Fall 2017 Research Assistant Position at the Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity

Application Deadline:  August 18, 2017

The Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity (CERSE) at the University of Washington is seeking a graduate research assistant to assist in ongoing evaluation and research projects to assess the Washington State Academic RedShirt (STARS) program and the RedShirt in Engineering Consortium, both funded by the National Science Foundation. CERSE conducts research and evaluation on diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM fields. We are a highly collaborative team committed to increasing the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM education and careers. Find out more about the CERSE here.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to high quality data collection, data management, and analysis;
  • Manage assigned research and evaluation tasks, which may include coordinating with participating institutions, conducting literature reviews, analyzing data, and writing reports;
  • Manage assigned data collection tasks, including querying institutional data from the UW, creating and distributing surveys, compiling data from all participating institutions;
  • Work collaboratively with CERSE staff on other related projects as needed;
  • Maintain organized project files and coordinate with collaborators within and outside of CERSE;

Desired Qualifications:

  • Excellent data analysis, writing, and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent organization skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities;
  • Experience using quantitative and qualitative methodologies to collect and analyze data;
  • Experience using computer software to perform statistical analyses and data management (particularly SPSS and SQL)
  • Ability to synthesize and integrate information from multiple data sources;
  • Experience in effectively communicating research results to a wide variety of audiences;
  • Interest in stratification, diversity issues, etc.;
  • Currently enrolled graduate student at the University of Washington. Preference will be given to candidates from related fields, such as: Sociology, Education, Statistics, Economics, Psychology, Gender Studies, Public Policy, and Anthropology

The position is for Fall quarter of 2017 and includes standard GRSA salary, health insurance, and tuition remission. Upon satisfactory review, the position will be extended for additional quarters.

To apply:

Email a detailed letter of interest and your resume/CV by August 18th to:

Emily Knaphus, Research Associate, Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity

eknaphus@uw.edu

2017-2018 Graduate Staff Assistant – International Student Services & Undergraduate Admissions

Application Deadline:  June 12, 2017

International Student Services and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions have an outstanding opportunity for a part-time, temporary Graduate Staff Assistant to work for 3 quarters, from September 16, 2017 – June 15, 2018. This position offers a valuable, hands-on opportunity to learn about and assist international students through the academic cycle from initial inquiry to graduation.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Within Admissions:
• Read and evaluate admission applications, considering both academic and personal factors
• Answer a variety of questions about international undergraduate admissions, requirements, orientation programs, registering for classes, housing, student support services, and student life at the UW through email correspondence and other outreach activities
• Assist with data entry and I-20 processing for newly admitted undergraduate international students

Within ISS:
• Serve as an international student adviser for undergraduate and graduate students
• Provide excellent student service for callers and drop-ins at the reception desk
• Advise students one-on-one and respond to email and phone requests
• Maintain both paper and electronic student immigration files
• Review benefit applications including program extension, change of status, and employment
• Refer students to appropriate campus resources
• Refer students with complex cases to staff advisers
• Deliver informational workshops to small groups
• Assist departments with basic regulatory information
• Perform project work as requested
• Participate in orientation sessions for new international students

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT:  September 16, 2017 – June 15, 2018

HOURS: 740 hours over 17 pay periods. This is 37 weeks from Sept. 16, 2017 – June 15, 2018 which is approximately 20 hours per week with one week off in December during the winter quarter break and one week off in March for the
spring quarter break.

SALARY: Tuition plus standard salary. Salary is commensurate with student standing.

CREDIT LOAD: Must be formally enrolled as a UW graduate student for at least 10 credits each quarter for fall, winter, and spring quarters.

UNION POSITION: 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

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Currently enrolled UW graduate student
  • Strong interest in international education as a career
  • Desire to learn, apply, and communicate complex immigration regulations and university policy
  • Ability to relate and communicate positively with students from culturally diverse backgrounds and whose first language may not be English
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, especially writing professional emails that represent the UW
  • Reliable, self-starter with careful attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced, high traffic environment
  • Learn quickly and apply complicated assessment guidelines in the review of applications without personal bias

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

2017-2018 Graduate Staff Assistant at the UW Pipeline Project

Application Deadline:  May 12, 2017

The UW Pipeline Project is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA) position for the appointment period of 9/18 /17 – 6/15/18.

The Pipeline Project, housed in the UW Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity, is a K-12 outreach program that connects undergraduate students from the UW with tutoring opportunities in K-12 schools and community organizations locally and around the state.  Through the Pipeline Project, UW undergraduates provide K-12 students with tutoring, mentorship, and support as a means of transforming the learning and inspiring the growth of both groups of students, while addressing inequities in public education.

