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Introduction to Community Health (CH 1) Department of Community Health, Teaching assistants - Fall 2022

Introduction to Community Health (CH 1)
Department of Community Health, Tufts university
Teaching assistants Job Description
Fall 2022
We are seeking TAs for Introduction to Community Health (CH 1). This introductory survey course explores the complex determinants of health and is designed to help students use their understanding of these determinants to develop strategies to improve the health of communities and populations. First, we will consider theoretical concepts that are key to understanding community/public health, such as the meaning of health, the concept of community, the ways in which health problems are analyzed and framed, and how we study communities/populations and the health issues they face. We will then apply these concepts to specific areas of public health concern, including communicable and non-communicable diseases, nutrition, and environmental issues. Within each area, we will focus on the social, political, economic, and biomedical aspects of health and illness. We consider how each of these issues emerged as a health problem and how the definition of the “problem” has changed over time. We will also explore how solutions have changed as the definitions of the problems have changed, and the ways in which various stakeholders have sought to influence both the definitions of the problems and their solutions
Teaching Assistants generally devote 8-10 hours a week to their work. Typical duties of a TA include the following:
  • Attend lectures and assist course director
  • Hold 2 weekly office hours per week on Medford Campus
  • Help prepare syllabus, handouts, exams, and homework
  • Assist with evaluating and grading examinations, assignments, and papers
  • Provide technical support with online learning management for the course
  • Identify current events, relevant videos, and case studies for class, as requested
  • Act as a liaison with Ed Media or TTS to troubleshoot problems; ensure equipment and technical set up for course
  • Track and record student attendance and participation
  • Assist with other tasks as assigned
  • May be a Tufts undergraduate
  • MPH and MPH candidates preferred
  • Must have taken an introductory course in community or public health
  • Experience TA’ing academic course strongly preferred.
If interested, please email a resume and list of 3 professional references to:
Travis Moore, Department of Community Health, Tufts University at