MPH Common Core TA Position - Graduates - Determinants of Health: PHI 514

Part-time position, 20 hours per week

CLOSING DATE: October 16, 2021


JOB #: 17912

POSTED: September 27, 2021


Position Title: Teaching Assistant

Courses: PHI 514 Determinants of Health (3 credits)

Supervising Faculty: PHI 514 Barbara Baquero and Esther Min

Hours per week: 20

Start Date: December 16, 2021

End Date: March 15, 2022

Application Deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021

Position Summary: The School of Public Health MPH Common Core is seeking two Teaching Assistants (TAs) for PHI 514. Each position is 20 hours per week during the Winter 2022 quarter.  Beginning with the academic year 2020-2021, the MPH program includes six courses, taken as a single cohort by all MPH degree students, in the first year of study. These TAs will support the teaching of 1 course, with anticipated course enrollment of approximately 155 students. PHI 514 will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:50pm. 

PHI 514: Determinants of Health Course Description

Many factors combine and interact to affect the health of individuals and communities. This course will describe and apply frameworks for understanding determinants of health at multiple levels and within different systems. Course material will emphasize individual- and family-level determinants, physical and social environments, population-level determinants, and systems dynamics. Students will learn how to apply theory and how to interpret and weigh evidence to identify and prioritize health determinants for public health research, practice, and policy.


Specific Job Functions:  

  • Assist in course coordination and implementation  
  • Attend class sessions
  • Present lectures and facilitate discussions  
  • Grade assignments 
  • Update and maintain course canvas site
  • Help with course communication
  • Request or acquire necessary equipment
  • Prepare and maintain course attendance records
  • Review literature
  • Other tasks, as necessary
Additional Details:

Hours per week (approx.): 20


Required Qualifications: Minimum standing of current graduate student in the School of Public Health

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with CANVAS; prior teaching assistant

Salary: Commensurate with academic eligibility


How to Apply:

Application Procedure: Please submit application, CV or resume, cover letter, and transcript (unofficial copy is fine), via the MPH Core Application Google Form. The deadline for submission is Friday, October 15, 2021. 


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