need to be submitted by January 20. The number of essays per corrector will dependent on the number of participating students as well as the number of correctors. We will provide you with more detailed information as it becomes available, but you will not be assigned more essays than can reasonably corrected by any one individual. Application deadline is on December 5.


  1. Master’s, preferably a master’s degree in the fields of Sociology or Politic Science.
  2. Fluent English speaker with a valid certificate (e.g. TOEFL, Cambrigde, IELTS).
  3. Teaching, tutoring and grading experience will be considered an asset.
  4. Experience in the fields of Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship will be considered an asset as well.

To apply, please take the following steps:

  1. Fill out this Google Form
  2. Send your CV as a PDF to

We reserve the right to request appropriate documentation for the entries on your CV at any point (transcripts, degree certificates etc.). Failure to provide such documentation within two weeks of the request will disqualify you as a CTA and we will not be able to compensate you for your work.

We are looking forward to having you on board for this project. With your help we will truly be breaking new ground, opening up a new chapter in the history of online education.

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