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Graduate Student Teaching Assistant -Sara HSERV 100
(Posted on:  January 31, 2013)


Department Health Services Graduate Teaching Assistant (50% FTE)

Position Announcement- Spring Quarter 2013



Supervising Faculty:    Sara Mackenzie, Clinical Instructor, Health Services

Class:     HSERV 100   Personal and Public Health  

Period of Proposed Employment:    March 16, 2013 through June 15, 2013

Hours per week:   20                  50% FTE   

Position Description:  I am seeking a Teaching Assistant (TA), to work 20 hours per week, during spring term, 2012.  The TA’s would support my teaching of the undergraduate course HSERV 100, "Personal and Public Health." The course asks students to assess their personal health through reading, journaling and reflection upon the social determinants that influence.  It is an introduction for freshman and sophomore undergraduates to public health.  This TA position is appropriate for a student who has taken the required MPH core courses and has an interest in health education, population health and public health practice.


Assisting in course organization and implementation  

Assisting in organization, implementation and leading 2 discussion sections per week

Assisting in coordination of guest speakers, including securing slide presentations in advance and help with arranging parking and other logistics.  

Preparation and grading of examinations

Grading of student journals and self-reflection assignments

Office hours by phone and in-person, comprising up 2-4 hours per week for student assistance (as needed).

Other tasks, as mutually agreed between Dr. Mackenzie and the TA.

The TA will be responsible for giving 2 - 50 minute lectures (topics as agreed upon).

Course is offered: MW 8:30-9:20 lectures; Friday discussion sections 9:30-10:20 and 10:30-11:20

Knowledge, Experience and Skills Required: knowledge of public health terms and concepts; experience teaching is preferred; skills required include use of canvas, editing skills for written assignments; communication skills appropriate to work with a range of undergraduate students

Minimum Education:   Student must be in a MPH or PHD program

Eligibility:   Must be a matriculated student by the start date of employment.

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

*Fee Based Student It is the policy of the Department of Health Services to reimburse tuition/course fees at Graduate Resident Tier 1 level.

Benefits:  This is a benefits eligible position.

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


TO APPLY: Follow the TA application instructions at .  Submit your application materials to Susan Lien  Include the position announcement # 6005  in your email subject line.

Questions about the position may be directed to Sara Mackenzie

Deadline: Application deadline is February 13, 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