Grad student job: Q SCI 483 Teaching Assistant & Lab Assistant position

Center for Quantitative Science

Spring 2017

Teaching Assistant Positions

The Center for Quantitative Science is accepting part-time (50% FTE) Teaching Assistant and Lab Assistant applications for spring 2017.  Applications are being accepted for the following courses:

Q Sci 483 Statistical Inference in Applied Research II, Professor John Skalski

  • Teaching Assistant (1)

  • Lab Assistant (1)



  • TAs at 50% FTE should expect to average approximately 20 hours/week, 220 hours for the quarter, 03/16/2017 – 06/15/2017

  • Providing occasional lectures

  • Running labs, help sessions and recitation sessions

  • Grading homework and exams

  • Maintaining office hours

  • TAs are generally expected to attend the courses to which they are assigned

Lab Assistant:

  • 3-5 hours weekly total for the first five weeks of spring quarter 2017

  • Attend lab sessions and troubleshoot computing problems in real time (TH 1130-120 in MGH 044)

TA/Assistant Requirements:

  • Must be competent in statistics. (Prior experience with Q SCI 482-3 series preferred)

  • Must be fluent in R programming

  • Current academic standing as a UW Graduate Student and eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship

  • Availability for full appointment and class time frame (see appointment dates above)

  • Experience as a TA or Lecturer

  • Background and enthusiasm to communicate effectively with biology, zoology, conservation, ecology and natural resource management students.

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



  • A 50% FTE Teaching Assistantship pays a stipend which varies depending on graduate level based on the non-variable (regular) rate.  Contact the Center for Quantitative Science office for more information on stipend levels.  Teaching Assistants will be required to register for a minimum of 10 credits per quarter that they hold an Assistantship; the successful applicant will be responsible for paying any student fees.  Operating fee (including most of tuition) will be paid.  Graduate Appointee accident/sickness insurance will be provided.

  • This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions.

Lab Assistant:

  • An hourly position with approximately 3-5 hours per week for the first five weeks of the quarter. Tuition and fees are not covered as part of this appointment. In order to maintain eligibility for this appointment, you will need to be enrolled for at least 4 credits (graduate masters and professional students), 2 credits (PhD candidates) for each quarter in which you hold the appointment.

Application Process:

Submit the following to

  • Resume/CV

  • Brief statement of how your skills and experiences are a match for the position. Include your home department, advisor, and academic status (in Masters Program, In PhD program but haven’t completed general exam, completed General Exam). Note whether or not you have served as a TA or Reader/Grader before. List Q SCI or equivalent courses you have completed.

Deadline Friday, 3/3/2017

Questions?  Contact

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

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