2015-2016 RA Position in the College of Education LIFE Center

Application deadline:   August 12, 2015
Notification deadline:   August 19, 2015
Appointment dates: September 16, 2015-June 15, 2016

General  Information:    
College of Education LIFE (Learning in Informal and Formal Environments) Center
A  graduate  research  assistant  position  is  open  on  the  “Knowledge  in  Action  Project”  (KIA),  a  research  project  that  works  with  school  districts  to  design  and  test  a  project-­‐based  learning  approach  to  Advanced  Placement  (AP)  courses  in  high  schools.    Launched  in  2008  and  supported  by  the  George  Lucas  Education  Foundation,  initial  research  focused  on  the  AP  U.S.  Government  and  Politics  and  AP  Environmental  Science  courses;  current  work  is  focused  on  studying  a  newly  designed  project-­based  AP  Physics  I  course.

Essential  Duties  and  Responsibilities:
We  are  seeking  a  graduate  student  to  work  20  hours  per  week.  Under  the  supervision  of  Investigators,  Dr.  Nancy  Vye  and  Dr.  Carol  Adams,  and  in  collaboration  with  other  project  researchers  and  GRAs,  the  individual  in  this  position  will  help  with  the  following  goals  and  tasks:

  • videotape  project  based  learning  AP Physics  classrooms  in  Tacoma  or  Edmonds  schools.
  • assist  with  videotape  logging,  compressing  and  digitizing
  • meet  with  project  team  and  teachers  in  monthly  meetings  focused  on  physics  teaching

Requirements:  Must  be  a  UW  graduate  student  enrolled  in  10  credits  per  quarter  of  employment.  Candidate  must  be  available  weekdays  in  morning  or  afternoons.  Personal  vehicle  is  required  for  travel  to  schools  (local  mileage  will  be  reimbursed).

Desirable  qualifications:
Interest  and  experience  in  working  with  high  school  teachers  and  students  and  with  video and  audio recording  of  high  school  classrooms.

How  to  apply:
Please  send  a  letter  and  resume  via  email  to:
Name:    Dr.  Nancy  Vye
Address:    nancyvye@u.washington.edu  

Review  of  applications  will  begin  upon  receipt.  The  position  will  remain  open  until  filled.  

Notes:
This  job  classification  is  governed  by  a  negotiated  labor  contract  and  is  subject  to  union  shop  provisions.  For  more  information  about  union  shop  provisions,  visit:  http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/apl/union-­‐info.html

Fulbright Clinton Fellowship

Campus deadline:   September 9, 2015

Information Session:  August 13, 2015, 2:30 pm (room information will be sent to registrants)
To register:   https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/megray/277316

The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution in partner governments. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows build mutual understanding and contribute to strengthening the public sector while gaining hands-on public sector experience. The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship also includes an independent academic study/research component. To be eligible, one must have a master’s degree by Sept. 1, 2016 or be a currently enrolled doctoral student (as of Sept. 1, 2016).

Embassies, Fulbright Commissions (where applicable), and host country governments will coordinate appropriate professional placements for candidates in all public policy areas including, but not limited to, public health, education, agriculture, justice, energy, the environment, public finance, economic development, information technology, and communications.

Successful applicants must be young professionals who have a strong service orientation, flexibility and resourcefulness, outstanding organizational skills, a wide range of competencies including strong writing, communication and IT skills, and the ability to work behind the scenes in a supportive role. Fellows may be responsible for activities such as policy and budget development and analysis; program monitoring and evaluation; drafting speeches, talking points, and correspondence; record keeping and note taking; and general project management. Fellows will have the opportunity to use their subject area expertise, language fluency, and other skills, such as IT proficiency, during the program to support the achievement of host institution goals. Responsibilities will be finalized after the placement is made. Participants will also be expected to carry out an academic component, such as an independent research project or related coursework. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows will spend 32 hours per week in their professional assignments and 8 hours per week pursuing related academic projects.

Fulbright-Clinton Fellowships are available to:  African Union, Burma (Myanmar), Cote d’Ivoire, Guatemala, Haiti, Kosovo, Malawi, Nepal, Peru, Samoa, Timor-Leste, Ukraine.

