Thursday, April 28, 2011

Student System Administrator Position

The Capital Projects Office is seeking a student System Administrator to help with our 50 Windows Servers and 10 VMware ESX/ESXi servers. This position is for any student who wants hands on experience on setting up and maintaining servers and networks. You must be a student currently enrolled at the University of Washington. You can receive internship credit for this position if you like. We are hiring for summer which can turn into a fall to spring quarter employment.

Please email Brian Esemann at with your resume and a cover letter.

Setup, Manage and maintain our Windows and Linux servers, VMware ESX/ESXi hosts and Dell and Juniper switches and firewalls under the guidance of the senior sysadmins of CPO. Work on CPO’s IT projects that include, migration to Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop environment, setting up an IT disaster recovery center and plan, and migration from Prolog construction management software to Skire.
Preferred Skills:
• Experience with Microsoft Active Directory and Domain including:
a. Creating and editing user accounts
b. Adding and removing workstations and servers from the domain
• Experience with Microsoft operating systems including, Server 2003, Server 2008, Windows XP and Windows 7
• The ability to lift 30 pounds to install new equipment or move existing equipment
• Strong communication skills
Bonus Skills (not required):
• Experience with Dell, Cisco or Juniper managed switches or firewalls
• Experience with ISCSI SANS/networks or NAS
• Experience with Linux operating systems
• Experience with Scripting (PowerShell, Perl, Python, VB Script, Shell)
• Familiarity with backup software like Symantec, Arcserve, Microsoft or Acronis
• Experience with Citrix XenApp or XenDesktop

About Capital Projects Office:
Capital Projects Office plans, develops and delivers physical environments to support and enhance the University's mission. CPO manages design and construction of new and remodeled University facilities at the Seattle, Tacoma and Bothell campuses and remote facilities. We provide programming, pre-design, cost estimating, design and constructions services for building alterations, additions, new construction and grounds improvements. Projects range in size from a few thousand dollars to $100 million and have numbered over 250 in each of the last five years.

Summer 2011 Internship - Information Visualization

Internship Opportunity Summer 2011

Architects inundated with data about climate, zoning, and the energy performance of our buildings.

Information Visualization Intern to help us...
 Build an interactive dashboard for visualizing our built projects’ energy performance data.
 Assess site climate conditions by visualizing 30-year historical weather.
 Diagram our Building Information Modeling workflow.
What's in it for you:
 Be part of a firm of 100 collaborative architects, planners, and designers.
 Work closely with a small group of design technologists.
 Understand what data are critical to designing the built environment.
 Spend summer in Seattle.
 Compensation proportional to demonstrated skills and experience.
Summer 2011
Skills and Qualifications:
 Currently pursing (or recently finished) a graduate degree focused on Information Visualization, Visual Analytics, Interaction Design, or similar.
 Skills in Processing, Java, or Flash, etc.
 Experience with source data formatted in SQL, XML, etc.
 Demonstrable graphic design chops.

Please send enquiries and resume/CV/portfolio to:
(PDFs please: limit to 10 MB)

Our sites:

Monday, April 25, 2011

Teaching Assistants for College of the Environment 110


Req #: 73512Department: COLLEGE OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 04/22/2011
Closes On: 05/06/2011Compensation: Based on standard UW rates determined by student standing.
The College of the Environment has an outstanding opportunity for TWO Teaching Assistants for C ENV 110 “Introduction to Food and the Environment” for Autumn Quarter 2011, 9/16/2011 to 12/15/2011. This is a new introductory course offered by the College of the Environment to support environmental literacy for students across campus.

Course Information:
Instructor: Ray Hilborn, Professor, Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (

Course Schedule:
Lecture - MWF 12:30-1:20
Section AA - T 12:30-2:20
Section AB - T 12:30-2:20
Section AC - TH 12:30-2:20
Section AD - TH 12:30-2:20
Section AE - T 9:30-11:20
Section AF - TH 2:30-4:20

Course Description:
This course will use food production and consumption as an introduction to many of the elements of environmental science including nutrient cycles, population growth, food webs, water supply and demand, impact of exploitation on natural populations, land transformation, energy consumption and its impact on climate. Food is produced in a variety of ways; crops are grown, animals are fed on crops and or grazed, fish are caught in the ocean and fresh water, and fish are raised in aquaculture. Each method of food production impacts the environment in many ways through transformation of habitats, consumption of energy and release of CO2, pollution of waterways, soil erosion, and reduction in biodiversity. Understanding how food production affects and shapes the environment can help us make choices about what kinds of food we eat, but also can provide a window for learning about the basics of environmental science.

TA Responsibilities:
The TA will be responsible for approximately 20 hours of work per week related to the course. The primary duties of the TA will be: grading homework and exams and leading three discussion sections. There will be additional course-specific duties as required by the instructor, which may include helping managing electronic resources, meeting with students, and creating formally or informally a positive learning environment for students. Requirements: -Academic standing as a UW Graduate Student,
-Eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship
-Strong background in fundamentals of environmental science
-Background or interest in food systems, agriculture and food production, or other topics related to food and the environment
-Previous teaching (TA) 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. Desired: -Candidates from all disciplines are welcome. Condition of Employment: -Currently registered UW graduate student
Compensation: Based on standard UW rates determined by student standing

Salary information:
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.

