Monday, October 27, 2008

Teaching Assistant - Program on the Environment

Teaching Assistant, Program on the Environment ENVIR 100, Winter 2009
1/05/09 to 3/20/09

The Program on the Environment (PoE) is an interdisciplinary program emphasizing undergraduate education in environmental studies. ENVIR 100 is the gateway course to the Environmental Studies major and is the first in a
3 quarter series of classes required of all ENVIR major and minors. This course is open to all undergraduates.

There will be 6 discussion sections for this course, and 3 T.A.s will be
hired to lead two discussion sections each. Each T.A. will lead one
Tuesday section and one Thursday section, unless mutually satisfactory trades can be made.

3 Graduate T.A. Positions with Environmental Studies Winter Quarter 2009 will be hired from this applicant pool.

Course Information:
Course Number and Name: ENVIR 100: Environmental Studies: Interdisciplinary Foundations Quarter Offered: Winter 2009
Instructors: Tom Hinckley, College of Forest Resources, and Yoram Bauman, Program on the Environment (Ph.D. in Economics) Course Website:
Course Schedule: Lecture: MWF 12:30-1:20; Discussion Sections: Tuesdays or Thursdays 10:30-12:20 or 1:30-3:20

TA responsibilities include:
Attending all lectures
Running two 2-hour discussion sections
Arranging lecture and discussion logistics and activities, and preparing course materials Additional course-specific requirements of the instructors

Academic standing as a UW Graduate Student and eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship.
Availability for full appointment timeframe (1/05/09 to 3/20/09)

Previous college teaching experience
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills Current graduate students who can bring their interdisciplinary experience and perspective to environmental education.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Conditions of Employment:

Currently registered UW graduate student
Compensation: Based on standard UW rates determined by student standing.

Application Materials:
Part of the application process for this position includes completing an on-line cover letter assessment as well as the Employment Eligibility Assessment to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. The assessments will appear on your screen for you to complete as soon as you select "Apply to this Position" on this job announcement. Once you begin the assessment, it must be completed at that time. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until the assessment is complete.

Applicants should submit:
(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 100 Course Description:
This course will introduce the interdisciplinary approach to environmental studies. The distinguishing feature of the course is that it will present the development and application of fundamental concepts from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences toward a spectrum of environmental issues. Hence, the course will both contribute to the educational goals of providing students with experience in interdisciplinary approaches, while complementing and laying the foundation for students to explore an array of more advanced courses focused on environmental sciences, policy, and humanities. The course will introduce students to the development of environmental ideas through classic and current literature that addresses the events and people that have influenced the ethical, political, social, and scientific dimensions of studying the environment. See course website for more information:

Application Timeline
Application review begins immediately. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

For priority consideration, apply by: November 9, 2008
Notification: November 21, 2008
Acceptance: November 24, 2008