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Graduate Teaching Assistant for the College of Population Health

Position Description

Health systems’ planning is a process to identify and develop health- enhancing interventions. It does this by creating an actionable link between needs and resources. This course discusses the process for assessing the health needs of a population as a first step in the process of developing interventions that are more likely to be effective. This includes considering both “downstream” and “upstream” determinants of health.

Culminating Experience:

The course is designed to review core courses and MPH core competencies and to prepare students for the comprehensive MPH exam. MPH faculty from each concentration will facilitate the course.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attendance at all classes
  • Help grading low stakes assignments (homework, exercises, etc.)
  • Reaching out and helping students who are having difficulty or falling behind
  • Assist with course materials in UNM Learn by posting materials and making copies as needed
  • Helping to facilitate small group discussions
  • Additional duties to be negotiated with instructor

Position Requirements

  • Some understanding of population/public health
  • Ability to work well with students and follow direction
  • Demonstrable writing, oral, and organizational skills


10 hours a week



Class Schedule

Monday 4:00-6:30pm, Dane Smith Hall-233


Graduate students from both public health and non-public health backgrounds who are encouraged to apply.


Please email Pam Sedillo at with a letter of intent which summarizes qualifications and related experience and a copy of resume or CV.