Opportunities

Spring 2017 Call for Applications for Teaching Assistant
Course: Environment M167 – Environmental Justice through Multiple Lenses

The Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES) is seeking a qualified graduate student to serve as a Teaching Assistant/Associate/Fellow for the ENV M167 course, Environmental Justice through Multiple Lenses for the 2017 Spring Quarter. Position is 25% time and includes fees.

General Course Description

Lectures: M/W 2:00-3:15 

(Same as Urban Planning M167.) Examination of intersection between race, economic class, and environment in U.S., with focus on issues related to social justice. Because environmental inequality is highly complex phenomenon, multidisciplinary and multi-population approach taken, using alternative ways of understanding, interpreting, and taking action. P/NP or letter grading.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge: Principles of environmental justice through formal training, education and/or field experience.

Skills: Prior teaching assistant experience preferred.

Abilities: Communication, organization, attention to detail, flexibility, time management

Responsibilities

- Attend lectures and assist the instructor in organizing the class webpage material

- Hold weekly office hours

- Assist in preparing and grading assignments

- Enter grades

- Assist in developing, proctoring, and grading exams

- Potential opportunity to present a class lecture

To Apply

Interested students should submit a cover letter and CV by email (subject line: Candidate for EJ TA) to Moana McClellan (moana@ioes.ucla.edu)

Cover letter should include the following information:
- Current department/program and area of study
- Teaching experience, especially experience grading papers, providing student feedback, organizing and updating coursework grades, and attention to detail

- Educational/research/field experience you have related to course topics

 

Applications will be accepted through February 15, 2017 or until the position is filled.

 

Spring 2017 Call for Applications for Teaching Assistant
Course: Environment 25 – Good Food for Everyone: Health, Sustainability and Culture

The Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES) is seeking a qualified graduate student to serve as a Teaching Assistant/Associate/Fellow for the ENV 25 course, Good Food for Everyone: Health Sustainability and Culture for the 2017 Spring Quarter. One position is 50% time and includes fees, one position is 25% time and includes fees.

General Course Description

Lectures: T/Th 12:30-1:45 

Discussion Sections: three 50 min. sections Fri 9:00am and 10:00am and 12:00pm. 

This course is a broad introduction to issues relating to food with an emphasis on health, sustainability and culture.  Health issues the class will explore include the science of nutrition, hunger, famine, obesity, food safety, and eating behavior and psychology. Sustainability topics encompass the interaction of food systems (both cultivated and wild) with key environmental challenges such as water quantity and quality, energy, biodiversity and climate change, as well as fair food production practices. Cultural and societal dimensions of food include questions about how class, race and gender shapes food access and food’s meanings to different groups historically, nutrition and agriculture policy and law, economics of food systems, and artistic engagements with food. Weekly discussion sections will be used to follow up topics addressed in lectures and readings and to engage in additional individual and group exercises.

 

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge: Principles of health, sustainability, and/or culture (particularly with respect to food) through formal training, education and/or field experience.

Skills: Prior teaching experience is preferred including discussion section facilitation.

Abilities: Communication, teamwork, flexibility, time management

 

Responsibilities

- Attend lectures and assist the instructor in organizing the class webpage material

- Lead two 50-minute discussion sections per week (25 students per section)

- Hold weekly office hours

- Assist in preparing and grading assignments

- Assist in developing, proctoring, and grading exams

- Potential opportunity to present a class lecture

 

To Apply

Interested students should submit a cover letter and CV by email (subject line: Candidate for Good Food TA) to James Bassett (jcbassett34@gmail.com). Cover letter should include the following information:
- Current department/program and area of study
- Teaching experience

- Educational/research/field experience you have related to course topics

Applications will be accepted through February 19, 2017 or until the position is filled.

For questions, please contact:

Cully Nordby
Academic Director, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
2316 Life Sciences Bldg.

nordby@ucla.edu

Graduate Student Researcher position(s) available at UCLA-LOSH

The UCLA Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program (UCLA-LOSH) is currently hiring 2-3 Graduate Student Researchers to support various education and research initiatives.

UCLA-LOSH is a nationally recognized university-based program providing education, research, and policy advocacy to improve worker health and safety. Since 1978, UCLA-LOSH has served as a resource for underserved workers in Southern California, particularly minority, immigrant, and/or non-English speaking workers in low-wage jobs. UCLA-LOSH provides a bridge between occupational health experts and worker advocacy organizations, including labor unions and worker centers.

Each GSR will work up to nine (9) hours per week to carry out a number of activities:

-          Summarize qualitative and quantitative data on worker and environmental health topics

-          Conduct academic literature searches and review policy statements

-          Conduct interviews with workers, worker advocates, and/or community care providers on work and health issues

-          Compile and analyze needs assessment and evaluation data from LOSH health and safety training programs

-          Contribute to written reports and grant proposals

-          Provide administrative and other support to projects as needed

Individuals with some combination of the following skills and qualifications are encouraged to apply:

-          Currently pursuing graduate degree in Public Health, Urban Planning, Social Welfare, or related field

-          Interest in worker and/or environmental health, immigrant health, health inequalities, and/or social justice

-          Strong writing and editing skills

-          Organization and attention to detail

-          Ability to work independently and take initiative

-          Proficiency in Spanish (speaking and writing) required for at least one position 

Applicants should submit a resume and a brief statement explaining your interest in this position to UCLA-LOSH Director of Research and Evaluation Kevin Riley (kriley@ucla.edu). For more information about UCLA-LOSH, visit http://www.losh.ucla.edu/.