Friday, May 30, 2008

Teaching Assistants - Japanese Language

The Department of Asian Languages and Literature is recruiting teaching assistants in Japanese language for academic year 2008-2009. Applications are on our website, and are due into our office on June 10:

The position is also listed on the UW employment website under job #44426.

Teaching Assistant: Req #: 44426
Department: ASIAN LANG & LIT
Web Address:
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 05/29/2008
Closing Info: Closes On 06/10/2008
Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Union Position: Yes
Salary and Benefits:Asian L & L TAships are standard 50% FTE appointments during the academic year. The salary is commensurate with each appointee's academic standing, and is paid bi-weekly. The appointments provide an operating fee waiver, which covers almost all of tuition, and health insurance coverage. The appointee will be required to register for a minimum of ten credits per quarter in the academic year.

To Apply:Applications are available at

For questions, please contact Abby Petty, phone 206-543-4997.

The Department of Asian Languages and Literature is currently seeking One or Two part-time (50% FTE/temporary) Japanese language Teaching Assistant positions for one to three quarters of Academic Year 2008/2009.Job duties will include:.

  • Teaching Japanese language classes daily.
  • Making/grading tests and homework.
  • Keeping student records.
  • Participating in TA meetings.
  • Collaborating with the supervisor and other TAs

Academic standing as a UW Graduate Student and eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship.

Selections criteria include:.
  • Proficiency in the target language.
  • Command of spoken and written English.
  • Academic standing.
  • Timely progress in a degree program.
  • Previous teaching experience.
  • Previous foreign language teaching course work and training. Examination/interview/audio/video tape where deemed appropriate

Desired:Previous TA or instructional experience.

Condition of Employment:Currently registered UW graduate student.By the time of appointment, students who are non-U.S. citizens, including permanent residents and immigrants, must show a passing score on the TOEFL(580) and TSE (55) or SPEAK (230), or a passing grade for ENGL 105
For details, see:

Application Deadline: June 10, 2008.
Late applications will not be included in the initial review of applications.The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 / 206.543.6452 (tty) or

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Teaching Assistant - Information School

Teaching Assistantship INFO 344 – Summer Quarter 2008
University of Washington Information School

The Information School, UW

Position Title
TA for INFO 344: Web Tools and Development

Start Date: 6/16/08
End Date:

Position Description

We are seeking applicants for a TA position for the undergraduate course Informatics 344: Web tools and development. This course is an introduction to fundamental web technologies with an emphasis on web scripting and programming, including both client and server technologies. It will also examine effective information architecture for Web sites, information presentation on Web pages, privacy policies, and Web security.

Responsibilities include coordinating lectures and activities with the instructor, grading student assignments, and helping students in the lab and in office hours.

This course meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. and has a lab Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:50 p.m. from June 23rd through August 22nd. This position will average 20 hours per week.

Required Qualification

Teaching assistants should be proficient with some object-oriented programming language (C# preferred, Java acceptable), HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and SQL databases (SQL Server or MySQL).

Desired Qualification

Experience with . NET development. This position is open to all University of Washington students. Undergraduate students will be compensated at a competitive hourly rate DOE. PhD and Masters level students are eligible for tuition waiver and benefits (percentage of tuition waived will be dependent upon program student is enrolled in).

Questions regarding salary and benefits should be directed to Crystal Yost, Human Resources Coordinator Successful student must be enrolled for a minimum of 2 credits summer quarter 2008 to be eligible.

To apply
Please include a cover letter describing your skills and experiences relevant to position. Attach a current resume that includes your work history and academic accomplishments.

Please submit all application materials to Crystal Yost at or to Mary Gates Hall, Suite 370, no later than noon on Monday, June 9th. All candidates will be contacted within two weeks of closing date.

Deadline: Noon on June 9, 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Project Management Insitute Scholarships

Dr. Harold Kerzner Scholarships

Number of scholarships: 4
Value of each scholarship: $7,500 (US)

Description: Endowed scholarship fund created by International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL). Each year four academic scholarships worth $7,500 (US) each are available to graduate and undergraduate students studying project management at degree-granting colleges and universities.

Application Deadline is 30 June 2008

PMI Saralee Newell Memorial Fellows Scholarship

Saralee Newell Memorial Fellows Scholarship

In honor of the distinguished service career of the fellows of the Project Management Institute, the PMI Board of Directors has established the PMI Saralee Newell Memorial Fellows Scholarship. The scholarship is open to any student enrolled in an accredited college or university, pursuing a masters degree in project management or a project management related field.

The scholarship will be awarded between September and May in the amount of US$2,000.

