Monday, April 25, 2011

Teaching Assistants for College of the Environment 110


Req #: 73512Department: COLLEGE OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 04/22/2011
Closes On: 05/06/2011Compensation: Based on standard UW rates determined by student standing.
The College of the Environment has an outstanding opportunity for TWO Teaching Assistants for C ENV 110 “Introduction to Food and the Environment” for Autumn Quarter 2011, 9/16/2011 to 12/15/2011. This is a new introductory course offered by the College of the Environment to support environmental literacy for students across campus.

Course Information:
Instructor: Ray Hilborn, Professor, Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (

Course Schedule:
Lecture - MWF 12:30-1:20
Section AA - T 12:30-2:20
Section AB - T 12:30-2:20
Section AC - TH 12:30-2:20
Section AD - TH 12:30-2:20
Section AE - T 9:30-11:20
Section AF - TH 2:30-4:20

Course Description:
This course will use food production and consumption as an introduction to many of the elements of environmental science including nutrient cycles, population growth, food webs, water supply and demand, impact of exploitation on natural populations, land transformation, energy consumption and its impact on climate. Food is produced in a variety of ways; crops are grown, animals are fed on crops and or grazed, fish are caught in the ocean and fresh water, and fish are raised in aquaculture. Each method of food production impacts the environment in many ways through transformation of habitats, consumption of energy and release of CO2, pollution of waterways, soil erosion, and reduction in biodiversity. Understanding how food production affects and shapes the environment can help us make choices about what kinds of food we eat, but also can provide a window for learning about the basics of environmental science.

TA Responsibilities:
The TA will be responsible for approximately 20 hours of work per week related to the course. The primary duties of the TA will be: grading homework and exams and leading three discussion sections. There will be additional course-specific duties as required by the instructor, which may include helping managing electronic resources, meeting with students, and creating formally or informally a positive learning environment for students. Requirements: -Academic standing as a UW Graduate Student,
-Eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship
-Strong background in fundamentals of environmental science
-Background or interest in food systems, agriculture and food production, or other topics related to food and the environment
-Previous teaching (TA) 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. Desired: -Candidates from all disciplines are welcome. Condition of Employment: -Currently registered UW graduate student
Compensation: Based on standard UW rates determined by student standing

Salary information:
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: UW/UAW Contract Preamble.

Must apply online via UWHires: Search for Requisition #: 73512
Application Timeline:
Application review begins immediately. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
For priority consideration, apply by May 6, 2011.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.
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