The Pipeline Project is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA), preferably from the UW College of Education, to work with Pipeline Project initiatives that focus on organizing credit-bearing “Inner Pipeline” seminars, implementing racial equity concepts throughout our programming, and helping with other Pipeline Project educational initiatives. Our ideal candidate has an interest in continuing the GSA commitment for two academic years.

The primary responsibilities of the UW Pipeline Project GSA include:

  • Coordinate 10-15 quarterly EDUC 401 Inner Pipeline seminars where undergraduate students explore educational topics while tutoring in a school or community organization. Take a lead in implementing a comprehensive set of racial equity concepts throughout all seminars.
  • Recruit, orient and support volunteer facilitators for Inner Pipeline seminars and support them in implementing race and equity goals.
  • Oversee all logistics for the seminars via the Pipeline website, Canvas pages, the UW Time Schedule.
  • Advise and support undergraduate students through one-on-one drop-ins and answering email inquiries.
  • Work as a part of the Pipeline Project team to conduct Pipeline orientations for new tutors.
  • Help support an Alternative Spring Break program where students spend their spring break in rural and tribal communities throughout Washington State working on a literacy arts or environmental science project in elementary and middle school classrooms.
  • Have the opportunity to design and facilitate an Inner Pipeline seminar (topics to be arranged with Pipeline staff).

Requirements:

  • Be a UW graduate student enrolled in 10 credits per quarter of employment, preferably in the College of Education.
  • Exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and a respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Experience in higher education academic student services, or K-12 youth educational work.
  • Understanding of educational inequities and the racial and socioeconomic disparities that exist in education.
  • Works well both as a member of a small team and independently.
  • Creative problem solving skills, ability to balance a variety of duties, flexibility, and attention to detail.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of and experience with web-page design and maintenance, social media tools, databases and Canvas.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be a currently registered UW graduate student.
  • One academic year commitment required.
  • Must maintain good academic standing throughout the appointment.
  • Appointment period: September 18, 2017 – June 15, 2018.
  • 20 hours a week/200 hours a quarter on site (schedule negotiable between 9am and 5pm)

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit the following documents:

  • A current resume
  • A cover letter describing why you believe you are an excellent candidate for the position
  • A diversity statement describing your experience engaging and working with diverse communities, particularly in the context of your professional, volunteer, or civic work. Please also address efforts you have made or been involved with to foster cultural responsiveness and racial equity.
  • Contact information for three professional references

Please upload application documents here: https://tinyurl.com/UWPipelineGSA. Please contact Christine Stickler, 206-616-9564, castick@uw.edu, with questions about this opportunity.

2017-2018 American Ethnic Studies Teaching Assistant Positions

Application Deadline:  May 5, 2017

The University of Washington’s American Ethnic Studies program is currently recruiting for open Teaching Assistant positions for the 2017-18 academic year.  Applicants must be social science or humanities graduate students who will be enrolled in classes during the academic year 2017-18 with knowledge and experience in Ethnic Studies or cultural diversity. Knowledge of Asian American/Pacific Islander Studies, Chicano Studies, African American Studies or Comparative Studies will be considered a plus.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

UW GPSS Officer Elections – Graduate Staff Assistantships

Nomination Deadline:  May 8, 2017

The University of Washington Graduate & Professional Student Senate (GPSS) has just opened applications for officer elections. The GPSS, comprising approximately 130 registered Senators from a vast array of programs, is an advocacy organization dedicated to improving graduate and professional student life at the University of Washington. The GPSS officers set the organization’s goals, implement Senate directives, communicate goals and actions to the University and students, and report on progress toward achieving these directives. To that end, the GPSS Officers hold regular meetings of the Senate, a forum for graduate and professional students to voice their concerns and give direction to the GPSS. GPSS officers are accountable for managing a budget of over $500,000 and ensuring GPSS representation on over 70 University committees.