Application Deadline is 30 June 2008

Graduate Research Assistant - Summer 08

The Evans School is currently seeking a Graduate Research Assistant for Summer Quarter. The graduate research assistant will work on a project to analyze the impact on low-income populations of placing tolls on Washington roads. The project will:

  1. Conduct a comprehensive review of existing research on the travel behavior of and impact of tolling on low-income populations
  2. Assess the usefulness of currently available Washington and Puget Sound data for estimating the impact of tolling on these populations
  3. Develop a preliminary estimate of the impact of tolling in the Puget Sound area
  4. Summarize strategies for future research that can yield detailed estimates of the impact of tolling on low-income populations in Washington and the Puget Sound region
  5. Write draft and final reports.

The research assistant will assist with all 5 tasks by assembling research materials for review, assessing available data, helping produce a preliminary estimate of the impact of tolling on low-income and minority populations in Washington, with a focus on populations living in the Puget Sound area, drafting short sections of the report and reviewing it.

Work time will be 20 hours/week from 7-1-08 to 9-15-08. Additional work hours may be possible during fall term.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with academic standing, qualifications, and experience.

How to Apply:
Please submit the following to Robert Plotnick (contact information is below):

A brief cover letter that describes concisely why you are interested in this position
Your resume/CV
Contact information (including email) for 2 references
An unofficial copy of your UW transcript
A short writing sample (memo, etc.) of no more than 4 double-spaced typed pages

Application inquiries may be made with:
Robert Plotnick, Evans School of Public Affairs, Box 353055, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-3055, 206-685-2055,

  • Two courses in statistical analysis
  • Ability to work independently with careful attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, and writing skills
  • Knowledge of transportation policy issues and interest in understanding how they affect personal behavior and economic well-being
  • Familiarity with MS Word and Excel.

Condition of Employment:
Must be a graduate student at the University of Washington.

Apply by 05/20/2008

Teaching Assistants - Evans School of Public Affairs

Department: Evans School of Public Affairs
Date Available/Start Date: September 16, 2008
Application Deadline: May 20, 2008

General Duties/Description:

We are looking for Policy Analysis Teaching Assistants to assist professors for the fall quarter (with possible reappointment for spring quarter). There are three sections of policy analysis in the fall quarter and we are looking for 2 TAs – one 20 hours/week and one 10 hours/week OR three TAs each with a 10 hour per week appointment.

Please Note: These positions are only open to Graduate Students who will be enrolled in a UW Graduate Program during Fall Quarter '08

Duties for these positions include:

  • Assist students with memo writing, research of academic and policy resources, and understanding of course material

  • Hold regular office hours and workshops, and meet with individual students and project teams

  • As needed, assist in supervising groups and teams in class

  • Assist with preparation and distribution of course materials including the syllabus, case studies, and supplemental readings

  • Arrange for audio-visual equipment for the course

How to Apply:
Please send resume to Marieka Klawitter at

Application inquiries may be made with:
Marieka Klawitter,

Desired qualifications:

  • Successful performance in a previous policy analysis course
  • Solid understanding of microeconomics and empirical analysis
  • Prior work experience in policy analysis or research
  • Experience teaching writing or research skills

Apply by 5/20/08

Teaching Assistant - Fis/Bio/Ocean 250 (Autumn 08

TEACHING ASSISTANT, Fish/Biol/Ocean 250 (Aut 2008)
Students should apply through the UWHires process online. Please go to the following site:
and search on the Req #: 44077

Appointing Department Web Address:
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Closing Info: Closes On 06/08/2008

The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS) is a unique and nationally recognized institution that provides bachelor, master, and doctoral instruction to an international student population. The school includes 30 faculty (and 16 emeritus faculty), 125 graduate and 100 undergraduate students and about 90 administrative and research staff. The breadth and scope of SAFS encompasses programs for undergraduate and graduate teaching, research and service in basic and applied aquatic sciences with an emphasis on fisheries management and aquatic resource conservation. Our faculty, staff and students have access to myriad aquatic habitats and rich biological resources, and theyare involved in interdisciplinary partnerships with other academic programs, as well as public and private organizations and environmental and regulatory agencies. They are continuing SAFS' long tradition of actively addressing major issues in the aquatic sciences.

The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences anticipates one part-time (50% FTE), temporary (September 16 - December 15, 2008) Teaching Assistantship will be available for the following class in Autumn 2008:

Course Number and Name: Fish/Ocean/Biol 250
Quarter Offered: Autumn 2008
Instructor Name: Claire Horner-Devine
Days and times of lectures, labs, field trips:
Lecture: MWF, 9:30-10:20
Lab: T & Th 8:30-11:20 & 1:30-4:20 and F 1:30-4:20.
Field Trips: Saturday morning until Sunday afternoon/evening on five weekends during the quarter.

