Spring 2016 Pre-Doctoral Instructor Position at the Center for Quantitative Science/Friday Harbor Labs

Application deadline:   January 15, 2016

The Center for Quantitative Science and the Friday Harbor Marine Lab are collaborating on offering Q SCI 381 (Intro to Probability and Statistics) at Friday Harbor in Spring Quarter 2016, as part of a larger effort to create opportunities for senior graduate students to teach a course while also completing one or more chapters of their dissertation in a collaborative, cooperative setting. We envision several course offerings in Spring quarter each taught by a graduate student who is also seeking the company of other graduate students to form a writing community, moving everyone’s dissertation forward. Because the thrust of this program includes substantial time and mental space to complete dissertation writing, course material will be assembled by collaborating faculty in advance. This is not a teaching assignment that will require course development.

The Friday Harbor Labs will provide private housing and some meals, and Professor Megan Dethier, Curriculum Coordinator at FHL, will meet with graduate students weekly as a group to touch base on writing progress, teaching issues, and work-life balance.

We are seeking “all-but-dissertation” students with a strong desire to write, the ability to make good use of a quiet collaborative and beautiful setting, and demonstrated experience and desire to teach independently.

In acknowledgment of the role of sole instructor, this position is a 65% FTE Predoctoral Instructor, or approximately 26 hours/week of work (260 hours for the quarter). The appointment runs from 16 March 2016 to 15 June 2016.

For more details, please see the full position description.

Please direct questions or application materials to cqs @ uw.edu.