We are now accepting
applications for a Graduate Student Advisor (GSA) position for the
Early Identification (EIP)/McNair Program in the Office of Minority
Affairs and Diversity. Graduate students who are currently
seeking employmnent for the 2014-2015 academic year are encouraged
to apply. The appointment will begin on or around September
2014 and continue through the end of the academic year,
June 15, 2015.
EIP provides services designed to give undergraduate students a
competitive advantage when applying to graduate schools. This
program was formed in 1985 to encourage undergraduate students to
enter graduate programs and assist them with the application
process. Although EIP offers assistance and support to all
qualifying students who are considering graduate and professional
careers, the program places special emphasis on encouraging
underrepresented and educationally/economically disadvantaged
students to pursue the doctoral degree.
The McNair Program prepares low-income, first generation
undergraduates and undergraduates from underrepresented groups for
doctoral study. In 1999, the University of Washington received
funding for this program from the U.S. Department of Education. The
goal of the program is to increase the representation of
economically and educationally disadvantaged groups in academic and
research positions. Each year, the program has 27 McNair Scholars.
GSAs' responsibilities include but are not limited to:
(1) meeting regularly with EIP and McNair students as well as other
(2) preparing the McNair Annual Performance Report for the U.S.
Department of Education in Fall Quarter, via telephone and other
(3) guiding students through the graduate/professional school
application process via pre-graduate advising, design/preparation
and instruction of the senior seminar in the Fall Quarter (General
(4) assisting with the coordination and implementation of our joint
Spring Quarter research conference (scheduled next year for mid-May
In addition, Graduate Advisors assist the Director, Associate
Director, and Program Coordinator with other administrative duties,
including the planning of program events, outreach efforts and
recruitment, program evaluation, database management, emails and web
page development and updates.
(a) be currently enrolled in a graduate program at the University of
(b) have significant teaching, mentoring, or advising experiences in
college or university settings;
(c) have a demonstrated commitment to working with underrepresented
and educationally/economically disadvantaged students;
(d) display strong writing, editing, and public speaking skills; and
(e) possess strong computer and technical skills (i.e., familiarity
with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, Page
Maker/InDesign, Pine e-mail platform, Word Press, and
HTML/Dreamweaver/MS Expression Web).
We give priority consideration to graduate students enrolled in
Ph.D. programs with well advanced standing. While we welcome
applicants from any discipline, this year, we especially
encourage students who are enrolled in social science or humanities
programs, who possess exceptionally strong writing, journal editing,
and advising skills and experience (To provide an
approximate caliber of individual(s) we are looking for: Our recent
liberal arts GSAs have transitioned to tenure track professor
positions to major universities such as St. John’s and University of
Vermont in English, Anthropology, and other disciplines). In
addition, we are possibly looking for another STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) GSA. A solid background in
quantitative methods/database management or a strong
motivation/willingness to train in this area is also a plus.
The position requires full academic year commitment, and
compensation will be at the 50% FTE rate, ranging between
$1,525-$1,761 per month. This pay scale reflects the 2013-2014
regular Graduate Student Services Appointment Salary Schedule
and may change with the upcoming collective bargaining contract.
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:
If interested in applying for this position, please submit
1) curriculum vitae and
2) a cover letter describing your interest in the position as well
as any relevant experiences via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The University of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. To
request disability accommodation in the application process, contact
the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450/206.543.6452 (tty) or
All application materials must be received via email
(email@example.com) by 11:59pm on Friday,
April 18, 2014. Applicants should be available for an
interview between June 2-6, 2014 if at all possible.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at
(206) 543-6460 or via email at
Gabriel E. Gallardo,
Ph.D. Gene Kim, Ph.D.
Rosa E. Ramirez M.A.
Director, McNair & EIP Associate Director,
McNair & EIP Program
Coordinator, McNair & EIP
Thank you for visiting our website! The Ronald E. McNair Program prepares undergraduates for doctoral study through involvement in research and scholarly activities. The purpose of the McNair Program is to assist in the academic and professional development of undergraduates whose goals are to teach and research at the college level. In order to help students achieve those goals, the program sponsors and supports undergraduate experiences that lay the foundation for a successful graduate school experience. By fostering mentoring relationships, promoting undergraduate research, assisting with GRE preparation, and encouraging students to attend and present at conferences, we aim to produce highly competitive graduate school applicants who have the skills and experiences necessary to succeed in their programs.
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173G Mary Gates Hall Box 352803 University of Washington Seattle, WA 98195-1271 Phone: 206-543-6460 Fax: 206-543-2746
The University of Washington McNair Scholars Program is a
TRIO Program funded by the
United States Department of Education, and the
University of Washington, and the UW
Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity(OMA/D).