Wednesday, February 4, 2009

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.