Thursday, August 28, 2008

Teaching Assistant INFO 330

Position Description
TA for INFO 330: Information Structures

Start Date: 9/16/08
End Date: 12/15/08

We are seeking applicants for a TA position for the undergraduate course Informatics 330: Information Structures. This is an introductory course focusing on the concepts and methods used to analyze, store, manage, and present information and navigation. In this course, students will develop an understanding of structures and how to implement them. Students will study information analysis and organization methods, XML, and metadata concepts and application.

This position will average 20 hours per week. INFO 330 has two sections. Section A meets on Mondays & Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. with a lab on Fridays from 2:30 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. Section B meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. with a lab on Fridays from 12:30 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. Classes run from September 24th through December 12th. The TA for this course must arrange with the instructor which class days and times will be attended on a regular basis, be available to lead the lab sections, and hold regular weekly office hours.

Responsibilities may include some or all of the following duties: attend lectures and conduct lab section meetings as needed by the instructor, facilitate discussions, hold extra review sessions for exams, obtain room for review sessions, request or acquire necessary equipment, hold regular office hours, tutor students, manage and respond to course-related e-mail, prepare and maintain webpage for course materials, develop and maintain electronic bulletin boards, discussion sites, etc., prepare and grade assignments, prepare test questions, proctor and score exams, maintain grading records, prepare and maintain course attendance records, calculate quarter grades, request student assessments for course, attend instructor/TA meetings, act as liaison between student and professor, prepare and present lecture materials, prepare overheads, prepare handout materials, review literature, place course materials on library reserve.

• Demonstrated knowledge of course content
• Experience with XML, metadata concepts, and information organization methods

Preferred Qualifications
• Enjoy tutoring students and helping students to excel in information science
• Be interested in developing skills for running labs, giving lab presentations, and critiquing student work

This position is open to all University of Washington students. Undergraduate students will be compensated at a competitive hourly rate DOE. PhD and Masters level students are eligible for tuition waiver and benefits (percentage of tuition waived will be dependent upon program student is enrolled in). Questions regarding salary and benefits should be directed to Crystal Yost, Human Resources Coordinator Successful student must be enrolled for a minimum of 10 credits autumn quarter 2008 to be eligible.

To apply
1. Please include a cover letter describing your skills and experiences relevant to position.
2. Attach a current resume that includes your work history and academic accomplishments.

Please submit all application materials to Crystal Yost at or to Mary Gates Hall, Suite 370, no later than Monday, September 8th. All candidates will be contacted within two weeks of closing date.