Monday, November 24, 2008

Teaching Assistantship - 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 a part-time (50% FTE), temporary (March 16, 2009-June 15, 2009) Teaching Assistant opportunity available for Spring Quarter 2009. We are seeking a UW graduate student who is competent in calculus to serve as a TA for the first quarter of the Quantitative Science introductory calculus series, Q Sci 291, Analysis for Biologists I.

The expected responsibilities of the TA are as follows:

*TAs at 50% FTE should expect to average approximately 20 hours/week, 220 hours for the quarter. Spring appointments run March 16, 2009-June 15, 2009.
*Running labs, help sessions and recitation sessions;
*Grading papers;
*Providing occasional lectures;
*Maintaining office hours.
*TAs are generally expected to attend the courses to which they are assigned.

# Academic standing as a UW Graduate Student and eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship
# Availability for full appointment timeframe (March 16, 2009-June 15, 2009)
# Experience as a TA
# Background and enthusiasm to communicate effectively with biology, zoology, conservation, ecology, and natural resource management students.

Condition of Employment:
# Currently registered UW graduate student

A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification may be required prior to hire.

A 50% FTE Teaching Assistantship pays a stipend which varies depending on graduate level and student's home department. The salary schedule is available at: Graduate Student Salary Schedules

Teaching Assistants will be required to register for a minimum of ten credits per quarter; the successful applicant will be responsible for paying any student fees. Operating fee (including most of tuition) will be paid. Graduate Appointee accident/sickness insurance will be provided.

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) familiar with your teaching and/or research abilities.

Preference will be given to applications received by Wednesday, December 3. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Decisions and notifications will be made by Wednesday, December 10.

Questions about the position may be directed to the Center for Quantitative Science at or 206.543.1191.