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Graduate Student Teaching Assistant - Grembowski 510
(Posted on:  January 8, 2013)


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Department of Health Services 

Graduate Student Teaching Assistant

 Position Announcement 


Class: HSERV 510 Society & Health 

Supervising Faculty: David Grembowski and India Ornelas

Period of Proposed Employment:  Spring Quarter   03-16-2013 – 06-15-2013

Hours Per week:  20 (50% FTE)

Position Description:  HSERV 510 Society & Health provides an overview of three core areas in the social and behavioral sciences of public health practice and research: social determinants of individual and population health, health promotion and disease prevention, and cultural competency and community collaborations.  We are seeking a Teaching Assistant (TA), to assist with the expected enrollment of over 100 students.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

Attend all class sessions and hold office hours

Assist in syllabus and assignment preparation and conceptual design of course

Coordinate guest speakers

Organize sessions for viewing Unnatural Causes DVD if this is a course requirement

Meet with students to answer questions and clarify assignments

Organize student breakout sessions if the sessions are a course requirement

Respond to student emails in a timely manner with clearly written replies

Work with instructors to design course exams and written assignments

Read, comment and score exams and assignments

Manage the process of grading 100+ papers for each exam or assignment

Create and maintain a grade tracking file

Maintain course web site

Update TA manual for course

Depending on qualifications, teach in one or more sessions.


Experience, Knowledge and Skills Required:

Student should have completed HSERV 510 or completion of course(s) on social determinants of population health, health promotion, or community collaboration and cultural competency covering the same or similar readings as in this course.   Applicants should have high grades in those courses.

Minimum Education Required:   Doctoral and masters-level students may apply.

Eligibility:  You must be a matriculated student during the employment period stated above.


If you are a Fee Based Students:  It is the policy of the Department of Health Services to reimburse tuition at Resident Graduate Level Tier 1    The student is responsible for all remaining tuition and fees.

Salary:  This is a GSA position governed by the UAW contract and paid in accordance with 2012-2013 TA/RA/SA Salary Schedules.

Benefits:  This is a benefits eligible position.

Please note: All employees hired in the Department of Health Services require a background check.

To Apply: Go to URL and follow the instructions.  Email your application materials to Susan Lien  please include the position posting #  5955 in your email subject line.

Deadline: Submit your application materials by   January 30, 2013

Acceptance:  If offered the position the candidate (must) accept within one week.

Notification:  Those candidates not hired will be notified via email.

Additional Details:

Hours per week (approx.): 20

The University of Washington reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in accordance with University policy and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations. The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process contact the department at 206-616-2935 or the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or e-mail at