The University of Washington application deadline is September 9, 2015; UW alumni are encouraged to apply through the University.

For more information about the program, see http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/types-of-grants/fulbright-clinton-fellowships

RA Position in Sustainability for Engineers Project

Application deadline:   Open until filled
Start date:   As soon as possible

Basic Function:

This Research Assistantship exposes the graduate student to an intervention-based study designed to engage undergraduate engineering students more deeply and more effectively in understanding complex issues of sustainability. The study uses mixed methods consisting of surveys and interviews to understand how students view sustainability and what types of instruction in sustainability they are more likely to engage in over others. In supporting this project, the graduate student RA will gain exposure to a wide range of sustainability problems and potential approaches to teaching students to understand, analyze, and formulate solutions to these problems inside the classroom and outside of it.

Current approaches to teaching sustainability in undergraduate engineering programs tend to focus on teaching ABOUT sustainability, where largely traditional techniques are used to transmit concepts, facts, and information from teacher to student. This NSF-funded project seeks to advance such education in engineering (regardless of discipline) toward programs that are FOR sustainability. To accomplish this goal of engineering education FOR sustainability, we are pursuing two sets of curricular interventions in electrical engineering that (a) integrates a full learning cycle of education FOR sustainability into sophomore and well as senior years in electrical engineering; and (b) superpose an ethics of care framework on top of this curriculum to ensure that students both learn how to care about sustainability and learn how to express that care in a way that takes full advantage of their training in engineering. Our pilot curriculum uses sustainability topics and challenges in the life cycle of consumer electronics to test the usefulness of both the full learning cycle involved in training students FOR sustainability and the added value of teaching ethics of care alongside this learning cycle.

General Information:

This RA is supported by a 2-year, NSF-funded project that seeks to identify effective ways to teach sustainability to undergraduate engineers. Surveys and interviews are used to understand how students initially view sustainability and which points of departure are appropriate for different levels of undergraduate students. Interventions will then be developed for inside and outside classroom use to expose students to problems of sustainability so that the complexity and general “wicked” nature of unstructured sustainability problems can be addressed in a meaningful, educational, and engaging way.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

The RA works an average of 20 hours a week on duties connected to collecting, interpreting, and presenting mixed methods data from our research effort and in supporting the design and development of curricular and extracurricular sustainability teaching segments. Duties include a broad range of activities related to the research questions at hand including data collection (surveys, interviews), analysis of the data, and the support of design, scripting, and management of multimedia for these teaching segments.

General Qualifications:

In general preference will be given to applicants who exhibit the following qualifications, as evidenced in their letter of application, resume, references, and prior work experiences.

Education:

Bachelors Degree in engineering, psychology, education, public health, environmental science, environmental engineering or related field.

Work Experience: Research or design experience in one of the above fields.

Other desirable attributes to be assessed during the application/ interview process:

  • Experience in statistical analysis and/or qualitative interview analysis methods
  • A fascination with how students learn
  • Professional demeanor and communication skills
  • Ability to work closely with others of different backgrounds to develop interdisciplinary curricular and extracurricular educational materials and multimedia

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Self motivated individual capable of specifying a design, formulating a solution, and developing that solution in an iterative process, including pilot studies & assessment Comfortable with quantitative/statistical analysis of human subjects data
  • Comfortable with qualitative analysis of interview data
  • Interested in engineering or technical education
  • Committed to a sustainable lifestyle

Salary:

Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with academic standing, qualifications, and experience.

How to Apply:

Please send letter of interest and CV/resume (including at least 2 references) by e-mail to the e-mail address below:

Denise Wilson
Department of Electrical Engineering, Box 352500
Seattle WA 98195-2500
denisew@u.washington.edu

Application inquiries may be made to: Same as above.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation Graduate Merit & Need Scholarships

Application deadline:   August 15, 2015

Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation is offering merit and need-based scholarships for graduate students. One does not have to be a member of AKA to qualify for the scholarships. (The only scholarship reserved for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority members is the Youth P.A.C. scholarship.) The Foundation support students without regard to sex, race, creed, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or disability. Students from any discipline or program are eligible to apply.

Scholarship recipients must supply EAF with documentation as to how the scholarship money was applied to their education (i.e. bookstore receipts, rent receipts, Registrar’s office receipt showing tuition credit, receipts for hardware or software purchases, etc.).

