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University of Washington
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Job Status: Open
No of Vacancies: 4
Date Posted: December 11, 2017
Expiry Date: December 11, 2017
Job Type: Temporary
Job Level: Mid level
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Salary Type: Negotiable
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Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Position Description:

The University of Washington (UW) Robinson Center for Young Scholars (RC), in partnership with the College of Education (CoE) seeks to fill a twelve-month postdoctoral position in Gifted Education. The successful candidate will have an appointment in the College of Education, but will work on research projects at the RC.  This position will be fully funded by the RC, with a start date of Fall Term 2018 – June 2019, with the possibility of renewal contingent upon funding and successful performance of the position’s responsibilities. The successful candidate will work on:

  • Designing research studies related to effectiveness and impact of Robinson Center programs;
  • Developing research based curriculum for professional development;
  • Other related duties and projects as needed.

This is a full-time position at the non-tenure rank of Research Associate.

Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will have a PhD or doctoral degree in Education, with an emphasis in Gifted Education Studies.

 Conditions of Employment:

  • A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to employment.

Apply:

Applications should include: (1) a detailed letter of interest describing qualifications and experience; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) two examples of scholarly writing (these need not be published articles); (4) three letters of recommendation; and (5) diversity statement. Please submit your application packet by email to coejobs@uw.edu, with the subject line Gifted Education Research Associate.

Send queries about this position to Dr. Nancy B. Hertzog at nhertzog@uw.edu. To apply, visit the following website and seek ad #NN26100: http://ap.washington.edu/ahr/academic-jobs/school/college-of-education/. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but must be received by April 2, 2018 for full consideration. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

Saturday Enrichment Instructor

Position Description:

The Robinson Center (RC) is seeking candidates to teach classes for highly interested and motivated students in the Saturday Enrichment Program. The quarterly program will serve students currently in the
K-8th grade. This position involves curriculum development, class instruction, supervision of a teaching assistant, and working with the Robinson Center staff on activities related to dissemination.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Course development and instruction;
  • Preparation of course materials, syllabi, lectures and presentations. Some of these will be kept on file at the Robinson Center for dissemination with teacher consent as appropriate;
  • Preparation of student assessments to monitor student progress;
  • Class preparation time as required;
  • Communication with students and families;
  • Collaboration with the Robinson Center Staff on dissemination of class activities;
  • Approving teaching assistant’s timesheets;
  • Other duties as needed.

Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in subject matter;
  • At least two years teaching experience;
  • Experiencing teaching youth identified as highly capable;
  • Able to attend all class sessions and staff orientation;
  • The ability to work collaboratively with staff and students at the Robinson Center.

Desired:

  • Experience teaching academically advanced pre-K – 12th grade students.

Conditions of Employment:

  • A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to employment;
  • Work schedule with varying hours on Saturdays of each quarter.

Apply:

Send a letter of interest, resume, and abstract of the proposed class (100-150 words with subject matter and proposed title) to Kim Lee, kctlee@uw.edu.

Saturday Enrichment Teaching Aide

Position Description:

The Robinson Center (RC) is seeking Teaching Aide candidates to assist Saturday Program Instructors in classes for highly interested and motivated students in the Saturday Enrichment Program. The quarterly program will serve students currently in the K-8th grade.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Attending all class meetings;
  • Assist in daily attendance taking;
  • Prepping and assisting the instructor in class activities;
  • Work with students individually and in group settings;
  • Copying of course materials;
  • Documenting class activities with RC equipment;
  • Entering and submitting accurate hours worked on the UW online timesheet;
  • Other duties as needed.

Requirements:

  • Matriculating UW student status;
  • Genuine interest interacting and working with advanced elementary and middle-school students;
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently with staff and students at the Robinson Center.

Conditions of Employment:

  • A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to employment;

Apply:

1.  Submit a letter of interest, resume, and unofficial transcript to: https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/kctlee/39436

Summer Program Instructor

Position Description:

The Center is seeking instructors to design and teach a multidisciplinary course appropriate for highly capable students and providing an academic experience for those who are participating in the Robinson Center’s 2018 Summer Program: Summer Challenge, a 3-week summer commuter program for students currently in the 5th -6th grade, and Summer Stretch, a 5-week summer program for 7th -10th graders.   This position involves day-to-day class instruction, supervision of teaching aides, and weekly and final individual progress reports.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Attending staff orientation prior to the start of the Summer Program;
  • Designing and developing course curriculum, with advice of the Summer Program Director, Principal and Assistant Principal;
  • Preparing all course materials, including letters to be sent to students, syllabus, tests assignments, and informational handouts;
  • Classroom instruction;
  • Supervision of teaching aide(s);
  • Approving teaching assistant’s timesheets;
  • Coordination of all fieldtrips and purchasing of supplies;
  • Assessment of students’ progress, and completion of weekly progress reports and final transcripts;
  • Other duties as needed.

Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in subject matter;
  • Experiencing teaching youth identified as highly capable;
  • Able to attend all class sessions and staff orientation;
  • The ability to work collaboratively with staff and students at the Robinson Center.

Desired:

  • Experience teaching academically advanced 5th – 11th grade students.

Conditions of Employment:

  • A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to employment.

Apply:

Send a letter of interest, resume, and abstract of the proposed class (100-150 words with subject matter and proposed title) to Kim Lee, kctlee@uw.edu.