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