Foundation for Global Scholars Study Abroad Scholarships

Application deadline:   July 13, 2015

The Foundation for Global Scholars awards scholarships of up to $2000 to undergraduate and graduate U.S. citizens studying abroad, three times annually. For program dates beginning August 16th – December 31st, 2015, the application deadline is July 13th. The student must be in the host country for a minimum of 4 weeks/28 days.

For more information, see:  https://fgscholars.org/overview/
For application details, see:  https://fgscholars.org/apply/

Fall 2015 TA Position in the School of Nursing

Application deadline:   July 17, 2015  (5:00 pm)

A Teaching Assistant is needed to provide support for NURS 301: Clinically Oriented Anatomy and Physiology. This course takes a systems level approach to human anatomy and physiology, both normal and pathological. Lectures are held on Wednesday 4:00-4:50 and every other Friday 10:30-12:30; case studies are discussed during the following hour (12:30-1:30). On alternate Fridays students attend gross anatomy lab (10:30-2:30).

Roles and Responsibilities of the TA:  The Teaching Assistant will work with the instructor to provide assistance. Specific tasks include:

    • Grading homework (weekly short answer problem sets)
    • Posting homework grades to Canvas Gradebook
    • Assist in gross anatomy lab
    • Help grade anatomy worksheets
    • Help construct and revise exams and quizzes
    • Other duties as needed

Qualifications

  • Graduate student in a Health Sciences program
  • Familiarity with Canvas and with Excel
  • Experience with gross anatomy
  • Teaching experience
  • Clinical experience highly desirable

Duration: Autumn Quarter (Sept. 16, 2015 – Dec. 15, 2015). This is a three month position. Exact dates and hours will be arranged between the TA and the course director, Dr. Helen Sherk.

Applications: Please send an email with your resume and cover letter to Helen Sherk at has@u.washington.edu. Include the position and course number you are applying for in the subject line by 5:00 PM on Friday, July 17, 2015

Tuition waivers/coverage for 50% FTE ASE appointments (per UW School of Nursing SAS Memorandum 35):

  • Tuition-based students who are hired as ASEs (TAs/RAs/SAs) in the UW School of Nursing, receive a resident operating and tech fee waiver, and a waiver of the non-resident differential, if any, in the amount of the current tuition. This is the standard university practice.
  • Fee-based students who are hired as ASEs (TAs/RAs/SAs) in the UW School of Nursing receive course payments equal to Tier 1 graduate resident operating and tech fee, plus remaining related program-specific fees. This practice is consistent with the UW Office of Planning and Budgeting (OPB) Brief (September 4, 2014): Criteria for Course Payments to Graduate Students in Fee-based Degree Programs

For complete position information, see: http://nursing.uw.edu/admissions/financial-support-blog/ta-position-nurs-301

Summer 2015 B-Term Predoctoral Lecturer in the Evans School of Public Affairs

Application deadline:   June 22, 2015

The Evans School has an outstanding opportunity for a Predoctoral Lecturer.

This is a one month, 60% appointment to teach Summer 2015 B term course:  PBAF 499B Topics in Public Policy: Intro to Microeconomics which will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:50pm–8:30pm, from 7/23/15 – 8/21/15.

Responsibilities include:

  • Creating a syllabus (the Evans School has a previous syllabus as a model).
  • Presenting lectures.
  • Writing exams and creating assignments.
  • Grading all exams and assignments.
  • Conducting office hours and otherwise being available to help students individually with the course material.
  • Grades will be due on August 25, 2015 at 5pm. Therefore the instructor should expect to work some of the required hours after August 21 and the last day of the course to complete grading and final responsibilities.

Requirements:

  • Academic standing as a UW Graduate Student and eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship, which includes registering for 2 credits during Summer quarter.
  • Availability for course timeframe.
  • Experience with the topic and as a teaching assistant.

Conditions of Employment :

  • Must be a current UW graduate student.
  • Must enroll for a minimum of 2 credits during summer quarter.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with academic standing, qualifications, and experience. Enrolled students are eligible for tuition waiver and GAIP insurance coverage during summer.

How to Apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter
The cover letter should include:

  • Strengths you would bring to this position;
  • Your background and abilities directly related to this specific course;
  • Contact information for 2-3 references (name, title, email, phone) familiar with your teaching and/or research abilities.

Hiring decision will be communicated the week of June 29nd.

Application inquiries may be made with:
Associate Dean Robert Plotnick at plotnick@uw.edu or (206)685-2055.

