Monday, October 18, 2010

UW Student Position


Req #: 68909
Job Location:
Seattle Campus
Posting Date:
Closing Info:
Closes On 10/29/2010
Compensation: $12.00/hour
Union Position:

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

Applicants MUST apply via UWHires. Please do NOT send any applications materials directly to the department.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

Program on the Environment has an outstanding opportunity for a Reader/Grader for Environmental Studies Capstone Courses, Autumn 2010.

The UW Program on the Environment is seeking a reader/grader to provide support for ENVIR 490 (Pre-Capstone Seminar) and ENVIR 492 (Post-Capstone Seminar) in the Autumn Quarter of 2010. The capstone sequence of courses (ENVIR 490–491–492) is required for all UW seniors majoring in Environmental Studies. These courses are designed to provide students with hands-on experience in environment-related work, to improve their written and oral communication skills, and to help them prepare for their next steps after graduation—either in graduate school or in a career field. As such, the reader/grader will copyedit not only traditional academic products (rough and final drafts of papers) but also resumes and work plans.

More information on the capstone courses can be found at:

Responsibilities include:
The capstone reader/grader’s primary role is to help the capstone instructor copyedit student work. The reader/grader will provide feedback on
draft capstone proposals and learning contracts written by pre-capstone students
*drafts of analysis papers written by post-capstone students
*smaller assignments meant to help students create the products listed above Requirements:
*Professional copyediting experience and/or
*Experience providing individualized feedback in writing-intensive courses

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. Desired: The ideal candidate will have a background in teaching and/or research about environment-related issues. Familiarity with multiple types of writing, an interdisciplinary teaching background, and experience with capstone or career-preparation courses are also desirable. Condition of Employment:
*Currently registered UW graduate student
*Compensation: $12.00/hour. The reader/grader will need to work a total of 40 to 70 hours during spring quarter, and most of the work can be completed independently from any location.

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

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: UW/UAW Contract Preamble.

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.

Applicants will be prompted to submit:
(1) Current CV/resume
(2) Two to three references (name, title, phone, email)
(3) Cover Letter
Some applicants will be invited to provide feedback on sample student work at a one-hour editing evaluation.

Application Timeline:
Application review begins immediately. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

For priority consideration, apply by: 10/29/2010
Notification: 11/5/2010
Acceptance: 11/8/2010 The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 / 206.543.6452 (tty) or