Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Reader/Grader - 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 an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (up to 15 hours/week), temporary Reader/Grader for Autumn Quarter 2008 (September 16, 2008 to December 15, 2008). This position is for the course, Q Sci 486 (Experimental Design) which is co-listed with STAT 486. This position will require up to 15 hours a week. The position pays $12/hr.

Responsibilities will include: attending Q Sci 486 lectures; holding office hours; grading 8-9 homework assignments, a midterm, and a final; maintaining grading records; reserving computer lab rooms; placing materials on reserve in the library; maintaining/updating the course website; some photocopying; regular meetings with the instructor.


  • Academic standing as a UW Graduate Student and eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship
  • Availability for full appointment timeframe (September 16, 2008 – December 15, 2008)
  • Applied Statistical Inference at the level of Q Sci 483 or equivalent
  • Familiarity with one or more statistical packages such as R, MacANOVA, minitab, SAS, SPSS or S+
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

  • Applied Statistical Inference at the level of Q Sci/STAT 486 or equivalent and/or experience with experimental desig
Condition of Employment:
  • Currently registered UW graduate student
Application Process:
Part of the application process for this position includes a current resume/CV, completing an on-line cover letter assessment as well as the Employment Eligibility Assessment to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. The assessments will appear on your screen for you to complete as soon as you select "Apply to this Position" on this job announcement. Once you begin the assessment, it must be completed at that time. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until the assessment is complete.

In the cover letter assessment, please:
  • identify strengths you would bring to this position;
  • your background and abilities directly related to this specific course;
  • contact information for 2-3 references (name, title, phone, email).
Preference will be given to applications received by Monday, September 8. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Decisions and notifications will be made by Monday, September 15.

Questions about the position may be directed to Professor Eric Turnblom (