To be eligible for the one-year one-time only merit scholarship, the applicant must:

  • Be a full-time, sophomore or beyond;
  • Be currently enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution;
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (“B” average);
  • Demonstrate community service and involvement.

To be eligible for the one-year one-time only need-based award, the applicant must:

  • Be a full-time, sophomore or beyond;
  • Be currently enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution;
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (“C+” average);
  • Demonstrate community service and involvement.

For more information and application details, see http://www.akaeaf.org/graduate_scholarships.htm

Patsy Mink Foundation Education Support Awards

Application deadline:   August 1, 2015

In 2015, the Patsy Takemoto Mink Foundation will offer five Education Support Awards of up to $5000 each to assist low-income women with children who are pursuing education or training. Education Support Awards are disbursed in two separate installments over the academic year (one each semester), and may be used for direct school expenses or for living expenses while you are enrolled in an educational program.

Applicant Criteria:

  • must be a woman, at least 17 years of age
  • must be a mother, with minor children
  • must be pursuing a vocational degree/certificate; or an associate’s degree; or a first bachelor’s degree; or a professional/master’s/doctoral degree..
  • must be enrolled in a not-for-profit, accredited institution or program during the 2015-2016 academic year.
  • must be low-income (annual family income less than $20,000 for a family of 2; less than $24,000 for a family of 3; less than $28,000 for a family of 4)

The 2015 application is available at http://www.patsyminkfoundation.org/pdf/edsupportapp2015.pdf

Visit the Foundation’s website for complete information about this opportunity: http://www.patsyminkfoundation.org/edsupport.html

2015-2016 GSA Position in International Student Services

Application deadline:   August 16, 2015

International Student Services and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions have an outstanding opportunity for a Graduate Student Assistant for a three-quarter graduate student service appointment from September 14, 2015 – June 10, 2016. This position offers a valuable, hands-on opportunity to learn about and assist international students through the entire academic cycle from initial inquiry to graduation.

Responsibilities:

Within Admissions:

  • Read and evaluate admission applications, considering both academic and personal factors
  • Answer a variety of questions about international undergraduate admissions, requirements, orientation programs, registering for classes, housing, student support services, and student life at the UW through email correspondence and other outreach activities
  • Assist with data entry and I-20 processing for newly admitted undergraduate international students

Within ISS:

  • Serve as an international student adviser for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Provide excellent student service for callers and drop-ins at the reception desk
  • Advise students one-on-one and respond to email and phone requests
  • Maintain both paper and electronic student immigration files
  • Review benefit applications including program extension, change of status, and employment
  • Refer students to appropriate campus resources
  • Refer students with complex cases to staff advisers
  • Deliver informational workshops to small groups
  • Assist departments with basic regulatory information
  • Perform project work as requested
  • Participate in orientation sessions for new international students

Requirements:

  • Must be a currently enrolled UW graduate student
  • Strong interest in international education as a career
  • Desire to learn, apply, and communicate complex immigration regulations and university policy
  • Ability to relate and communicate positively with students from culturally diverse backgrounds and whose first language may not be English
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, especially writing professional emails that represent the UW
  • Reliable, self-starter with careful attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced, high traffic environment
  • Learn quickly and apply complicated assessment guidelines in the review of applications without personal bias
  • Students must maintain good standing within their home departments throughout the appointment.
  • Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Dates of Employment:

740 hours over 17 pay periods. This is 37 weeks from September 14 – June 10. Approximately 15 hours per week in Autumn Quarter and approximately 19.5 hours per week in Winter and Spring Quarters, with one week off in December during the winter quarter break and one week off in March for the spring quarter break.

Credit Load:

Must be formally enrolled in the UW Graduate School in a tuition-based (state-funded) program for at least 10 credits during winter quarter 2015.  Fee-based (self-sustaining) programs not eligible to apply.

Salary and Benefits:

Major components of tuition plus standard salary; salary is commensurate with student standing.

This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit: Union Shop Provisions .

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our benefits website .

Application Process:

Applications/cover letters will be accepted online through UWHires:

  • click START your job search
  • enter Req #122693 in the search box

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: August 16, 2015.
NOTIFICATION DATE: The successful candidate will be selected and notified by the week of August 31, 2015.
START DATE: The position will start September 14, 2015.

