Graduate Funding Information Service

March 1, 2021

Teaching Assistant TECHIN 523 User Research and Evaluation Studio

Application Deadline: March 3, 2021, 11:55 p.m. Pacific Time

  • UW PhD candidate
  • In fields related to CSE, HCI, data science, User Experience Design, User Research, HCDE, digital fabrication, and design
  • Previous teaching experience
  • Compensation includes salary, tuition waiver, and health insurance
  • Spring Quarter

The interdisciplinary degree program, Master of Science in Technology Innovation (MSTI) is looking for an excellent teaching assistant (link requires UW NetID login) with an interest in technology innovation.

We are seeking a teaching assistant to support this upcoming Spring Quarter course:

TECHIN 523: User Research and Evaluation Studio.
Instructor: Julie Kientz
Thursdays, 9:30 am -12:20 pm, Hybrid

This is a 3-credit course focusing on user research components of the design and development process. Students will learn methods to engage stakeholders and elicit their needs to provide insight for defining requirements for ethically grounded designs, as well as cover aspects of evaluation of technology interfaces with potential users, including usability and user evaluations techniques. This position will average 20 hours per week. The course will meet 1 day per week for 3 hours per session during Spring Quarter 2021. TAs must attend all classes.

This is a 3-credit course focusing on user research components of the design and development process. Students will learn methods to engage stakeholders and elicit their needs to provide insight for defining requirements for ethically grounded designs, as well as cover aspects of evaluation of technology interfaces with potential users, including usability and user evaluations techniques. This position will average 20 hours per week. The course will meet 1 day per week for 3 hours per session during Spring Quarter 2021. TAs must attend all classes.

Responsibilities may include some or all of the following duties: prepare and deliver course lecture content, prepare and grade assignments, prepare test questions, proctor and score quizzes or exams, maintain grading records, prepare and maintain course records, calculate quarter grades, request student assessments for course, attend lectures, hold regular office hours, tutor students, manage and respond to course-related e-mail, prepare and maintain Canvas site for course materials, develop and maintain online communications discussion sites, attend weekly instructor/TA meetings act as liaison between student and instructor, prepare and present lecture materials, prepare handout materials, review literature, place course materials on library reserve, facilitate discussions, hold extra review sessions for exams, obtain room for review sessions, request or acquire necessary equipment.

Special Considerations: Note that due to COVID compliance this course instance is currently listed and planned to be delivered in Hybrid format, meaning the majority of course session, office hours and student work will be conducted remotely, but may require minimal in-person components to be defined by course instructor. Any in-person components will be conducted in compliance with Washington State, University, and GIX COVID protocols for student access of facilities.

Requirements:
Experience with UW Canvas Learning Management System
The applicant must be a current PhD candidate with previous teaching or TA experience Previous grading experience in technical areas desired. Major areas of study: CSE, HCI, data science, User Experience Design, User Research, HCDE, digital fabrication, design, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:
Academic or professional experience with prescribing and executing user research and evaluation methods for technical product development
Enjoy tutoring students and helping students to excel Experience in working with international students Excellent communication skills

Salary is based on Regular Salary Schedule #1 for 50% FTE and tuition waiver (https://grad.uw.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020-21-Variable-TASalary-Schedule.pdf). The position is eligible for insurance. 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:(http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/apl/union-info.html).

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

Please contact: Linda Wagner, lw1mhcid@uw.edu, with any questions regarding the position.

About University of Washington Global Innovation Exchange
Headquarters: 12280 NE District Way, Bellevue, Washington 98005, United States Website gixnetwork.org (https://gixnetwork.org/programs/) Division: University of Washington Graduate School Interdisciplinary Programs

From smart homes to smart health, computing technologies are transforming our daily lives and powering innovation across the globe. UW’s Master of Science in Technology Innovation curriculum prepares you to lead the development of innovative solutions for connected devices or robotics. The MSTI degree is offered by an interdisciplinary group of leading UW faculty in partnership with the Global Innovation Exchange, a new collaboration between the UW, Tsinghua University in China and Microsoft. In addition to the Seattle-based MSTI degree, students can pursue an exciting dual degree option that includes study at Tsinghua’s campus in Beijing.

Click here for more information, including how to apply (link requires UW NetID login)