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Graduate Student Teaching Assistant - Kessler
(Posted on:  March 7, 2013)


Department of Health Services 

Graduate Student Teaching Assistant

Summer and Autumn Quarter 2013

Position Announcement


Supervising Faculty:  Professor Larry Kessler

Position Title:  Graduate Student Teaching Assistant

Course:  511 A&B - Introduction to Health Services and Public Health

Course Description:  The course provides a comprehensive description of the history, organization and effectiveness of the health care and public health systems in the United States, and covers such topics as determinants of health, need, and utilization, public and private financing, supply and provision of personal and public health services, managed care, and the roles of the government and private sector.

Summer Quarter Position Responsibilities:  Assist in planning the course, updating the syllabus, contacting guest speakers, etc.

Summer Quarter Hours per Week: 10   (25% FTE)

Autumn Quarter Position Responsibilities:  The Teaching Assistant (TA) will play a major role in coordinating the class which meet twice weekly with an additional section for those students who are health services majors. The TA will be expected to conduct discussion sessions with study groups (formed by students); read, comment on, and grade written assignments; assist in the preparation of lecture materials, hold office hours, tutor students, invite and schedule guest speakers, develop and grade an interactive final exam, set up and take down laptop before and after classes, post power point presentations and other materials to the course website, and perform other duties as assigned.

Autumn Quarter Hours per Week:  20 (50% FTE)

Education Requirements: Second year MPH or MHA student who has completed HSERV 511. 

Students who apply for this position should note that they must take at least 2 credits during Summer Quarter 2013.

Eligibility: Must be a matriculated student by first 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.    the student is responsible for all remaining tuition and fees.

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

This is a Benefits eligible position during Autumn Quarter Only

To Apply: Go to URL and follow the instructions.  Please submit your application materials to Susan Lien .  Be sure to include your name on each of your email attachments (i.e. smith_transcript) and  the job posting #6096  in your email subject line.

Deadline: Application deadline:   04/08/2013.

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
Compensation: Yes

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