HIRING MANAGER CONTACT INFORMATION: Machelle Allman, Assistant Director of International Student Services, allmama@uw.edu or (206) 221-0329.

For complete position and application information, see UW Hires, Req. # 122693

Fall 2015 TA Positions in Disability Studies

Application deadline:   August 3, 2015

Teaching Assistant (TA) Positions in Disability Studies are available for Autumn Quarter 2015 for the course LSJ / CHID / DIS ST 230 Introduction to Disability Studies. Lectures on Mon. & Wed. 10:00-11:20, and quiz sections on Tues. & Thurs.

General duties:

  • Attending all lectures.
  • Leading quiz sections (format will usually be discussion of readings and lecture materials).
  • Reading all course materials.
  • Holding office hours and responding to email from students.
  • Grading all assignments submitted by the students in your quiz sections and maintaining grading records.
  • Attending regular meetings with the instructor.
  • 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.

Salary:

Salary is commensurate with academic standing, qualifications, and experience.
This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For information: http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/apl/union-info.html 

These appointments are dependent on final funding allocation.

How to apply:

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.  Applications should be sent to Joanne Woiak at jwoiak@u.washington.edu by August 3, 2015.

Application inquiries may be made with Joanne Woiak, Disability Studies Program, jwoiak@u.washington.edu.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY), or dso@u.washington.edu.

2015-2016 GSA Position in the Learning Technologies Unit of UW-IT

Application deadline:   July 31, 2015

The Learning Technologies unit within UW Information Technology has an outstanding opportunity for a Graduate Staff Assistant.

  • Department:  UW Information Technology, Computing Infrastructure Services
  • Job Location:  230 Odegaard Undergraduate Library, other locations where needed.

The Learning Technologies (LT) unit within UW Information Technology (UW-IT) works with campus partners on initiatives and outreach that address teaching and learning and provides reliable computing infrastructure for a wide range of academic and administrative uses.  During the 2015-2016 academic year, LT is partnering with other units to support the Canvas Learning Management System, Lecture Capture and other instructional technology tools as needed. UW-IT, LT is seeking a UW graduate student to serve as a Graduate Staff Assistant for the 2015-2016 academic year, beginning in September. The Graduate Staff Assistant will contribute to our effort to improve the UW student experience, with a specific focus on Canvas.  This includes providing pedagogical support for faculty and students using Canvas and Lecture Capture tools (Panopto).

Duties Include:

  • Provide faculty and departmental staff with pedagogical and technical support on the use of Canvas (in-person, phone, and email), Tegrity and other instructional technology tools, including assistance with integrating Canvas into courses.
  • Utilize instructional design principles and models for the development of instructional technology resources and materials.
  • Evaluate, document, and communicate with instructors on emerging teaching technologies and related tools.
  • Identify and document best practices for the use of Canvas.
  • Assist in evaluation efforts, including data collection and reporting.
  • Support outreach efforts to promote the use of Canvas.
  • Consult with faculty, students, and departmental staff on technical issues.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Currently registered UW Graduate Student in good standing and eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship.
  • Candidates should have a genuine interest in educational technology, and enjoy working with and assisting people. Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills, good technical aptitude, a proven ability to work well as a member of a team, and the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues. Best candidates will learn new technologies quickly, have some experience teaching with technology at the University level, and have an ability to convey technical concepts in a non-technical way. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in both teaching and creating Web-based materials, though applicants with either an outstanding teaching or technology portfolio are encouraged to apply. Previous experience with Canvas is not required.
  • Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Desired:

  • Administrative experience in Canvas and Panopto highly desired. Experience in a field related to education and technology is desired. Other relevant technology expertise, education, or experience is a plus.

Conditions of Employment:

Candidates are hired through graduate appointments; applicants must therefore be enrolled at the UW and be in good standing with ten credits or more of graduate coursework during autumn, winter, and spring quarters. Applicants must also be able to work 20 hours from Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am and 5pm. The appointment carries a stipend, tuition waiver, and health benefits.