To ensure that all officers have the capacity to complete these responsibilities, each position is compensated for working 19.5 hours a week for the entire year, starting in June. Officers earn a wage equivalent to the salary of a TA or RA, receive graduate appointment health insurance, and their tuition is paid by the GPSS. Due to the significant obligations of the positions, officers may not concurrently hold a TA/RA appointment.
Eligibility:
  • A candidate need not be a current Senator, but must be a full-time graduate or professional student in the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • A candidate must intend to maintain their status as a graduate or professional student and be on campus throughout the 2017-18 academic year.
  • A candidate cannot be a member of the Judicial or Elections Committee.
  • A candidate must be able to work for GPSS for 19.5 hours per week during the 2017-2018 academic year, including 8 hours per week in the office (4 hours for the President) between the standard business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • A candidate must be available to attend Senate meetings and other required meetings.
  • A candidate must have attended at least three (3) GPSS Senate or standing committee meetings during the 2016-2017 academic year prior to the Elections Meeting on May 17, 2017. The standing committees include the Executive Committee, the Finance & Budget Committee, and the Judicial Committee. Upcoming meeting dates are available in the GPSS Elections Guide.
  • Incoming students in a one-year graduate or professional program are eligible to run for office, but they must provide either proof of registration or proof of enrollment in the upcoming Summer or Fall term to the Elections Committee Chair.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Fall 2017 College of the Environment Teaching Assistant

Application Deadline: April 21, 2017

The College of the Environment has an outstanding opportunity for Teaching Assistants for C ENV 110 “Introduction to Food and the Environment” during Fall Quarter 2017 (9/16/2017-12/15/2017). This is an introductory course offered by the College of the Environment to support environmental literacy for students across campus.

The TA will be responsible for approximately 20 hours of work per week related to the course. The primary duties of the TA will be: grading homework and exams and leading three discussion sections. There will be additional course-specific duties as required by the instructor, which may include helping managing electronic resources, meeting with students, and creating formally or informally a positive learning environment for students.

Candidates with environmental science backgrounds are preferred, but candidates from any discipline may apply.

Requirements:

  • Academic standing as a UW Graduate Student
  • Eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship
  • Strong background in fundamentals of environmental science
  • Background or interest in food systems, agriculture and food production, or other topics related to food and the environment
  • Previous teaching (TA) experience.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

Applicants should submit:

  1. Current CV/resume
  2. Two references (name, title, phone, email) familiar with your teaching abilities
  3. Cover Letter, no more than 2 pages worth of text, stating what strengths you would bring to serving as a teaching assistant in an interdisciplinary, introductory environmental science course, as well as your strengths and background relevant to the specific activities outlined in the position and course description.

Send application materials to: Joseph Kobayashi (College of the Environment) at: jkob@uw.edu

Application Timeline: Application review begins immediately.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received. For priority consideration, apply by April 21, 2017.

 

UW Press Soden-Trueblood Publishing Fellow (2017-18 Graduate Staff Assistantship)

Application Deadline:  March 17, 2017

The University of Washington Press is offering a nine-month Graduate Staff Assistantship position for September 2017-June 2018. Throughout the course of the appointment the student will be exposed to a wide range of areas in the publication process, including acquisitions, copyediting, design, production, electronic publication, and marketing. The position will also offer a larger sense of the publishing profession and current issues gained through readings, opportunities to network within and outside the press, and discussions about career issues and further educational opportunities.

The Publishing Fellow must commit to working an average of 20 hours per week. Salary is commensurate with degree level using the university’s regular, base rate TA/RA/SA salary schedule. The position also provides GAIP insurance and a waiver of the operating fee, tech fee and building fee.

Candidates must be matriculated in graduate programs in the humanities or social sciences at the University of Washington. Preference is given to applicants who are in at least the second year of their graduate program.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, visit Husky Jobs, and search for ID #111881.

Spring 2017 Research Assistant Position at the Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity

Application Deadline:  February 24, 2017

The Center for Evaluation and Research for STEM Equity (CERSE) at the University of Washington is seeking a graduate research assistant to assist in an ongoing evaluation and research project to assess the Pacific Northwest Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (PNW LSAMP), funded by the National Science Foundation. CERSE conducts research and evaluation on diversity in STEM fields. We are a highly collaborative team committed to increasing the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM education and careers.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to high quality data collection, data management, and analysis;
  • Manage assigned research and evaluation tasks, which may include coordinating with participating institutions, conducting literature reviews, analyzing data, and writing reports;
  • Manage assigned data collection tasks, including querying institutional data from the UW, creating and distributing surveys, compiling data from all participating institutions;
  • Work collaboratively with CERSE staff on related projects as needed;
  • Maintain organized project files and coordinate with collaborators within and outside of CERSE;

Desired Qualifications:

  • Excellent data analysis, writing, and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent organization skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities;
  • Experience using quantitative and qualitative methodologies to collect and analyze data;
  • Experience using computer software to perform statistical analyses and data management (e.g., SPSS, SQL)
  • Comfort with a high degree of self-direction;
  • Ability to synthesize and integrate information from multiple data sources;
  • Experience in effectively communicating research results to a wide variety of audiences;
  • Interest in stratification, diversity issues, etc.;
  • Currently enrolled graduate student at the University of Washington.

