Friday, July 11, 2008


The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences ( anticipates a part-time (50% FTE), temporary (Dec. 16, 2008 – June 15, 2009) Teaching Assistantship will be available for Winter and Spring 2009 to cover the following two courses:

Fish 447 – Watershed Ecology and Management
Quarter Offered: Winter 2009
Instructor Name: Prof. Robert J. Naiman
Days and times of lectures, field trips:
Lecture: Th, 9:30-11:20
Field Trips: Usually two, dates TBD, but usually on Fridays
Course Website: FISH 447

Fish 547 – Stream and River Ecology
Quarter Offered: Spring 2009
Instructor Name: Prof. Robert J. Naiman
Days and times of lectures, field trips:
Lecture: T, Th, 12:30-1:50
Lab: Th, 2-5
Field Trips: Usually three, including Friday during the day and weekends; dates TBD
Course Website: FISH 547

Responsibilities include:

- Academic standing as a UW Graduate Student and eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship
- Availability for full appointment timeframe: December 16, 2008 – June 15, 2009
- Ability to give students feedback on writing
- Proficiency with Word and Excel
- Ability to work independently and coordinate multiple varied tasks simultaneously
- Current Animal Care Certification (online course; must have by start of course if hired)
- Current certification in First Aid, CPR (or must have by start of course, if hired)
- Current Drivers License
- UW Motorpool van driver training by start of course
- Participation in both the UW Teaching Asst Conference and the COFS Practical TA Training in mid-late September 2008. Also, participation in the UW laboratory safety training, if not already completed.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration


- Teaching or TA experience, or satisfactory completion of FISH 447 and/or FISH 547
- Web site maintenance experience

Condition of Employment:

- Valid drivers license
- Currently registered UW graduate student

Application Process:

Part of the application process for this position includes completing an on-line cover letter assessment as well as the Employment Eligibility Assessment at UW Hires to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.

In the cover letter assessment, please:

- Identify strengths you would bring to this position
-Explain your relevant background abilities
-Give contact information for 2-3 references (name, title, phone, email) familiar with your teaching and/or research abilities.

Preference will be given to applications received by August 10, 2008. Incomplete applications will not be considered.