The Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health is hiring for a Teaching Assistant to support instruction for [SUSTAIN 140] Environmental Humanities: Finding Our Place on a Changing Planet. Learn more and apply below!

Background: A new course in Stanford’s Doerr School of Sustainability dives into the cultural, ethical, and philosophical roots of environmental challenges in order to make sense of a rapidly-changing reality and inform possible solutions.

Environmental Humanities: Finding Our Place on a Changing Planet,” offered Fall 2022, will challenge students to reckon with the emotional challenges of witnessing global environmental change, imagine what a better future would look like, and think critically about how to get there. Students will examine unprecedented ecological destruction through a diverse array of lenses, including environmental sciences, history, philosophy, anthropology, economics, psychology, art, and Indigenous ways of knowing – as well as outdoor experiences and immersive storytelling. 

Job description: We are seeking teaching assistants (TAs) to help with course instruction. TAs will be required to attend lectures twice a week, engage in discussions, grade assignments, manage Zoom and presentation technology, manage the course site, and help with lecture preparation and execution. Time commitment is estimated at 10 hours a week. More details on responsibilities can be found below.

Timeline: The course takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30-2:50pm – with a field trip on Saturday, October 29. This position begins Monday, September 12 and ends Wednesday, December 21, with time allotted for pre- and post-course work. The course itself runs Tuesday, September 27 to Friday, December 16.

Course instructors: The interdisciplinary teaching team includes:

Application: To apply, please fill out this form, which requires a resume and information about your background, experience, and interest in the position. Please email Erika Veidis with any questions: eveidis@stanford.edu

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