WTR 2016 TA Position Announcement for ENVIR 439

Program on the Environment
Graduate Student Teaching Assistant
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Position Title: Teaching Assistant
Supervising Faculty: Dr. Elizabeth Wheat
Course Name: ENVIR 439 Sustainable Society
Employment Period: 12/16/2015 to 3/16/2016
Position Description: The Program on the Environment (PoE) is an interdisciplinary program
emphasizing undergraduate education in environmental studies. ENVIR 439 discusses diverse
environmental issues, the importance of all areas of scholarship to evaluating environmental
challenges, and the connections between the past and the future, to reveal integrative
approaches to protect the long‐term interests of human society. This course is open to all
undergraduates.
PoE will hire one Teaching Assistant for ENVIR 439. The TA assist the instructor with all duties
related to the teaching of ENVIR 439.
Course Schedule: Lecture: MW 3:30‐4:50
TA responsibilities include:
 attending all lectures
 evaluating student work
 arranging lecture and discussion logistics and activities, and preparing course materials
 additional course‐specific requirements of the instructors
Requirements:
 academic standing as a UW Graduate Student and eligibility to hold a Graduate Student
Assistantship
 availability for full appointment timeframe
 previous college teaching experience
 excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when
there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Compensation: This is a GSA position governed by the UAW contract paid in accordance with
2014‐2015 TA/RA/SA salary schedules
(see: http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/salaries/salary‐schedules.shtml)
To Apply: Go to URL https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/acorboy/36751 and follow
instructions. Contact Ann Corboy acorboy@uw.edu if you have any difficulties applying.
Required application materials:
(1) Current CV/resume, no more than 2 pages worth of text;
(2) Two references (name, title, phone, email) familiar with your teaching abilities;
(3) Cover Letter Assessment, no more than 2 pages worth of text, stating what strengths you
would bring to serving as a teaching assistant in an interdisciplinary environmental studies
course, as well as your strengths and background relevant to the specific activities outlined in
the position and course description.
ENVIR 439 Course Description:
ENVIR 439 discusses diverse environmental issues, the importance of all areas of scholarship to
evaluating environmental challenges, and the connections between the past and the future, to
reveal integrative approaches to protect the long‐term interests of human society.
Deadline: Submit your application materials by November 7, 2015.
Acceptance: If offered the position, the candidate must accept within one week.
Notification: Those candidates not hired will be notified via email.
Notes: 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:
http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/apl/union‐info.html
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.

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