Salary information: http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/salaries/salary-schedules.shtml

This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit: UW/UAW Contract Preamble.
http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/laborrel/contracts/uaw/contract/preamble.html

Application Timeline:
Application review begins immediately.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Notification Deadline:  August 17, 2015
Acceptance Deadline:  August 31, 2015

For complete position and application information, see UW Hires, Req. #122719

Fall 2015 TA Position in the Geography Department

Application deadline:   July 31, 2015

The Department of Geography is seeking a Teaching Assistant (TA) for Autumn Quarter 2015 for the course Geog 482/582 GIS Data Management, which is being taught by Professor Timothy Nyerges.  This position is a regular 50% FTE appointment, with a maximum of 220 hours of work for the quarter.

Responsibilities:

  • Instruction in two Geog 482/582 computer lab sections; 482 and 582 are combined sections. Approximately 20 students per section; approximately 40 total.
  • Before course starts, update lab assignments based on previous year offering.
  • Make available, assign, and maintain student lab assignments as per course web page found at the following URL: http://courses.washington.edu/geog482/Lab/geog482_582_lab_overview_and_schedule.html
  • Grade student lab assignments.  Maintain grading sheet in collaboration with Prof. Nyerges.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • UW Graduate Student in good standing and eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship.
  • UW full-time graduate student status, registered for at least 10 credits for Autumn 2015.
  • Previous TA experience.
  • Working knowledge of GIS: demonstrated by previous coursework and/or work experience.
  • Available for work as needed, from September 16th through December 22nd, 2015.

Desired:

  • Previous course experience in GIS data management.

Application:

  • Application Deadline: July 31, 2015.
  • Notification date:  August 14, 2015
  • Acceptance date: Within 3 days of offer

Conditions of Employment:

If you have questions regarding course details or expectations of the position, you may contact Dr. Nyerges directly by phone (206) 543-5296 or email, nyerges@uw.edu.

For complete position and application information, see UW Hires, Req. #122588

RA/GSA Position in the School of Public Health’s Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP)

Application deadline:   July 17, 2015

The School of Public Health has an outstanding opportunity for a Graduate Staff Assistant/Research Assistant. The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) promotes excellence in public health by linking academia and the practice community. As part of the University of Washington’s School of Public Health, NWCPHP provides training, research, and evaluation for state, local, and tribal public health in six Pacific Northwest states—Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. The Research Assistant will be hired to work on injury and violence prevention and emergency preparedness activities under the Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (PERLC) grant. This grant involves the development and evaluation of trainings, including the development of emergency preparedness-related modules and other training and evaluation related activities for state, local, and tribal public health departments.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The RA will assist in the project management and other project related activities of the PERLC training and evaluation activities including:

  • Provide project management of projects
  • Perform literature reviews
  • Track outcomes and maintain ongoing evaluation projects as needed
  • Work with evaluation team to conduct data collection and analysis (both qualitative and quantitative)
  • Update and maintain databases
  • Manage data coding and preparation, and track outcomes
  • Analyze data and write reports

    To the extent that the workload and schedule permit, the RA may also participate in other related activities of the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice.

Requirements:
Currently registered UW Graduate Student in good standing and eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship.

  • Background in epidemiology, public health, information science, emergency preparedness, maternal and child health, or a related field.
  • Knowledge of social science research methods (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Computer-proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, SAS, SPSS and online collaboration tools such as Oracle calendar and online databases
Condition of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.

Terms:

Candidates are hired through graduate appointments; applicants must therefore be enrolled at the UW and be in good standing with ten credits or more of graduate coursework during autumn, winter, and spring quarters. Applicants must also be able to work 20 hours from Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am and 5pm.

Department of Health Services students are paid according to the Regular Salary Schedules: http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/salaries/2014-15salaries.pdf

For details about Graduate Appointee Insurance (GAIP), visit: http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/benefits/insure/gaip/

This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit: UW/UAW Contract Preamble.
http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/laborrel/contracts/uaw/contract/preamble.html

Applicants must complete an RA application form, provided at:  http://depts.washington.edu/hserv/jobs#Applying

Application Timeline:
Application review begins immediately.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Notification Deadline: 07/31/2015
Acceptance Deadline: One week after receiving an offer letter.

For complete information and application procedures, see UW Hires, Req. # 122357