The Center for Workforce Development (CWD) at the University of Washington is seeking a graduate research assistant. CWD creates customized programs to develop the workforce through recruitment, retention, and advancement strategies. The Center conducts research and evaluation in the areas of gender and ethnic diversity in science and engineering. Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) is one of the divisions of CWD. The graduate research assistant position (20 hours/week) will be available starting Winter Quarter 2009.
The graduate research assistant reports to the Director for New & International Initiatives in the Center for Workforce Development and is a member of a highly collaborative team working on CWD projects. Primary duties include the following:
1. Provide technical support for various evaluation projects related to female faculty development and student diversity in science and engineering fields;
2. Contribute to data collection and analysis as needed for annual reports and program management of the University of Washington’s Center for Institutional Change;
3. Work collaboratively with CWD staff on related projects as needed.
4. Manage assigned research tasks, which may include literature reviews, interviews, observations, and/or surveys;
5. Identification and development of appropriate survey instruments for institutional or departmental studies and evaluation projects;
6. Author or co-author research reports for dissemination in print and web-based media.
• Excellent research, writing and oral communication skills;
• Research experience and background in diversity and equity 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 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., monthly stipend commensurate with graduate level, tuition remission, and health insurance).
Send a letter of interest, a writing sample and your resume by December 1, 2008 to:
Priti Mody-Pan, Director of New & International Initiatives
Center for Workforce Development
101 Wilson Annex, Box 352135
Seattle, WA 98195-2135
(206) 543-4810; email@example.com
If you have questions or need more information, please feel free to email Priti at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Suzanne Brainard, Executive Director of the Center for Workforce Development at email@example.com.
The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.