For complete application information and submission, see UW Hires Req. #121152

2015-2016 GSA Position (Program Evaluation) in the School of Nursing

Application deadline:   June 8, 2015 (by 5:00 pm)

Under the supervision of the Associate Dean for Academic Services and in collaboration with the Chair of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Coordinating Committee and Director of Admissions & Multicultural Student Affairs, provide data support for the BSN program, and Accelerated BSN program, and at the UW School of Nursing.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • BSN, ABSN, and PhD Admissions: Enter, analyze, and report BSN & ABSN application review scores. Analyze and report PhD application review scores. Provide data to staff and members of the admissions committee for use during admissions.
  • Collect, analyze, and report data on BSN & ABSN student evaluation and the BSN & ABSN program, including development and testing of program evaluation questionnaires and preparation of annual written reports of both BSN and ABSN program evaluation data.
  • Evaluate current BSN & ABSN students: Collect and analyze data on student satisfaction, favorite courses, courses needing change, outcome achievement, issues, suggestions, and employment status online (WebQ) at two times during the BSN program. Surveying junior students, and senior students – and twice during the ABSN program, during the first and the last summer quarter. Report results to BSNCC and provide feedback to the students surveyed.
  • Evaluate BSN & ABSN Alumni: Follow up with BSN & ABSN graduates one year after graduation to evaluate the extent that the BSN & ABSN program prepared students in each of the program goal and to obtain suggestions for the program.

Qualifications:

  • Have some knowledge of instrument development and testing, quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
  • Computer skills including MS WORD, EXCEL, and SPSS, and online survey (web-based tools, especially WebQ).
  • Self-motivated and organized with good interpersonal skills.
  • Must be a graduate student in good standing.

Duration: ASE appointment from September 1, 2015 – June 15, 2016, with training as an hourly appointment from June 17, 2015 – June 30, 2015. Exact dates and hours of employment will be arranged between the SA and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, with the potential for reappointment the remaining academic year (fall 2016 – spring 2017) based on available funding and job evaluation. Performance of duties will be evaluated at the end of summer quarter and then annually by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in collaboration with the Chair of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Coordinating Committee.

Applications: Please submit letter of interest and resume or curriculum vitae to Dr. Margaret Baker at mwbaker@uw.edu, June 8, 2015 by 5 pm.

Salary Range: Graduate student salaries and promotions are based on the UW’s standard salary schedule. Appointment is governed by a union contract, and SA must maintain enrollment of 2 credits during summer quarter and 10 credits during the academic year. Note- Non-U.S. citizens hired to perform duties must meet English language proficiency requirements. Documentation may be requested prior to appointment.

Tuition coverage: Course fees for students in PCE (fee-based) programs will be paid at the Graduate Tier I rate for operating and technology fees.  Please visit the Office of Planning & Budget site for the most up-to-date information, including tuition and related fees: http://www.washington.edu/admin/pb/home/opb-tuition.htm. All tuition-based (WA State) students will be paid at their program rate.

For complete position information, see: http://nursing.uw.edu/admissions/financial-support-blog/student-assistant-positi

Participatory Design Postdoctoral Position at Drexel University

Application deadline:   June 30, 2015

Participatory Design Postdoctoral Position

A postdoctoral researcher is sought to manage a participatory design process aimed at developing an interactive platform for interpreting data from real-time air toxics monitoring at refinery fencelines.  S/he will also assist in collecting and analyzing data about the process and its outcomes.  The postdoc will interact extensively with environmental justice activists, residents of fenceline communities, information designers, and public health professionals, and the project will offer opportunities for studying activists’ mobilization of technical data, differences in understandings of data and technology across expert and non-expert communities, and users’ interaction with online tools for data visualization, as well as the process of participatory design itself.

The position is part of an NSF-funded project, “Environmental Justice and the Ethics of Science and Technology,” led by PI Dr. Gwen Ottinger.  It is a one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.  Applicants should be available to start no later than January 2016; earlier start dates are negotiable. The work will be conducted primarily at Drexel University in Philadelphia, but the postdoc will be expected to make occasional research trips to the San Francisco Bay area.

Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies, Human-Computer Interaction, Design Studies, or a related field is required (Ph.D. must be in hand at the time of appointment), as is experience working in interdisciplinary teams.  Experience with environmental health and justice issues and/or participatory design processes is highly desirable, and project management experience a plus.

For more information and to apply, visit drexeljobs.com.  Search for Postdoctoral Fellow positions in the Department of History and Politics.  Questions can be directed to the PI: ottinger@drexel.edu

Korean American Scholarship Foundation Awards

Application deadline:   July 8, 2015

The Western Regional Chapter of the Korean American Scholarship Foundation is offering scholarships for graduate students of Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including 유학생).

Eligibility:

  • Will be a full time student at a school in one of the designated Western region states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming ) during the 2015-16 school year.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Can demonstrate need for financial assistance.
  • Graduate Students must be continuing their studies in the 2015-16 school year at a school within the Western region.
  • Current non-students are eligible if they can provide documentation (acceptance letters, signed commitment letters, or other documents showing commitment to attend) indicating they will be a full time student in one of the above categories in the 2015-16 school year.
  • Students who reside, or will reside, in the US during the 2015-16 school year, whether US citizens or foreign nationals, are all welcome to apply.

