Teaching Assistant - PHARM 301 Medications and Health - UW- School of Pharmacy

CLOSING DATE: September 26, 2018


JOB #: 12983

POSTED: September 7, 2018


Teaching Assistant, Pharm 301 Medications and Health


Department:                             Pharmacy
Date Available:                         September 26 – December 14, 2018
Application Deadline:                September 10, 2018


General Duties/Description:

Medications and health: It’s not all about drugs is a three-credit course designed to introduce undergraduates to a broad range of health concerns including how to identify common conditions, select appropriate treatment options ranging from non-prescription to non-drug therapies, understand when to seek medical advice, prevent adverse effects from the use of medications, adopt strategies encouraging healthier lifestyle habits, and learn the rationale behind conventional and alternative/complementary therapies. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the roles of pharmacists in health care.


The coursemasters are H. Steve White, PhD and Stanley S. Weber, PharmD. The course is held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:30 to 4:20


Position Description: Most of the lectures in Pharm 301 are presented by guest instructors. The TA for this course serves largely as a coordinator and facilitator responsible for such things as:

  1. Preparing upcoming speakers (1–2 weeks ahead of the presentation) and gathering presentation material, questions for the weekly quiz, facilitating active learning activities,
  2. Posting material to the Canvas course site,
  3. Coordinating video casts,
  4. Designing, publishing, and grading the weekly quizzes,
  5. Generate enthusiasm for upcoming presentations,
  6. Answering questions for students
  7. Participating with instructors in grading weekly reflections



Current Masters or PhD student with good communication skills. Desired is proficiency in working within Canvas, an interest in undergraduate education, and pharmacy experience.



Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with academic standing, qualifications, and experience.


This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit:



The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 / 206.543.6452 (tty) or dso@u.washington.edu.

How to Apply:

How to Apply:

Send curriculum vitae or résumé to Stanley Weber at weberst@uw.edu with a brief statement of why you are interested and what you would bring to the position.


Application inquiries may be made with:

Stanley S. Weber, Department of Pharmacy, weberst@uw.edu