2016-2017 RA Position in the Center for Multicultural Education

Application deadline:   June 1, 2016

Notification deadline: July 1, 2016
Start date: September 16, 2016

Basic Function and General Information:
Under the general supervision of the Director of the College of Education’s Center for Multicultural Education, the Research Assistant is responsible for assisting in the Center’s research projects and activities designed to improve practice related to equity issues, intergroup relations, and the achievement of students of color.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
To support the Center’s research activities, services, and symposia related to its research mission, the duties include:

  • Assist in ongoing research projects, including conducting database searches, writing research abstracts, preparing annotated bibliographies, and assisting in the writing of research reports and the dissemination of research findings.
  • Organize formal and informal symposium lecture series for College of Education faculty, students, and school administrators on issues related to racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity and education.
  • Coordinate communication with Center faculty associates regarding Center activities and multicultural courses.
  • Communicate with local and national school districts concerning the Center’s ongoing research activities and multicultural educational resources.
  • Consult with graduate students about multicultural courses offered through the Center for Multicultural Education.

General Qualifications:

  • A background in multicultural education and prior work experience in diverse settings is preferred.
  • Must be a UW graduate student enrolled in 10 credits per quarter of employment.

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to Professor James A. Banks at jbanks at uw dot edu.
In the cover letter assessment, please provide:

  • your background and abilities directly related to this position;
  • contact information for 2-3 references (name, title, phone, email) familiar with your work abilities.

Review of applications will begin upon receipt. Late applications will not be reviewed.
Application inquiries may be made to Professor Banks.