Application deadline: June 9, 2015
The Office of Global Affairs (OGA) is an administrative division of the University that supports international education, research, and program activities at the University of Washington and around the world. OGA connects diverse internal and external networks of scholars, students and community leaders engaging in international issues and scholarship.
OGA seeks a graduate student to start in Summer Quarter 2015 as an hourly academic student employee (ASE); with an opportunity, based on satisfactory performance, to continue as a 50% salaried academic student employee (ASE) appointment starting Fall Quarter 2015. This position would work directly with Vice Provost Jeffrey Riedinger in designing, conducting and analyzing data on the implementation and impact of the People’s Republic of China’s 30-year agricultural land use rights policy using advancement econometric analysis. This survey’s data and analysis will be used in the instruction of the LAWB579 course, Fall Quarter 2015.
- Must be a PhD student formally enrolled in a tuition-based program at the UW. For Fall quarter 2015, applicants must be registered for at least 10 credits during the period of ASE appointment. Graduate students enrolled in fee-based or self-sustaining programs are not eligible to apply.
- Completion of a year-long sequence of graduate level econometrics courses (with focus on cross-sectional and panel analysis)
- Good understanding of identification strategies used in the fields of applied economics
- Demonstrate proficiency in Stata and sufficient experience with data cleaning, data management, descriptive and regression analyses using Stata software;
- Strong initiative and ability to work with little supervision
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Excellent project management skills
- Strong organization skills and attention to detail
- Demonstrate ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
- Strong familiarity with the People’s Republic of China, including fluency in Mandarin Chinese
- Strong English writing skills
- Academic interest in land tenure issues
- Completion of microeconomics of development or equivalent course
- Preference for majors/fields of study in economics, agricultural economics or related law or public policy fields with strong econometric training
Condition of Employment:
- Students must maintain good standing within their home departments throughout the appointment.
- Currently registered UW PhD student
- A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification may be required prior to hire.
Salary and Benefits:
For Summer quarter, the student will receive an hourly rate according to the Summer Graduate Research Student Assistant (GRSA) schedule. This summer appointment requires that a student not enroll in any kind of classes/credits during the summer quarter as tuition and health insurance benefits do not apply. For Fall quarter, salary will include tuition, relevant benefits and standard salary commensurate with student standing according to TA/RA/SA Salary Schedule #1 (see TA-RA-SA Salary Schedules).
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 . Please note that your application will not be reviewed and you will not be considered for this position until the cover letter assessment is complete.
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 website, benefits website .
Candidates should submit their resume/vitae and cover letter by June 9, 2012. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Tina Yin, Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost for Global Affairs, email@example.com, 206-685-7409, 128D Gerberding Hall. The successful candidate will be selected and notified by the week of June 8.
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Apply for this job via UW Hires, Req. # 120527