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.  

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