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February 23, 2021

Teaching Assistant: NUTR 411 Diet in Health & Disease

Application Deadline: February 24, 2021, 5 p.m. Pacific Time

  • For full-time UW graduate students
  • Ideal: experience in epidemiology and teaching
  • Compensation includes salary, tuition waiver, and health insurance
  • Spring Quarter 2021
The Nutritional Sciences program is accepting applications for 1 teaching assistant position (link requires UW NetID) (20 hours per week) to support NUTR 411 Diet in Health and Disease, an undergraduate course with expected enrollment of 75 students. Diet in Health and Disease examines impact of diet on health and the prevention of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other non-communicable diseases. Examines diet-health relationships; social, environmental, and economic factors in eating behavior; and evidence base behind dietary guidelines. Assignments will focus on synthesizing and evaluating scientific literature and popular press articles related to diet and health.
·      Attend class: T 10:30-12:20pm
·      Independently prepare and lead weekly discussion section, F 1:30-2:20. Content/activities for the weekly discussions will be directed by the course instructor but prepared by the teaching assistant.
·      Communicate with and aid guest speakers.
·      Assist in drafting assignments/exams.
·      Grade student projects, quizzes, and examinations.
·      Set up and provide support for computer equipment, course website, and instructional technologies.
·      Respond to student questions by email and in class.
·      Hold weekly office hours and arrange additional help sessions as needed.
·      Additional duties may be assigned.
Eligibility Requirements:
•        Experience in epidemiology (e.g., taken EPI 511 or EPI 512/EPI 513) is ideal. Master’s or doctoral student with relevant background and experience.
•        TA applicants without prior UW teaching or TA experience should have completed the Center for Teaching and Learning’s TA Conference offered each September. Additional training may be required.
•        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 3/16/21 to 6/15/21. 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 during the quarter of employment. The tuition waiver covers in-state or out-of-state tuition, except for approximately $500 in fees.
To Apply:
1.    Review and confirm that you have satisfied the position eligibility requirements listed below.
2.    Send a single Word or PDF document that includes your résumé and a brief cover letter to
The application deadline is February 24, 2021.
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