University of Washington School of Public Health
AUT 2018 TA positions available for NUTR 302 Food Systems: Harvest to Health - UW
Closing Date: June 23, 2018
Posted: May 15, 2018
Position Title: Teaching Assistant
Course: NUTR 302 Food Systems: Harvest to Health
Supervising Faculty: Jennifer Otten, PhD, RD
2 teaching assistant positions are available to support an undergraduate course with expected enrollment of 120 students.
Course Description: Examines the many facets of the modern food supply from production and processing to distribution, marketing, and retail. Systems approach to foods studies considers geopolitical, agricultural, environmental, social, and economic factors along the pathway from harvest to health.
Hours per Week: 20
Start Date: 9/16/18
End Date: 12/15/18
Specific Job Responsibilities:
- Attend all class lectures (meets Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00-11:20 in Thomson 101).
- Attend all labs (meets Friday from 10:00-11:20 in BofA Exec Education Center 110).
- Grade student projects, quizzes, and examinations.
- Set up and provide support for computer equipment, course website, and instructional technologies.
- Communicate with and assist guest speakers.
- Write thank-you notes to guest speakers.
- Respond to student questions by email and in class.
- Hold regular office hours and arrange help sessions when needed.
- Additional duties may be assigned.
- Follows the regular (non-variable rate) TA salary schedule that is currently under negotiation for the 2018–2019 academic year.
- Provides GAIP (medical/dental/vision insurance) and a tuition waiver for autumn quarter. The tuition waiver covers in-state or out-of-state tuition, except for approximately $500 in fees that must be paid by the student.
Hours per week (approx.): 20
- Enrolled in the UW Graduate School for at least 10 credits during AUT 2018.
- Background (education, experience) in nutrition and food systems.
- Attend the 2018 Center for Teaching and Learning’s TA Conference if you have not attended a previous conference. International students serving as first-time TAs at UW are also required to attend the International TA Program workshops held during the conference. Additional training may be required if offered a position.
- If you are not a native speaker of English, you must meet the Graduate School’s spoken English proficiency requirements to hold a Teaching Assistant position. Before applying, please review http://grad.uw.edu/policies-procedures/graduate-school-memoranda/memo-15-conditions-of-appointment-for-tas-who-are-not-native-speakers-of-english/ for additional information about this requirement. If you have questions about this requirement or whether you have satisfied it, please contact Kristin Elko (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Students who have or are seeking another TA, RA, or training grant position are required to confirm with their supervisor(s) that there are no restrictions around being appointed in both positions.
How to Apply:
Send a single Word or PDF document that includes a brief cover letter and your résumé to Kristin Elko at email@example.com. Deadline is Wednesday, May 23, at 11:59pm.