Must apply online via UWHires: Search for Requisition #: 73512
Application Timeline:
Application review begins immediately. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
For priority consideration, apply by May 6, 2011.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.
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

Friday, April 22, 2011

Hourly Student Web Developer

Hourly Student Web Developer
University of Washington Information School

Location: The Information School, UW

Position Title: Student Web Developer

Anticipated Start Date: as soon as possible

Position Description
The University of Washington Information School is currently searching for a student to help manage the Information School website ( and write custom code to enhance site functionality.

Working with the Director of IT, the Director of Communications, and other faculty and staff, the student assistant will:

· Design, create and maintain web pages
· Write custom code to improve site functionality
· Delegate permission to pages so content authors can make changes/revisions
· Monitor the status of the website and answer help tickets addressed to “webmaster”
· Work to improve site content and organization by meeting with stake-holders
· Work to improve the usability of the site.

The workload will be 19.5 hours per week during the academic year and will extend through the summer.

· Web development knowledge including strong knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript
· PHP programming experience
· Database experience (SQL)
· Excellent technical writing and editing skills.
· Ability to work independently and as a team member
· Ability to manipulate graphics for web publishing (basic knowledge of Photoshop or similar)

Preferred Qualifications
· Experience using a Content Management System (CMS) such as Drupal
· Experience with MySQL
· Programming or scripting experience (Java, JavaScript, C#, PHP, or similar languages)
· Strong understanding of usability and accessibility principles
· Interest in web services and web analytics
· Completion of basic programming classes (such as CSE 142/143), completion of a web development related course (such as CSE 190M, INFO 343/344), and completion of a database course (such as INFO 340)

Salary: $15-$16 per hour depending on experience

This position is open to all qualified University of Washington students. This position is not benefits eligible. Please direct questions to Crystal Yost, Assistant HR Manager,

To apply:
1. Please include a cover letter briefly describing your skills and experiences relevant to this type of position in one page or less. In it, provide a link to a website or sites that you have previously created and/or maintained.
2. Attach a current resume that includes your work history and academic accomplishments.

Please submit all application materials to Ulibee Corner (Please include “Student Webmaster” in the subject line) or to Mary Gates Hall, Suite 370, no later than Friday, May 6th to be considered for this position. All applicants will be contacted within two weeks after of the closing date.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans are encouraged to apply.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies Scholarships

Deadline for all awards: June 13, 2011


Each year, the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to students at the University of Washington who exhibit a commitment to labor/social justice research or practice, or are pursuing a career in labor relations.

This year, we are excited to offer at least four scholarships to undergraduate students, each worth $5,500.

The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies seeks proposals from University of Washington graduate students for grants of $1,500-$2,500, for research about work, workers, and their organizations.

Research may focus on any dimension of labor in the United States or abroad, including but not limited to class relations, the social conditions of work, the labor process, working-class culture or politics, work and gender, work and race/ethnicity, the relationship between labor and the state, unions, or comparative international labor relations.

Applicants must demonstrate the significance of their proposed research to the interdisciplinary field of labor studies. Proposals must indicate how the research is likely to generate important new information, interpretations, scholarly resources, and contributions to the applicant's field.

For information on these awards, application processes, required application materials, and more, visit or contact:

Andrew Hedden, Program Coordinator
Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies
(206) 543-7946,

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Graduate Research Assistant

UW Center for Workforce Development
Graduate Research Assistant, Quantitative

The Center for Workforce Development (CWD) at the University of Washington is seeking a graduate research assistant to assist in a newly funded research project to assess the impact of undergraduate student interventions in engineering. CWD creates customized programs to develop the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce through recruitment, retention, and advancement strategies. The Center conducts research and evaluation in the areas of gender and ethnic diversity in STEM. The graduate research assistant position will be available starting September 2011.

The graduate research assistant reports to the Director for Research in the Center for Workforce Development and is a member of a highly collaborative team working on CWD projects. Duties include the following:

1. Contribute to research and evaluation on institutional climate, race and gender issues in higher education and other issues identified as CWD priorities;
2. Contribute to high quality survey development, data collection, data management, and analysis as needed for the research and evaluation programs managed by CWD, particularly the multi-institutional climate survey/focus groups and others;
3. Manage assigned research tasks, which may include human subjects approval applications, maintain organized project files, coordinate with participating institutions, study enrollment, literature reviews, iocus groups, observations, and/or surveys;
4. Organize and implement a small conference for 40-50 people in Washington, DC.
5. Author and/or co-author research reports for dissemination in print and web-based media;
6. Contribute to research project design and the development of CWD research proposals.

