Tuesday, August 5, 2008

School of Business Reader/Grader

The UW’s Michael G. Foster School of Business anticipates part-time, temporary (September 24, 2008 – March 20, 2009) Reader/Grader positions will be available for Autumn 2008 and Winter 2009 to support Business Communication 301 and 302. Responsibilities include reading, grading and editing written assignments (articles, essays, reports) and short-answer/essays and quizzes, meeting and following up with students (office hours).


B CMU 301 Basic Written Business Communications
B CMU 302 Basic Written Business Communications for Accounting Majors
Instructor Name: Jessica Stone
Days and times of lectures: Tuesday, Thursday; 8:30; 10:30; 12:30*
*must attend 1st or 2nd day of quarter

Broad analytical approach to written communications as a management tool. Analysis of the psychology, semantics, planning, and principles of effective business writing. Practical applications through messages that inform and persuade, grant and refuse; plus short business reports and applications for positions.


  • Academic standing as a UW Graduate Student and eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship
  • Availability for full appointment timeframe: September 24, 2008 – March 20, 2009
  • Excellent skills in grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence construction, etc.
  • Proven ability to read for content and voice
  • Ability to edit and evaluate written assignments for both content and form
  • Ability to give students feedback on writing
  • Availability to follow up with students
Condition of Employment:
  • Currently registered UW graduate student
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: UW/UAW Contract Preamble.

Application Process:

Part of the application process for this position includes submitting an on-line writing sample* as well as completing 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.

*Please provide a 500 word writing sample describing this week’s number one best-selling book on The New York Times list. By the way, the book is all about you!

Also include contact information for 2-3 references (name, title, phone, email).

Preference will be given to applications received by August 22, 2008. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Decisions and notification to all applicants will be communicated by the week of September 8, 2008.