Monday, February 28, 2011

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Service-Learning Coordinator

The Carlson Leadership& Public Service Center is seeking a graduate student or advanced undergraduate student to join our team as a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Service-Learning Coordinator. As a sub-grantee of Washington Campus Compact’s Learn and Serve America Program, the Northwest Sustainability Initiative, we seek to increase service-learning opportunities for undergraduate students in STEM disciplines (particularly those focused on sustainability), to improve partnerships with on campus Registered Student Organizations with a sustainability focus, and to increase collaboration with the UW Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Office.

As a part of the University of Washington Center for Experiential Learning (, the Carlson Leadership& Public Service Center ( is committed to engaging undergraduates in understanding, building and improving our communities. Working at the Carlson Center provides a unique opportunity to learn about public service and the world of non-profit organizations, as well as gain a better understanding of what it takes to cultivate partnerships between the University of Washington, community organizations, and students. Working at the Carlson Center also means having fun and joining a talented team of hard working and passionate people!

• Good organizational skills and excellent attention to detail
• Ability to work independently
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Able to communicate effectively with people (especially students) of diverse backgrounds.
• Experience or interest in community-based learning (volunteer service, service-learning, internships, etc.)
• Preferred but not required: academic studies in a STEM field

Hours: 15 hrs/week. Flexible scheduling within normal business hours. Prefer ability to work over spring break, but not required.

Compensation: $12-$15 per hour depending on experience and qualifications

Duration: Spring Quarter 2011, with the potential for continuation in Summer 2011 and the 2011/2012 academic year.

Selection: Priority will be given to candidates who apply by March 9, 2011.

Application Procedure:
Submit a letter explaining your interest in the position and working at the Carlson Center, along with a resume indicating previous work experience and computer skills. Please include the name and contact information for two references. Application materials should be emailed to Rachel Vaughn at

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or

Rachel L. Vaughn
Carlson Leadership& Public Service Center
120 Mary Gates Hall, Box 352803
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-2803
phone: 206/616-4359 fax: 206/616.4389
email: web:

Sunday, February 27, 2011

A. R. Zipf Fellowship 2011

From the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) website:

The Council on Library and Information Resources has established a fellowship to honor A. R. Zipf, a pioneer in information management systems. He was a guiding force in many of the dramatic technological changes that occurred in the banking industry over the course of his forty-year career with the Bank of America. The fellowship is awarded annually to a student who is enrolled in graduate school, in the early stages of study, and who shows exceptional promise for leadership and technical achievement in information management.

Federal Librarians Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship

From the ALA website;
The Federal Librarians Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship is given to a library school student who has an interest in working in a Federal library. The student will receive a scholarship award of $1,500. Students who are currently enrolled in any ALA-accredited library school, who do not already have an ALA accredited degree, and who have expressed an interest in some aspect of Federal librarianship are eligible. Applicants must be full or part-time students at the time of application. Students nominate themselves for this award and a letter of reference from a Federal librarian, a library school professor, etc. may be emailed to the Awards Committee in support of an application.

For more information, see

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Student Office Assistant -- Astronomy Department

Student office assistant needed in the Department of Astronomy!

The Department of Astronomy is currently seeking a student
office assistant. The ideal candidate would be available to
start the job for spring quarter, continue working through
the summer and into the next academic year.

~10 hrs/week during academic quarters
Up to 19.5 hrs/week during breaks and summer depending on
project availability
$9.50-$10/hr depending on experience
Flexible work schedule within the hours of M-F 8am-5pm with
occasional evening or weekend hours available

Duties and Responsibilities:
Administrative duties include reception, data entry, filing
and other clerical support. Specifically involves working in
the following areas:

• Disseminating information, scheduling, office supply
orders, photocopying
• Assist with event planning: menus/catering, venue
reservations, confirmations
• Updating databases & website
• Cover front desk
• Correspondence, including mail merges, mail preparation
and distribution
• Preparing & updating bulletin boards, run errands
• Assisting with classroom setup
• Other administrative duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
Ability to work well both as a member of a small team and
independently; good work habits; creative problem solving
skills and attention to detail; ability to follow through;
customer service; ability to keep a job schedule.
Skills Required: Experience in use of office equipment such
as fax, phones and copy machines; good communication skills,
and ability using the Web to search for information.
Desirable: Knowledge of UW administrative procedures;
computer proficiency with MS Office: Access, Word and Excel.

Educational Benefits:
Work with public, faculty, staff, and a diverse student
population in an academic office setting will provide a
broad base of both professional and personal experience.
Experience in applying computer usage skills in
administrative environment and learning administrative
skills will build capacity for future professional development.

Due to the sensitive nature of some of the tasks and
information the student is exposed to, we are seeking
non-Astronomy and non-Physics majors for this position.

