Thursday, December 4, 2008

Teaching Assistantship - The Information School

The Information School, UW

Position Description
TA for INFO 100: Fluency in Information Technology

We are seeking applicants for a TA position for the undergraduate informatics course INFO 100: Fluency in Information Technology. (This class is also cross-listed with CSE 100.) This is an introductory course focusing on the skills, concepts, and capabilities necessary to effectively use information technology. This course touches on such topics as logical reasoning, managing complexity, operation of computers and networks, and contemporary applications such as effective Web searching and database manipulation, ethical aspects, and social impacts of information technology.

Responsibilities may include some or all of the following duties: attend lectures, conduct lab section meetings, 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.

Teaching assistants should have a strong interest in working with computer novices and demonstrated skills or experience teaching computer skills. Proficiency in the course content is necessary – operation of computers and networks, client-server architecture, web design and development (XHTML preferred), programming (JavaScript preferred), logical reasoning, managing complexity, database manipulation and queries (Access preferred) – etc. Prior TA experience preferred.

This position will average 20 hours per week. This course meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12:30-1:20 in Hitchcock Hall, room 132 from January 5th through March 20th. TAs must attend all classes, be available to lead 2 lab sections per week and hold regular weekly office hours. Specific lab assignments to be designated by instructor by first day of class. Lab days & times include the following (note: locations listed in the time schedule are incorrect):

Section 1 - Mondays & Wednesdays 3:30-4:20, Location TBD
Section 2 - Mondays & Wednesdays 1:30-2:20, Location TBD
Section 6 - Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30-10:20, Location TBD
Section 7 - Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:30-2:20, Location TBD
Section 8 - Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:30-3:20, Location TBD
Section 8 - Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30-1:20, Location TBD

This position is open to all University of Washington students. Undergraduate students will be compensated at a competitive hourly rate DOE. Masters and PhD level students are eligible for tuition waiver and benefits. The percentage of tuition covered is dependent upon the program the 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 winter quarter 2009 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 Uli Parker at or to Mary Gates Hall, Suite 370, no later than on Thursday, December 11th. All candidates will be contacted within two weeks of closing date.