Tuesday, May 6, 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: http://depts.washington.edu/uwmcnair/conference.htm), 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 (http://www.grad.washington.edu/fellow/salaryschedule.htm), 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: http://www.grad.washington.edu/perc/grad-employee-action.htm.

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 (uwmcnair@u.washinton.edu). 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 dso@u.washington.edu.

Apply by May 9, 2008