The application consists of the following:

  • Personal Info
  • Education Info
  • Recommendations
  • Essay (to be submitted in English only)
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Financial Info

Evaluation criteria are based on the following:

  • Financial need – 40%
  • Scholastic achievement -25%
  • Recommendations – 10%
  • Essay – 10%
  • Extracurricular activities – 10%
  • Extra Credit for standing out or having extraordinary circumstances – 5%

For more information, including application details, see:  http://www.kasf.org/western

2015-2016 GSA Positions in UW Information Technology’s Learning Technologies Unit

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

Notification Deadline: June 29, 2015
Acceptance Deadline: July 13, 2015

The Learning Technologies unit within UW Information Technology has TWO outstanding opportunities for Graduate Staff Assistants.

Description and Duties:

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).  Learn more about Canvas. Learn more about 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.

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. The appointment carries a stipend, tuition waiver, and health benefits. Salary information: http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/salaries/salary-schedules.shtml

For complete position information and to apply, please see UW Hires, Req. #120687

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

Application deadline:   June 30, 2015

Each year the makers of TYLENOL® award annual scholarships to well deserving students pursuing careers in healthcare. Scholarships are available to graduate students in public health/health education, medical school, nursing and/or pharmacy degree programs. Students must have one or more years of school remaining; students who will be beginning their degree in fall 2015 are eligible to apply. See the scholarship program website for more information: http://www.tylenol.com/news/scholarship?id=tylenol/news/subptyschol.inc

What are the selection criteria? An independent selection committee will evaluate the applications and select the recipients considering:

  • College GPA
  • Academic records in public health/health education, med school, nursing and/or pharmacy
  • Community Involvement/Volunteer Service
  • Essay content

What are the details of the award?

  • Up to 20 scholarships ranging from $500-$2500 will be awarded annually and are not renewable.
  • 10 – $10,000 scholarships will be awarded annually and are not renewable.
  • 30 – $5,000 scholarships will be awarded annually and are not renewable.

The scholarships will be applied to tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for course load.
Institutions must be accredited, nonprofit two or four-year colleges/universities in the United States.
A student may transfer from one institution to another and retain the award.

For more information, including detailed application instructions, see the FAQ at:
http://www.tylenol.com/sites/default/files/2015_16_TYLENOL_Future_Care_Scholarship_FAQ.pdf

Summer 2015-2016 RA Position in the Office of Global Affairs

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.

Requirements:

  • 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.

Desired:

  • 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 .

Application Process:

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, tyin6@uw.edu, 206-685-7409, 128D Gerberding Hall.  The successful candidate will be selected and notified by the week of June 8.

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your “My Jobs” page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Apply for this job via UW Hires, Req. # 120527

2015-2016 RA Position in the Center for Leadership in Athletics

Application deadline:   May 29, 2015

Notification: June 5, 2015
Start Date: September 16, 2015

Basic Function: Under the direction of the Center for Leadership in Athletics Research Faculty, the RA will be responsible for providing research support to ongoing and new research projects in the Center. The RA will be primarily responsible for continued development of a frontend application and monitoring the backend for the Intercollegiate Athletics Leadership (IAL) database. In addition, utilizing Tableau for various data visualizations and statistical analysis based on data from the IAL database.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The Center for Leadership in Athletics Research Graduate Assistant focuses on research activities related to leadership and development of practices enhancing the educational experiences of students in and through athletics. This position will be 50% FTE for the autumn, winter, and spring quarters with the option for summer 2016. This RA provides research assistance in the following areas:

  • SQL database backend database management, frontend development; data cleaning and management, setting up documentation methods, reporting from the database,
  • Clean and prepare the 2015 data for upload. Perform data audits to ensure data accuracy and consistency. Upload 2015 data to the database and on Heroku.
  • Perform data analysis and create data reports for ongoing research papers/projects. Knowledge of statistical R for data analysis is preferred.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Secondary data analysis of the NCAA GOALS 2006 and SACS data sets including but not limited to: building a Zotero library, statistical analysis, and journal manuscript preparation.
  • Grant writing, proposals, presentations for research conferences and other audiences.
  • Other duties that advance the initiatives of the Center as assigned.

Requirements: Must be an admitted graduate student and registered for 10 credits per quarter of employment. Must have previous experience with statistical analysis techniques, software, and SQL database management. Must have previous experience with frontend and enterprise application development. Strong communication and organizational skills desired, including the ability to make professional presentations and contribute to professional publications desired.

Skills: Javascript, HTML, CSS, JSP, R, SQL, Java, Tableau, Excel, Heroku

Submit: Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Dr. Jennifer Hoffman,
College of Education,
Center for Leadership in Athletics
jennilee@uw.edu