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#146 Research Assistant–Theoretical and Assessment Frameworks in Education and Technology (TASCHA) Winter 2018

Posted: 2017-12-01

Location: UW Information School – Bloedel Hall

Start Date: 2018-01-01

End Date: 2018-03-15

Deadline to Apply: Dec 15, 2017

Position Description

The Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) in the Information School seeks a graduate research assistant to help design an assessment framework and assessment tools for a variety of curricular programs under development. These programs are aimed at (1) increasing the professional capacity of organizations to use data for decision-making, (2) increasing people’s digital literacy skills on smartphones, and (3) increasing librarians’ capacities to introduce new media programs. The ideal candidate will have both theoretical knowledge and experience in educational assessment, and in particular with approaches to measuring both skill outcomes and changes in behavior as a result of training courses. Familiarity with digital learning initiatives in countries/communities with different socioeconomic levels is a plus. Assessments should utilize both paper and digital platforms. The RA will be working as part of a team and will also need to work independently.


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

Responsibilities may include some or all of the following duties:


Masters or PhD students currently enrolled full-time (minimum of ten credits) at the University of Washington for Winter Quarter 2018.
• Demonstrated knowledge of theoretical frameworks for educational assessment
• Experience designing and implementing assessment tools in both digital and physical formats
• Enthusiasm for and comfort with learning new educational technology-based tools and assessment methods
• Willingness to learn and follow through with a variety of projects
• Detail-oriented
• Self-motivated
• Can work as part of team and independently

Desired Qualifications:
• Interest in learning the dynamics of learning in different social, economic, and political contexts
• Experience assessing both skill and behavior change outcomes


Tuition Waiver

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

Application Materials

  • File: Resume
  • Attach a current resume that includes your work history and academic accomplishments
  • Required File

  • File: Cover Letter
  • Please include a cover letter describing your skills and experiences relevant to position.
  • Required File

Please submit all application materials no later than Dec 15, 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.