Thursday, February 19, 2009

Biology Teaching Assistants

The Biology Department has opportunitites for 50% FTE temporary Spring Quarter 2009 teaching assistant position(s). Biology typically hires between one and eight non-Biology TAs every quarter, depending on commitments to Biology graduate students. TAs may be required to lead labs or quiz sections at lower division or upper division levels. Courses are offered in: Introductory Biology; Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology; Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology; Plant Biology; and Physiology.

Responsibilities include: attending lectures, teaching sections, grading, and additional course specific requirements of individual instructors. For further information about possible courses see University course catalog and time schedules.

Biology variable TA rate. Health insurance and operating fee waiver for eligible graduate students.

How to Apply:
Fill out form available at:, and submit electronically to along with current CV, contact information for 2-3 references and proof of appropriate coursework.

# Currently registered UW graduate student in good standing and eligible to hold a graduate student assistantship.
# Availability for entire appointment timeframe (3/30/09-6/19/09).
# Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
# Satisfactory grades in one or more upper division courses in the appropriate field.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

ITHS Career Development Series for Scholars

The Institute of Translational Health Sciences: Career Development Series for Scholars

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009
Noon to 1:30pm
South Campus Center

Grant Writing Tips from the Experts
Have questions about grant writing? Come to this informative presentation/panel discussion and get your questions answered.

Moderator & Presenter: Cathryn Booth-LaForce, Ph.D.

Guest Speakers:

• Beverly Torok-Storb, Ph.D., Member Clinical Research Division, FHCRC
Past member of PRAC Peer Review Advisory Committee, Hematology Study
Section, NIDDK Subcommittee D, NCI Subcommittee D
• Margaret Heitkemper, Ph.D., Chair and Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems
• Ken Thummel, Ph.D., Chair and Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics

Seating is limited; please register here to ensure your spot. You will receive the room number upon registering.

Pizza & beverages will be provided!

UWRA Graduate Student Fellowship

This is a great fellowship opportunity offered through The Graduate School and funded by a generous endowment from the UW Retirement Association (UWRA). The application deadline is February 24, 2009.

The UWRA Graduate Student Fellowship will provide one 9-month fellowship to support graduate students of outstanding academic merit who have a demonstrated academic and personal interest in aging-related issues or concerns. The fellowship will provide a monthly stipend equivalent to the PDTA 2 level (currently $1718/month) from 9/16/2009 - 6/15/2010. GAIP health insurance and a quarterly tuition waiver are included for that period.

At the time of application, students must be matriculated in a UW graduate degree program and not in their last year of study. The recipient of the award must be enrolled in full-time credits (at least 10) in each quarter during the 2009-2010 academic year. Students graduating mid-year will not be considered. Students in fee-based programs are eligible but tuition waiver coverage would work differently.
Please see our website at for further information. Detailed on that page are also the application requirements and process (statements, letters of recommendation, etc.) as well as criteria for selection.

The selected recipient will be required to attend the UWRA luncheon on April 30, 2009. They will also be asked to give an informal presentation to UWRA members on their research/academic and personal interests related to aging during the year of the award.

Questions regarding this opportunity may be directed to Helene Obradovich, Office of Fellowships and Awards,, 543-1070.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

SCAN | DESIGN Fellowship

The upcoming deadline for the SCAN|DESIGN FELLOWSHIP is FEBRUARY 15, 2009 for studies in Denmark.

The Fellowship is available for both advanced undergraduate students and graduate students.

More information can be found here:

Interested students are most welcome to contact me by e-mail if you/they have questions.

Students are welcome to meet with Anni Fuller, Fellowship Director on
Tuesdays: 10-4
Thursdays: 10-12:30
In 459 Schmitz Hall (IPE office)

Teaching Assistantship FISH 428

The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences anticipates an opening for a part-time (50% FTE) temporary (March 16 – June 15, 2009) Teaching Assistantship will be available in Spring 2009 for Fish 428:

Course Information:

Course Number and Name: FISH 428: Stream and Watershed Restoration
Quarter Offered: Spring 2009
Instructor Name: Dr. Phil Roni
Days and times of lectures and discussion sections:
*Lecture: MW 3:30 – 5:20pm
*Field Trips: plus field trips on 4/12, 4/25, 5/16

TA responsibilities include:
• TAs at 50% FTE should expect to average approximately 20 hours/week throughout the appointment period, with a total of 220 hours expected over the course of the appointment.
• Attend all lectures
• Score exams and assignments
• Maintain attendance, assignment completion and grading records.
• Facilitate labs and field trips, including pre-trip logistics
• Prepare handouts/overheads
• Conduct regular office hours
• Maintain course website
# Academic standing as a UW Graduate Student and eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship.
# Availability for full appointment timeframe (March 16 – June 15). If course responsibilities extend after the 15th, TAs should expect to participate (i.e., grading final projects and exams).
# Ability to give students feedback on writing assignments
# Proficiency with Word and Excel
# Website creation and maintenance skills
# Background in fish ecology, geomorphology and hydrology of fluvial habitats, current concepts for restoring river ecosystems (e.g., passive and active), habitat improvement techniques, economic evaluations, and case studies.
# Must be able to be certified as a UW Motorpool Driver before beginning of course; current drivers license.
# Current certification in First Aid, CPR (or must have by start of course, if hired).
# Current Animal Care Certification (online course - must have by start of course)
# Ability to hike and carry a backpack (30 lbs.)

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
# Experience as a teaching assistant or related experience.
Condition of Employment:
# Currently registered UW graduate student
# Valid drivers license

Teaching Assistants are required to register for a minimum of ten credits per quarter. A 50% FTE Assistantship pays a stipend (which varies depending on graduate level and student’s home department), health insurance and an operating fee waiver, which covers most of tuition. Successful applicants will be responsible for paying any student fees. The salary schedules are available at: Graduate Student Salary Schedule.

Application Process:
Part of the application process for this position includes 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;
# highlight your background and abilities directly related to this specific course;
# provide 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 Tuesday, February 10, 2009. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Decisions and notification to all applicants will be communicated by Friday, February 27, 2009.