Thursday, May 21, 2009

Graduate Student Assistant - McNair Scholars

The McNair/Early Identification Program is now accepting applications for the position of Graduate Student Adviser(GSA). The GSAs(Graduate Student Adviser) in McNair/EIP have multiple duties: teacher, adviser, mentor and logistical officer for our first-generation, low-income, and traditionally under-represented students bound for graduate school. This particular individual should be have excellent response time, accuracy, and etiquette in executing orders from the Program Coordinator and an Associate Director of both Programs in a no nonsense work environment.

For further information, interested UW Graduate Students can visit:

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Graduate Student Assistant - Odegaard Writing and Research Center

The Odegaard Writing & Research Center (OWRC) seeks a Graduate Student Assistant/Research Assistant to manage the center for the 2009-10 academic year.
The Odegaard Writing & Research Center (OWRC) is in its fourth year of operations as collaboration between the College of Arts & Sciences and the University of Washington Libraries.

Duties :
• Train, oversee, assess and otherwise support student writing tutors.
• Develop supporting materials for the operation of the center and training of tutors.
• Locate and develop College-wide sources for possible writing tutors.
• Perform general administrative duties, such as scheduling meetings, managing the budget, tracking student usage to forecast the number of tutors needed each week/quarter, verifying time sheets, writing reports, keeping, organizing, and reporting relevant records, following-up on emails, photocopying.

• Attend meetings with Odegaard library administrators, the Director of the College of Arts & Sciences Writing Program, and other university entities.
• Develop independent ideas on potential projects, organizational strategies, and future goals for the OWRC.
• Publicize the OWRC with faculty and students.
• Manage the database, OWRC website and center computer stations.
• Network with other writing centers on campus.
• Work as a tutor for students in the OWRC. Summer work will include tutor support for Discovery Seminar offerings;
• Work with library professionals on incorporating research information into the writing and tutorial process.
Flexibly taking on other tasks as they arise.

To apply
Submit letter of application, current CV, and contact information for three references to:

Professor John Webster, Director of Writing for the College of Arts & Sciences
Department of English 354330

Applications are due June 1, 2009. Interviews will be completed within two weeks of application deadline. Starting date to be negotiated, but preferred as soon as practically possible after completion of interviews.

• Graduate student in good standing


• Substantial experience with writing centers and the teaching of writing
• Supervisory, managerial, and interpersonal skills
• Ability to conceive of, and complete, tasks independently
• Strong writing and organizational skills
• Knowledge of (or aptitude for) basic Webpage upkeep, MS Office, as well as some ability to operate and maintain pc computers

Condition of Employment:
Graduate Staff Assistant, up to 12-month position beginning late Summer Quarter 2008.
220 hours per quarter. (This position is governed by the existing UW/UAW union contract.)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Teaching Assistantships - Global Health

GH 415 / GH 515: Challenges in Global Health
Professor Christopher Murray

Fall Quarter 2009

This course will provide an introduction to the health problems of the world's populations, and the major challenges to improving health at a global level to undergraduate and graduate students. It is an inter-disciplinary exploration of the factors that account for these health patterns, ranging from their physiological basis to their economic, social and political context. Topics include: infectious diseases, injuries, risk factors, health system performance, and the role of international agencies in shaping the landscape of global health policy. Special attention will be paid to how we know what we know about global health.

Position summary and responsibilities: Professor Christopher Murray is seeking two Teaching Assistants for the Undergraduate and Graduate portions of this course. Based on academic qualifications and experience, selected individuals will be assigned and responsible for either the Undergraduate or Graduate section of this course. Teaching Assistants will be supervised by Professor Christopher Murray and responsible for the following items:

o Lead and facilitate quiz/discussion sections.
o Support students with course assignments and papers.
o Help students achieve to learning objectives.
o Grade problem sets, projects and exams.
o Write problem sets and draft exams.
o Contribute to maintenance of course website.

Weekly hours: 20

Start date: September 20, 2009

End date: December 17, 2009


• Master’s or PhD student.
• Strong quantitative background.
• Related research or coursework in the disciplines of Public Health: Demography, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Global health, Health services, Environmental and Occupational Health.

Monthly Salary:

• Depending upon academic eligibility, monthly salary will range from 1,488 to 1,718.
• Monthly earnings are based on the Standard UW TA salaries
(Listed at

Benefits: GAIP Insurance and Tuition except about $230/quarter if 20 hours per week and employed 5 out of 6 half-month pay periods/quarter. No benefits if less.

How to apply:

Application Deadline: May 28

Required application materials:

• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae or resume
• Unofficial academic transcript

Send required materials to:

Email applications materials to:


Contact Sean Lassiter at or (206) 897-2832.

Reader/Grader INFO 344 & 343 - The Information School

Reader/Grader INFO 344 & INFO 343 – Summer Quarter 2009
University of Washington Information School

The Information School, UW

Position Title
Reader/Grader for INFO 343: Web Technologies (Summer A Session)
Reader/Grader for INFO 344: Web Tools and Development (Summer B Session)

Start Date: 06/16/2009
End Date: 08/31/2009

Position Description
We are seeking applicants for one hourly Reader/Grader position supporting two undergraduate web development courses that will be taught back-to-back in summer 2009. INFO 343: Web Technologies, will be taught in A-term. Informatics 344: Web tools and development in B-term. INFO 343 focuses on client side web development and scripting while INFO 344 focuses on server side web development.

Responsibilities include coordinating lectures and activities with the instructor, grading student assignments, and helping students in the lab and in office hours.

This position will average 19.5 hours per week.

Required Qualification
• Highly proficient in website design and webpage creation tools and techniques
• Extensively skilled with HTML, XML, CSS, and JavaScript
• Experience with an object-oriented programming language (C# preferred, Java acceptable) and relational databases (SQL Server or MySQL)

Desired Qualification
• Able to work with .NET and Visual Studio development
• Experience with web services

This position is open to all University of Washington students. Students will be compensated at a competitive hourly rate DOE. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Crystal Yost, Human Resources Coordinator

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 noon on Monday, June 1, 2009. All candidates will be contacted within one week of closing date.

Note: This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit: