Thursday, April 14, 2011

Teaching Assistants for DIS_ST 230

The Disability Studies Program is planning to hire 2 graduate students for 50% appointments as Teaching Assistants for DIS_ST 230, Introduction to Disability Studies offered Fall Quarter 2011. Enrollment is approximately 100 students. Lectures will be Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10:30-11:20 AM, and 50-minute quiz sections will meet on both Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Job requirements: The specific job tasks will vary somewhat depending on the instructor, but generally include the following:

1. Attending all lectures.
2. Leading quiz sections (format will usually be discussion of readings and lecture materials).
3. Reading all course materials.
4. Holding office hours and responding to email from students.
5. Grading all assignments submitted by the students in your quiz section(s) and maintaining grading records.
6. Proctoring exams.
7. Attending regular meetings with the instructor.
8. Optional: prepare and deliver one or two lectures.

Hiring criteria: Graduate students in any discipline with a background in the academic field of disability studies are encouraged to apply.

Applications: If you are interested, please send a one page description of your experiences in teaching, research, and disability studies, your curriculum vitae, and the name/contact information for a faculty member who knows your background and skills. This information should be sent to Dennis Lang at by 5 PM on May 15, 2011. Preliminary interviews will be held soon after that date.

*Please note that these appointments are dependent on final funding allocation.*