Teaching Assistant – HCID 541 – Summer 2014

Deadline: May 27, 2014
Start Date: 6/16/2014
End Date: 8/31/2014

The cross-disciplinary DUB unit is looking for a teaching assistant to
support HCID 541, Capstone Studio and HCID 590, Dub Seminar, both of
which are part of the interdisciplinary Master of Human-Computer
Interaction and Design

HCID 541 is a nine-credit studio course in which the 30 MHCID students will
work on team-based Capstone projects focused on completing design,
prototyping and user evaluations for end-to-end technology design projects.
The final 9‐week intensive summer course will give students an opportunity
to apply and demonstrate a cohesive design approach bringing together
concepts taught and mastered in the three previous quarters to deliver a
comprehensive industry relevant project and portfolio presentation.
Projects will include front-end design discovery research, concept
development, prototyping, evaluation, and refinement to deliver a final
design solution in a domain that is a current problem space for industry

This TA also supports HCID 590, the DUB Seminar, a one-credit weekly
speaker series, with primary responsibility for video recording the
speakers and downloading the video files, organizing topics and
assignments, conducting on-line discussion boards, reviewing student
papers. Seminar speaker selection is not the responsibility of this TA.

This TA must attend classes: Mondays from 1:00 to 5:00 pm and Wednesdays
from 12:00 to 5:00 pm during Summer Quarter, 2014.

This position will average 24 hours per week and TA must attend all
classes, as well as scheduled appointments to provide feedback and review
sessions with individual student teams each week, both in person and
virtually. Responsibilities may include some or all of the following
communication and coordinate with industry sponsor professionals,
coordinate guest speakers for HCID 541, conduct section meetings, prepare
and grade assignments, prepare test questions, proctor and score exams,
maintain grading records, prepare and maintain course attendance records,
calculate quarter grades, request student assessments for course, attend
lectures, hold regular office hours, tutor students, manage and respond to
course-related e-mail, prepare and maintain webpage for course materials,
develop and maintain online communications, discussion sites, etc., attend
instructor/TA meetings, act as liaison between student and professor,
prepare and present lecture materials, prepare handout materials, review
literature, place course materials on library reserve, facilitate
discussions, hold extra review sessions for exams, obtain room for review
sessions, request or acquire necessary equipment.


  • Total work as a TA may not exceed 100% FTE. Please note this is a 60% FTE position requiring 24 hours per week.
  • Demonstrated expertise in user research, user interface evaluation, interactive design or project management
  • Familiarity with desktop, web, and mobile user interfaces
  • Excellent communication and critique skills in giving constructive feedback to student project teams
  • Ability to arrive on time, prepared to contribute, and attentive to shifting needs in the moment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Enjoy tutoring students and helping students to excel in design, human computer interaction, information science, writing and/or presentation
  • Excellent research, technology, design, writing and presentation skills, including posters and slide presentations
  • Experience with UW Canvas Learning Management System

Salary is based on Regular Salary Schedule
for 75% FTE and includes tuition waiver of at least Tier 1 Resident level. There is a Summer Supplement of 20% since there are fewer pay periods during a Summer Quarter. The position is eligible for insurance. At this time, the monthly salary for June would be: $1,678 X 1.2 = $2,014 for 60% FTE; X 1.2 for Summer supplement = $2,416/mo. Please note that a negotiated salary increase of 2% is anticipated as of July 1, 2014.

To apply

  • Please include a cover letter describing your interest in and background relevant to this particular position and a current resume or CV.
  • Submit all applications materials to this dropbox: https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/mglarson/31994
  • Applications are due by 11:45 pm on May 27, 2014.

If you have questions, contact Mary G. Larson, mglarson@uw.edu, 206-543-0576.