The position is for Spring quarter of 2017 and includes standard GRSA salary, health insurance, and tuition remission. Upon satisfactory review, the position may be extended for additional quarters.

To apply, email a detailed letter of interest and your resume/CV by February 24th to clm16@uw.edu (Cara Margherio, PhD, Senior Research Associate, Center for Evaluation and Research for STEM Equity).

 

UW Project for Interdisciplinary Pedagogy Doctoral Fellowship

Application Deadline:  November 15, 2016

The Project for Interdisciplinary Pedagogy (PIP) provides an opportunity for a diverse, highly motivated cohort of 4 to 6 University of Washington doctoral candidates to develop their teaching capacities in the context of an integrative interdisciplinary program that spans the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences. Project fellows work closely with faculty mentors in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) and create teaching portfolios that include evidence of hands-on experience with various theories and practices of interdisciplinarity and interdisciplinary pedagogy.

Prior to the start of autumn quarter, PIP fellows participate with their faculty mentors in a day-long workshop focused on interdisciplinarity and interdisciplinary course design and pedagogy. During the autumn, winter, and spring quarters, each fellow will teach on interdisciplinary courses (totaling three) in an area related to his or her teaching and research interests, while engaging in quarterly workshops with the other students and faculty in the cohort and continuing to work closely with mentors throughout the year.

Project fellows will be compensated at the appropriate annual Graduate Student Service Appointment rate, including tuition waivers, and will receive an additional stipend of $750 for their participation in the early fall and quarterly workshops.

Eligibility

Applicants should be advanced to doctoral candidacy in their academic program at the time of appointment (September 2017) and have at least one year of teaching experience. We encourage applications from any doctoral student with a serious interest in interdisciplinary pedagogy and research.  We also strongly encourage applicants with an interest in the theory and practice of community-based learning and/or service-learning course design.

How to Apply

Please email the following application materials as a SINGLE PDF (please, no zip files) to pipias@uw.edu by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15, 2016:

1) Cover letter of no more than 500 words addressing your pedagogical experience and research interests, and how they prepare you for teaching in the School of IAS at UW Bothell. Please include your name, mailing address, primary telephone, email address, department or program, date of advancement to doctoral candidacy, and advisor’s name in the top right corner of your letter.

2) A two-page curriculum vitae.

3) A detailed syllabus or proposal for an interdisciplinary course you have taught or would like to teach.

Please also arrange for one letter of support from a UW faculty member familiar with your pedagogy and research. This letter may be written by your advisor, but does not need to be. The letter should be emailed directly to pipias@uw.edu by the recommender with your name in the subject line. This letter needs to be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

Semi-finalists will be interviewed on campus, with notification of outcomes anticipated by December 9, 2016.

For more information about PIP and a link to download the application information sheet, please click here.

Graduate Staff Assistant – International Student Services & Undergraduate Admissions

Application Deadline:  October 25, 2016

International Student Services (ISS) and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions are seeking a graduate student for a two-quarter graduate student service appointment from December 16, 2016 – June 09, 2017. This position offers a valuable, hands-on opportunity to learn about and assist international students through the academic cycle from initial inquiry to graduation.

Responsibilities:

Within Admissions:
• Read and evaluate admission applications, considering both academic and personal factors
• Answer a variety of questions about international undergraduate admissions, requirements, orientation programs, registering for classes, housing, student support services, and student life at the UW through email correspondence and other outreach activities
• Assist with data entry and I-20 processing for newly admitted undergraduate international students

Within ISS:
• Serve as an international student adviser for undergraduate and graduate students
• Provide excellent student service for callers and drop-ins at the reception desk
• Advise students one-on-one and respond to email and phone requests
• Maintain both paper and electronic student immigration files
• Review benefit applications including program extension, change of status, and employment
• Refer students to appropriate campus resources
• Refer students with complex cases to staff advisers
• Deliver informational workshops to small groups
• Assist departments with basic regulatory information
• Perform project work as requested
• Participate in orientation sessions for new international students

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT:  400 hours over 12 pay periods. This is 23 weeks from December 16 – June 9. Approximately 20 hours per week in Winter and Spring Quarters, with one week off in December during the winter quarter break and one week off in March for the spring quarter break.

ELIGIBILITY:  Must be formally enrolled in the UW Graduate School for at least 10 credits during Winter & Spring Quarter 2017.

For more information and how to apply, click here.