Fall 2017 College of the Environment Teaching Assistant

Application Deadline: April 21, 2017

The College of the Environment has an outstanding opportunity for Teaching Assistants for C ENV 110 “Introduction to Food and the Environment” during Fall Quarter 2017 (9/16/2017-12/15/2017). This is an introductory course offered by the College of the Environment to support environmental literacy for students across campus.

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.

Candidates with environmental science backgrounds are preferred, but candidates from any discipline may apply.


  • 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

Applicants should submit:

  1. Current CV/resume
  2. Two references (name, title, phone, email) familiar with your teaching abilities
  3. Cover Letter, no more than 2 pages worth of text, stating what strengths you would bring to serving as a teaching assistant in an interdisciplinary, introductory environmental science course, as well as your strengths and background relevant to the specific activities outlined in the position and course description.

Send application materials to: Joseph Kobayashi (College of the Environment) at: jkob@uw.edu

Application Timeline: Application review begins immediately.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received. For priority consideration, apply by April 21, 2017.