Thursday, July 10, 2008

Graduate Staff Assistant - Department of Engineering

CELT has a dual mission: to improve teaching and learning in the UW College of Engineering and to do research on engineering education. The work we do in each of these areas is synergistic, meaning each area informs and increases our impact in the other.

CELT has an outstanding opportunity for a GRADUATE STAFF ASSISTANT. This individual will help support the instructional development activities of our center. This person will work with the Assistant Director in developing web and paper-based teaching resources for engineering faculty. The graduate student staff assistant will research teaching issues, and aid the Assistant Director in designing workshops on teaching issues, developing assessment plans, syllabi, and curricula, and in preparation of related publications and presentation materials. This person will also have some design and maintenance responsibilities for the CELT web site and work to develop its functionality as a teaching resource and a web-based outlet for dissemination of CELT research.

The duration of this appointment is three quarters, starting September 16, 2008, and the position runs through June 15th, 2009.
The position is open to graduate students at the University of Washington. Ideal applicants will have excellent writing and personal communication skills, experience with Web design and maintenance, and have a passion for educational improvement. Ideal applicants will also have experience in one or more areas related to engineering education, document design, or learning science research.

How to Apply:
In addition to applying to this position through the UW Hires online system, please send a cover letter and resume or CV to Jim Borgford-Parnell at the following email address:

Applications must be received by July 24th, 2008.

Applicants will be notified of their status on or before August 15th, 2008.

Application inquiries may be made with:
Jim Borgford-Parnell
Assistant Director
Center for Engineering Learning and Teaching (CELT)
University of Washington, Box 352180
Seattle, WA 98195-2180