To apply: email your resume to
with "student office assistant" in the subject line.
Deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 1 by 3pm.

Questions can be directed to


Saturday, February 19, 2011

ASUW - 2 positions

Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW) is accepting application for a Computer Administrator. A brief description follows. For links to more information and the application, visit:

Computer Administrator
**The application deadline for this position is Friday, March 4th by 11:59pm. Job description is subject to change.
The ASUW Computer Administrator is responsible for upkeep and troubleshooting of the ASUW computer hardware and software in the organization. Additionally a growing area of the job is unix systems administration and programing for the web. This is a great way to get hands on experience with these highly marketable skills while affecting change and leaving a lasting impact on the University.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

TA-ship ENVIR 300

Teaching Assistant, ENVIR 300: Environmental Decision Making Spring Quarter 2011
Req #: 71527
The Program on the Environment (PoE) is an interdisciplinary program emphasizing undergraduate education in environmental studies. ENVIR 300 is a core course required for students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Environmental Studies.

Course Information:
Instructors: Elizabeth Wheat & Jessica Kleiss, Program on the Environment Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows

Course Schedule: T/Th, 9:30-11:30 AM

Course Description: A significant feature of this course is its interdisciplinary approach to thinking about facts and values. This course will draw from a range of natural and social science disciplines to address environmental issues, as highlighted in specific, place-based cases. Students will learn how data from the social and natural sciences are utilized when environmental decisions are made. This course will focus on the distinction and entanglement of facts and values in environmental decision making. The word facts refers to empirical, “universally valid” knowledge about the world. Values indicate the system of beliefs, morals, and opinions of an individual or social group. We will work our way through local, regional, national, and international environmental cases. Through the lens of these cases students will come to better understand how facts and values are intermingled in environmental decisions.

TA Responsibilities:
The TA will be responsible for approximately 20hrs of work per week related to the course. The primary duties of the TA will be: grading papers and leading discussion section. There will be additional course-specific duties as required by the instructors which may include helping managing electronic resources, meeting with students, and creating formally or informally a positive learning environment for students.

-Academic standing as a UW Graduate Student and eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship.
-Previous teaching experience.
-Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

-Candidates from all disciplines are welcome.

To apply, go to UWHires:

Monday, February 7, 2011


Information and application form at:

Application deadline: MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011 AT NOON.

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the availability of Huckabay Teaching Fellowships for the 2011-12 academic year. Fellows will receive a monthly stipend equivalent to the PDTA 2 level (currently $1761/month), a waiver of state tuition (students in fee-based programs are not eligible), and Graduate Appointee Insurance (GAIP), and must enroll in GRDSCH 620 (Teaching Mentorship Seminar) in winter 2012.

These one-quarter awards are intended to give graduate students an opportunity to work on a specific project focused on teaching and learning at the college and university level. Projects are to be proposed by students, who will find faculty Teaching Mentors, either from UW or from a nearby community college, college, or university to collaborate with them in their projects. During the project, these collaborations between the Fellow and the Mentor should allow the student to benefit from the faculty member’s expertise in teaching, while maintaining a focus centered on the student’s teaching interests. These fellowships cannot be used to teach a course.

These fellowships are funded by a private endowment established by Durward and Susan Huckabay, UW alumni and Laureates, in order to further graduate education at the University of Washington.

Huckabay Fellowships are not intended to fund a student’s academic research, but rather, to broaden the student’s graduate education, particularly in the area of teaching and learning. Proposals will be evaluated by an interdisciplinary committee which will use the criteria listed below. The proposal should:

- Clearly identify a need in instruction or curriculum and demonstrate why this need is important and should be addressed.
- Reflect a clearly explained methodology that is appropriate for addressing the need.
- Make clear the tasks the Fellow will undertake in the collaboration on the project, demonstrating the Fellow-centered nature of the proposal.
- Stipulate plans for assessing the success of the project (including but not limited to student ratings, if appropriate).
- Provide evidence that the student is well qualified to undertake the tasks outlined in the application.
- Describe the Teaching Mentor’s active participation in the project and make clear the ways in which he or she will assist the Fellow in becoming a better teacher.
- Provide evidence of the Teaching Mentor's reflective practice as a teacher that qualifies him or her to undertake the tasks outlined in the proposal.
- Outline the opportunities that the Fellow will have to teach or otherwise use the results of the project, if applicable (note: this fellowship cannot be used to teach a course)

Any faculty member from UW or a nearby college or university is eligible to be a Teaching Mentor.

Graduate students benefit from having multiple faculty mentors, so applicants should consider working with someone other than their research advisors at the UW. Students can also benefit from working with faculty at one of the other higher education institutions in the Seattle area. Faculty mentors may work with only one Huckabay Fellow at a time.

Questions can be directed to Marilyn Gray, Fellowships & Awards, at or 543-7152.