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AUT 2018 TA positions available for NUTR 302 Food Systems: Harvest to Health - UW

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Full-time position
Closing Date: June 23, 2018
Job #12576
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.

Additional Details:

Hours per week (approx.): 20


Required Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in the UW Graduate School for at least 10 credits during AUT 2018.
  • Background (education, experience) in nutrition and food systems.


How to Apply:

How to Apply:

Send a single Word or PDF document that includes a brief cover letter and your résumé to Kristin Elko at Deadline is Wednesday, May 23, at 11:59pm.

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