Hiring TAs for Disaibility Studies


LSJ / CHID / DIS ST 230 Introduction to Disability Studies, Fall 2014

Lectures: Mon. & Wed. 10:00-11:20

Quiz Sections: Tues. & Thurs.

The Disability Studies Program is hiring two graduate students for two 50% appointments as PreDoctoral Teaching Assistants for a 200-level course in disability studies offered Autumn Quarter 2014. Enrollment is approximately 100 students.

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 José Alaniz at jos23 by 5PM on August 29, 2014.

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


Autumn Course – Food & the Environment

Introduction to Food and the Environment

C ENV 110

Meets both Natural World and Individuals and Societies Requirements


SLN# 11809

No prerequisites. Great for Freshmen!

Everyone eats, and all food production has environmental consequences.

· Discover environmental science through food production.

· Explore the link between the decline of civilizations and current farmer efforts to cope with changing water supply, topsoil loss, and technology.

· Create a food diary and find out the environmental consequences of your diet.

· Understand what climate change, politics, culture, biodiversity, and geography have to do with food.

See: http://depts.washington.edu/coenv/food/study/courses#cenv

FIG options:

C ENV 110 (5 credits) + CHEM 142 (5 credits) + GEN ST 199 “university Community” (2 credits)

C ENV 110 (5 credits) + ENGL 131 (5 credits) + GEN ST 199 “university Community” (2 credits)

College of the Environment


Food & Environment C ENV 110 Aut 2014 course flyer.pdf

An 8.0 Earthquake to Hit UW-Seattle Campus on August 19th !!

Well, sort of …

On Tuesday, August 19th from 10 am–3:00 pm at the HUB Lawn/Yard, the University of Washington and various partners, will be hosting:


This will be a 5-hour fun, FREE, and educational fair that’s all about earthquakes: the threat, science, resources and ways to protect yourself, your family and coworkers. The centerpiece will be the Big-Shaker, the world’s largest earthquake simulator that will let you/your friends experience what an 8.0 earthquake feels like.

Please open, print and share the attached PDF flyer with your colleagues and students who are on campus that day. Various UW safety and emergency response departments will have booths, edutainment opportunities and experts to provide facts and tips on the current Pacific NW earthquake threats and how YOU can prepare now for our “BIG ONE”!

See you on the 19th. Get ready to rock-and-roll!!

Darren Branum

Fire Prevention & Life Safety Specialist

UW- EH&S Building & Fire Safety Office

phone 206-616-5519

cell 206-300-0929

Husky Shakeout 2014 Flyer.pdf

ARCTIC 200 “Indigenous Diplomacies & International Relations in the Arctic”

ARCTIC 200: Indigenous Diplomacies & International Relations in the Arctic

3 credits | I&S Credit | 2014 Fall Quater | MWF 3:30-4:20pm | THO 135 | SNL: 22642 | Instructor: Nadine Fabbi (nfabbi) *Core Requirement for the UW Minor in Arctic Studies

The Arctic – home to 400,000 indigenous people – is emerging as one of the most dynamic regions in global geopolitics in no small part because of the role of Arctic indigenous peoples in international relations and sovereignty efforts. For arguably the first time in history, indigenous peoples are engaged in foreign policy and international politics on almost equal par with nation‐states. For example, six Arctic indigenous organizations have claimed Permanent Participant status on the Arctic Council, a high‐level intergovernmental body formed in 1996. This status gives Arctic peoples a legitimate voice in decision shaping and policy making for the region.

Indigenous self‐determination is typically achieved as part of a decolonization process in which a particular group wins increased autonomy at the domestic level. However, what is occurring in the Arctic encompasses both domestic and international political engagement. This emerging phenomenon has not been given much attention nor is it well understood. Yet, Arctic indigenous peoples are shaping future international policies that have implications for the circumpolar world and beyond. Scholars now argue that the Arctic is a unique region where reform can take place. The Arctic is viewed by some as a potential laboratory for international collaboration and the site for meaningful engagement between nation‐states and Arctic indigenous peoples.

This course will examine the characteristics of the Arctic as an emerging region in the world including the Arctic Council, the international and national Inuit associations, Arctic foreign policy, climate change, and issues of sovereignty and security from both nation‐state and indigenous perspectives. The course will draw in policy studies, spatial analysis and customary international law to understand how Arctic indigenous peoples are furthering their voice and interests in the Arctic.

Students will gain insight into these developments by reading the speeches of Arctic leaders and scholars, analyzing the declarations and policies of nation‐states and indigenous organizations, reading articles from major U.N. declarations, and via listening to key leaders and scholars on video recordings.

The goal of the course is to provide each student with an understanding of the Arctic as a distinct global region and with a foundation in the emerging developments in Arctic indigenous mobilization and sovereignty. The course will utilize Arctic indigenous maps, films, video clips, art and music to enhance understanding of the course content and to bring the Arctic indigenous voice, culture, sensibilities and philosophies to the classroom.

ARCTIC 200 Flyer 2.pdf

New Autumn 2014 Course: College Success for Veterans

This transition seminar is available to students in their first or second quarter at the UW that are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and has been developed to aid in both the transition to the University and life as a student.

College Success for Veterans
SLN: 22731

Instructor: Tim McCoy, a veteran of over six years in the U.S. Marine Corps and thirteen years as an academic adviser at the University of Washington.

Teacher’s Assistant: Michael Biermann, a ten year veteran of the U.S Army and currently in his senior year at the UW.

Please email Tim McCoy, mccoytj with questions.

Marine Megafaunal Lecturer Opening, Sept 2-29, 2014, Boston University Marine Program

Title: Marine Megafaunal Lecturer Opening, Sept 2-29, 2014, Boston University Marine Program


The Boston University Marine Program (BUMP) invites applications for a September 2014 lecturer position with the Marine Semester Program. The successful candidate will be expected to coordinate and teach a one-month block course entitled “Marine Megafaunal Ecology in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and Surrounding Waters” (CAS BI546, http://www.bu.edu/bump/bump-marine-semester/marine-semester-courses/cas-bi-546-marine-megafaunal-ecology-stellwagen-bank-national-marine-sanctuary-and-surrounding-waters/). The course is taught at the advanced undergraduate and introductory graduate level and is based upon ongoing collaborative research between BUMP and the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Teaching will take place in the classroom on the BU Charles River Campus, at the SBNMS headquarters in Scituate, and out on Stellwagen Bank, aboard the NOAA research vessel Auk. The course consists of 16 students and will be assisted by one graduate student teaching fellow. The successful candidate will be expected to accompany Dr. Les Kaufman on several day-long research trips in Stellwagen Bank during the final few weeks of August, 2014.

The lectureship will take place from September 2nd – 29th and provides a salary of 10K.

Interested applicants please submit a cover letter and CV to Dr. John Finnerty, BU Marine Program Director (jrf3). Initial review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until August, 15th, 2014. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

Minimum Qualifications:

- A doctorate in marine biology or related discipline or a masters in a related field with extensive experience and seamanship
– Evidence of experience and dedication to teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level

Boston University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.cleardot.gif