Course Website:

For consideration, apply by 06/08/08

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Marine Biology Summer Positions: Instructor AND Teaching Assistant

Marine Biology is currently seeking an INSTRUCTOR and a TA for the Marine Biology course this summer (FISH/OCEAN/BIOL 250.) Interested applications can apply for either of these positions through UHires:

Req #: 43964 for the instructor position.
Req #: 43420 for the TA position.

You may apply for either/both positions.

Questions can be directed to:

Emily Beyer
Marine Biology Minor Advisor
marbiol [@]

Priority Consideration deadline for the positions is May 21st.

Conlon Fellowship for South Asia Studies

Frank F. Conlon Fellowship in South Asia Studies

The South Asia Center at the University of Washington announces, with pleasure, the inaugural competition for the Frank F. Conlon Fellowship in South Asian Studies. We invite applications from graduate students in all disciplines who are engaged in the study of South Asia and who will be enrolled at the University of Washington during the 2008-09 academic year. The award will be based on academic merit and financial need.

Professor Emeritus Frank F. Conlon taught history, international studies
and comparative religion at the University of Washington from 1968 to 2002. An acknowledged authority in the field of South Asian history, Professor's Conlon's book, *A caste in a changing world : the Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmans, 1700-1935*, has won critical acclaim. Professor Conlon was the Director of the South Asia Center at UW for 12 years and played a key role in establishing the South Asia MA degree and the undergraduate South Asia track at the Jackson School of International Studies. Professor Conlon is a founding member and editor of the online discussion group H-ASIA. He is currently the President of H-Net. Professor Conlon continues to have an active research agenda and is working on multiple projects including bringing the story of the Chitrapur Saraswat's up to the present and a history of Bombay.

The Frank F. Conlon Endowed Fellowship in South Asian Studies honors Professor Conlon's contributions as a memorable teacher, who "linked the everyday details of the lives of South Asians to a broad idea of "civilization" as a dynamic and changing phenomenon that shapes human lives and is shaped by human agency" and as a devoted educator, "who inspired his students to appreciate their learning about the history and culture of this vital area of the world, both for its inherent importance and as a mirror to a better understanding of their own culture and human legacies". The fellowship is funded by generous donations from Ann and Harry Pryde, Marc H. Pryde, Natalie A. Pryde, and Frank and Joan Conlon.

*Application Procedures:* To apply for the Conlon fellowship, please fill
out the application form at:
and submit the application along with the required documents to:
South Asia Conlon Fellowship
Box 353650
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

Application Deadline: May 20, 2008

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Teaching Assistantships - Center for Quantitative Science

Teaching Assistantships - Center for Quantitative Science

The Center for Quantitative Science, which is administered by the College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences and the College of Forest Resources, has a number of part-time (50% FTE), temporary Teaching Assistant opportunities available for the 2008-09 academic year.

Courses with openings for teaching assistantships include:

Winter 2009
Q Sci 483 - Statistical Inference in Applied Research II: Regression Analysis for Ecologists and Resource Managers. The instructor will be Professor John Perez-Garcia. (Req#43842)

Full academic year 2008-09
TA for Q Sci 381, Introduction to Probability and Statistics. (Req# 43546)

TA for the first quarter of the Quantitative Science introductory calculus series, Q Sci 291, Analysis for Biologists I. (Req# 43545)

Spring Quarter 2009
Q Sci 483 -Statistical Inference in Applied Research II: Regression Analysis for Ecologists and Resource Managers. The instructor will be Professor John Skalski. (Req# 43846)

Apply by May 20, 2008 for all positions listed above.

Graduate Staff Assistant - Carlson Center

Graduate Staff Assistant - Carlson Center
For the full listing, follow the link above and search for Req #43592

The Carlson Center is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA) to work primarily with our service-learning program. The service-learning program serves to engage UW undergraduates in the community by combining community-based service opportunities with academic coursework. The GSA will also help to coordinate other areas of Carlson Center programming and participate in Center for Experiential Learning meetings and activities.

The GSA will work collaboratively on several areas within Carlson Center programming including:

  • Working with Carlson Center staff and community-based organizations to develop meaningful service-learning opportunities for University of Washington students that are consistent with the organization’s mission, interests, needs and capacity
  • Working as a part of the Carlson Center team to design and deliver workshops for community partners and service-learning faculty
  • Helping to create opportunities for community partners to engage in meaningful conversations with each other and the Carlson Center regarding the service-learning program, partnering with the University of Washington, and their role(s) as co-educators of students
  • Working collaboratively with community partners and Carlson Center staff to implement additional engagement activities for students (such as reflection workshops, one-day service opportunities, and opportunities to present their community-based work)
  • Assisting in presenting on service-learning to students in service-learning courses
    Working as a part of the Carlson Center team to advise and enroll service-learning students
  • Assisting in coordination of service-learning logistics and front desk staffing in the Center for Experiential Learning

Apply by May 16, 2008

Teaching Assistantship - Program on the Environment

Teaching Assistant - ENVIR 100
For full listing, follow the link above and search for Req#43439

4 part-time (50% FTE), temporary (Autumn 2008), Graduate Teaching Assistant positions with Environmental Studies Autumn Quarter 2008 will be hired from this applicant pool.

