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November 17, 2020

Teaching Assistant NUTR 412 US Food Systems Policy – for Winter Quarter

Application Deadline: November 20, 2020

  • For full-time UW graduate students
  • With interest or background in nutrition & food systems
  • Salary, tuition waiver, & insurance for Winter Quarter
The University of Washington Nutritional Sciences Program prepares students to improve individual and population health through the study of foods, nutrients, dietary behaviors, health outcomes, and food and policy environments. The Program offers the Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health major (BA) and Nutrition minor; graduate degrees including the MS, MPH, and PhD; and graduate level training leading to the Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) professional credential.
The Nutritional Sciences program is accepting applications for one Teaching Assistant ((requires UW NetID login) to support an undergraduate course with expected enrollment of 120 students. US Food Systems Policy offers a broad introduction to food and nutrition policies in the US and their impacts on population health. Real-world controversies and debates are used to illustrate policy principles, research tools, and policy analysis. Includes topics on public health nutrition, food policy related to population health, and food security.
  • Attend class. Meets remotely on MW 2:30-3:50
  • Grade student projects, quizzes, and examinations.
  • Set up and provide support for computer equipment, course website, and instructional technologies.
  • Communicate with and assist guest speakers.
  • Respond to student emails and in-class questions.
  • Prepare and present a lecture.
  • Arrange office hours/help sessions when needed.
  • Additional duties may be assigned.
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Master’s or doctoral student with background or interest in nutrition and food systems.
  • TA applicants without prior UW teaching or TA experience should have completed the Center for Teaching and Learning’s TA Conference offered each September.
  • Teaching Assistants must be enrolled for at least 10 credits during the quarter of employment.
  • If you are not a native speaker of English, you must meet the Graduate School’s spoken English proficiency requirements to hold a Teaching Assistant or Reader/Grader position. Before applying, please review for additional information about this requirement. If you have questions about this requirement or whether you have satisfied it, please contact us at
  • Students who have or are seeking another TA, RA, or training grant position are required to confirm with their supervisor(s) that there are no restrictions around being appointed in both positions.
  • Prospective employees will need to complete a sexual misconduct declaration form.
  • Teaching Assistant (TA) Positions are 50% FTE (20 hours/week) from 12/16/20 to 3/15/20. Pay rates are established in accordance with the RA/TA union contract. TA positions also provide GAIP (medical/dental/vision insurance) and a tuition waiver for the quarter of employment.
To Apply: 
  • Review and confirm that you have satisfied the position eligibility requirements.
  • Send a single Word or PDF document that includes your résumé and a brief cover letter to

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