• Excellent research, writing and oral communication skills;
• Research experience and background in diversity issues in a college or university setting;
• Experience using quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to collect and analyze data;
• Experience using computer software to perform statistical analyses and data management (i.e., Access, SPSS, Excel, and Microsoft Word);
• Experience analyzing survey data using multivariate statistical models;
• Experience in effectively communicating research results to a wide variety of audiences;
• Knowledge of web-based resources and web search skills;
• Currently enrolled graduate student at the University of Washington.

The position requires at least a one-year commitment, and compensation will be at the Research Assistant level (i.e., depending on progress in graduate program, monthly stipend plus tuition remission and health insurance).

To apply:
Send a letter of interest, a writing sample and your resume/CV by May 15, 2011 to:

Elizabeth Litzler
Director for Research
Center for Workforce Development
101 Wilson Annex, Box 352135
Seattle, WA 98195-2135
(206) 543-4810

If you have questions or need more information, please feel free to email Liz at

Teaching Assistants for DIS_ST 230

The Disability Studies Program is planning to hire 2 graduate students for 50% appointments as Teaching Assistants for DIS_ST 230, Introduction to Disability Studies offered Fall Quarter 2011. Enrollment is approximately 100 students. Lectures will be Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10:30-11:20 AM, and 50-minute quiz sections will meet on both Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Job requirements: The specific job tasks will vary somewhat depending on the instructor, but generally include the following:

1. Attending all lectures.
2. Leading quiz sections (format will usually be discussion of readings and lecture materials).
3. Reading all course materials.
4. Holding office hours and responding to email from students.
5. Grading all assignments submitted by the students in your quiz section(s) and maintaining grading records.
6. Proctoring exams.
7. Attending regular meetings with the instructor.
8. Optional: prepare and deliver one or two lectures.

Hiring criteria: Graduate students in any discipline with a background in the academic field of disability studies are encouraged to apply.

Applications: If you are interested, please send a one page description of your experiences in teaching, research, and disability studies, your curriculum vitae, and the name/contact information for a faculty member who knows your background and skills. This information should be sent to Dennis Lang at by 5 PM on May 15, 2011. Preliminary interviews will be held soon after that date.

*Please note that these appointments are dependent on final funding allocation.*

Monday, April 11, 2011

English Liaison/Instruction and Reference Librarian

POSITION: English Liaison/Instruction and Reference Librarian
PCN: 305040, Full-time, tenure-track, regular appointment w/ benefits
LOCATION: UAA/APU Consortium Library - Anchorage, AK
BENEFITS: Salary: minimum $60K annually; excellent benefits, including
health and life insurance; tuition waiver benefits; represented by
bargaining unit.

The Consortium Library at the University of Alaska Anchorage is
recruiting for an Instruction and Reference Librarian with enthusiasm
and a strong commitment to information literacy instruction, user
education services, and assessment. This librarian should be highly
productive, innovative, and technologically adept, as well as
committed to exploring and understanding user experiences and
integrating new technologies and e-pedagogy into instruction.

The successful candidate will serve as instruction, reference, and
collection development liaison to the programs in English, Preparatory
English, and Creative Writing at both the University of Alaska
Anchorage (UAA) and Alaska Pacific University (APU). Liaisons provide
leadership in planning, developing, delivering, and assessing library
services for their respective programs. Outreach to academic programs
is a significant component of this position.

Instruction and Reference Librarians provide workshops in library
research strategies to classes in their disciplines, as well as
instruction for General Education Requirement (GER) and developmental
courses. Teaching responsibilities include actively promoting,
developing, and delivering face-to-face and distance instruction in
various formats. This position participates in the scheduling of
library instruction sessions and in a teaching rotation for LS 101, a
one credit online introduction to library research course.

Education and experience required for this position:
*A Master's Degree from an ALA-accredited Library and Information
Science program or equivalent
*Undergraduate or advanced degree in English, Literature, Rhetoric,
Languages, Creative Writing, or equivalent discipline/work experience
*One year of teaching experience

Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position:
*Knowledge of instruction, information literacy, and instructional assessment
*Experience providing reference services to diverse populations
*Experience with web-based instructional technologies, such as
Camtasia, Captivate, LibGuides, e-portfolios, course management
systems, etc.
*Experience with online resources, tools, and services, including
databases, catalogs, full-text sources, web 2.0 including social
media, and current office productivity software, etc.
*Experience with marketing and outreach
*Evidence of participation in collaborative work

Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities for this position.
*Experience with instructional design/curriculum development,
including knowledge of e-pedagogy
*Collection development experience
*Knowledge of scholarly communication trends in the Humanities
*Leadership skills or experience
*Academic library experience

All applications must be submitted online:
Go to
Referring to PCN 305040, upload a cover letter of application, resume
or curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, email, and telephone
and fax numbers of at least three references.

For full consideration please apply by May 16, 2011. Applications
will be accepted until the recruitment is closed. Candidates are
encouraged to apply by the review date to receive full consideration.
Applications must be complete in order to be reviewed.

Coral Sheldon-Hess | UAA/APU Consortium Library | Web Services Librarian | @web_librarian | skype: artificialinanity