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#144 Research Assistant – Adaptable Curricula for TASCHA - Winter 2018

Posted: 2017-11-27

Location: UW Information School – Bloedel Hall

Start Date: 2018-01-01

End Date: 2018-03-15

Deadline to Apply: Dec 11, 2017

Position Description

The Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington Information School explores the design, use, and effects of information and communication technologies in communities facing social and economic challenges. With experience in over 50 countries, TASCHA brings together a multidisciplinary network of researchers, practitioners, and policy experts to advance knowledge, create public resources, and improve policy and program design.  Our purpose? To spark innovation and opportunities for those who need it most. 

The Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) has an outstanding opportunity for a student to provide key support to TASCHA’s research teams by creating and maintaining collaborative and adaptable curricula on a Github platform. This position requires familiarity with Github, HTML, and CSS. Experience with web design is beneficial. The applicant should be comfortable working as part a team and completing tasks independently. Most importantly, the applicant should have a willingness to learn about the capabilities of Github for hosting websites which are collaborative and adaptable.

This position will work up to a maximum of 20 Hours/Week.

Responsibilities may include some or all of the following duties:


Minimum Qualifications:
Masters student currently enrolled full-time (minimum of ten credits) at the University of Washington for Winter Quarter 2018.
- Demonstrated familiarity with Github
- Experience with HTML and CSS
- Past experience successfully working in a team environment
- Enthusiasm for and comfort with learning new coding and web design skills
- Willingness to learn and follow through with a variety of projects
- Detail-oriented

Desired Qualifications:
- Background in Design and User Experience
- Experience with Javascript
- Experience creating websites with Jekyll
- Familiarity with Gitbook, Bookdown, or similar


Tuition Waiver

Questions regarding compensation should be directed to iSchool Human Resources at ihrhelp@uw.edu

Application Materials

  • File: Resume
  • Required File

  • File: Cover Letter
  • Required File

Please submit all application materials no later than Dec 11, 2017 to ensure consideration.

All applicants will be contacted two weeks after the position closes.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Please forward questions regarding your online application to iapply@uw.edu.