Course Information:
Course Number and Name: ENVIR 100: Environmental Studies: Interdisciplinary Foundations
Quarter Offered: Autumn 2008
Instructors: Tom Hinckley, College of Forest Resources, and Yoram Bauman, Program on the Environment (Ph.D. in Economics)
Course Website: ENVIR 100
Course Schedule for autumn: Lecture: MWF 12:30-1:20; Discussion Sections: Tuesdays or Thursdays 9:30-11:20 or 12:30-2:20

ENVIR 100 Course Description:
This course will introduce the interdisciplinary approach to environmental studies, and serve as the gateway course for undergraduates to the Program on the Environment’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies. The distinguishing feature of the course is that it will present the development and application of fundamental concepts from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences toward a spectrum of environmental issues. Hence, the course will both contribute to the educational goals of providing students with experience in interdisciplinary approaches, while complementing and laying the foundation for students to explore an array of more advanced courses focused on environmental sciences, policy, and humanities. The course will introduce students to the development of environmental ideas through classic and current literature that addresses the events and people that have influenced the ethical, political, social, and scientific dimensions of studying the environment. The course will include lectures, discussion sections, and outside events over the course of the quarter. Lectures will present background concepts underlying how multiple disciplines approach environmental issues, as well as presenting the history, current situation, and future of environmental challenges. In discussion sections, students will have an opportunity to discuss, debate, and present ideas through participation in negotiations, town hall meetings, and group projects on a variety of issues through smaller discussion sections. Students will be evaluated based on weekly quizzes, exams, papers, and projects.

TA responsibilities include:

TAs at 50% FTE should expect to average approximately 20 hours/week throughout the appointment period, with a total of 220 hours expected for the quarter. Autumn appointments run from September 24, 2008 – December 12, 2008, although if course responsibilities extend after the 15th, TAs should expect to participate (i.e., grading final projects and exams.).

  • Attend all lectures (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
  • Run two 2-hour discussion sections (one on Tuesday, one on Thursday)
  • Grading
  • Arrange lecture and discussion logistics and activities; prepare course materials
  • Additional course-specific requirements of the Instructors

Apply by 05/12/2008

Graduate Staff Assistantships - McNair Program

Three Graduate Staff Assistantships Available - The Early Identification Program (EIP)/McNair Program

The McNair Program prepares low-income, first generation undergraduates and undergraduates from underrepresented groups for doctoral study. In 1999, the University of Washington received funding for this program from the U.S. Department of Education. The goal of the program is to increase the representation of economically and educationally disadvantaged groups in academic and research positions. The program accepts 25 students per year as McNair Scholars.

Graduate Student Advisors' responsibilities include: (1) meeting regularly with undergraduate students, (2) assisting with the coordination and implementation of our joint spring quarter research conference (scheduled this year for May 2th-3rd) (see:, and (3) helping guide students through the graduate/professional school application process. In addition to meeting with EIP and McNair students, Graduate Advisors also assist the Director, Associate Director, and Program Coordinator with other administrative duties, including the planning of program events, outreach efforts and recruitment, program evaluation, database management, and e-mail and web page development and updates.

Applicants must: (a) be currently enrolled in a graduate program at the University of Washington, (b) have significant teaching, mentoring, or advising experiences in college or university settings, (c) have a demonstrated commitment to working with underrepresented and educationally/economically disadvantaged students, (d) display strong writing and public speaking skills, and (e) possess strong computer and technical skills (i.e., familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, Page Maker/InDesign, Pine e-mail platform, and HTML/Front Page).

We give priority consideration to graduate students enrolled in Ph.D. programs. While we welcome applicants from any discipline, we especially encourage students who are enrolled in STEM-related programs (e.g., Biology, Biochemistry, Engineering, Psychology, Public Health, etc.) or who possess an undergraduate background in these areas to apply. The position requires a year commitment, and compensation will be at the 50% FTE rate, ranging between $1,451-$1,676 per month. This pay scale reflects the 2007-08 regular Graduate Student Services Appointment Salary Schedule (, and may adjust (change) with the upcoming collective bargain contract.

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:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your curriculum vitae and a letter describing your interest in the position as well as any relevant experiences via email ( The University of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450/206.543.6452 (tty) or

Apply by May 9, 2008