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Assistant Program Director for Reimagining the PhD and Reaching New Publics

Position open until filled. To ensure full consideration, apply by May 7, 2017. 

The Simpson Center invites applications for a part-time Assistant Program Director (50% FTE), to administer its program Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics. At this time of accelerating change in higher education, the program addresses the pressing need to enhance doctoral education in the humanities and to take scholarship and teaching in the humanities to broader publics. The four-year program started in July 2015, and its work is made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The Assistant Program Director is responsible for the strategic development, implementation, and evaluation of Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics throughout the remaining years of the program. The purpose of the program is to provide a model for doctoral education that reaches new publics by establishing: reciprocal vectors between our research university and two-year colleges, with doctoral students mentored by faculty at two-year colleges in the Seattle District; funds for faculty to develop graduate seminars for doctoral students with components devoted to public scholarship; and summer fellowships for doctoral students to pursue public scholarship projects. The Assistant Program Director, working with the Director of the Simpson Center, will generally oversee the program; make policy decisions; develop and publicize the criteria for the selection of UW faculty and doctoral students at all levels in the grant; conceptualize, develop, and administer the two annual workshops; undertake research on the state of higher education; and document, assess, and report on the program. The Assistant Program Director will work under the guidance of the Assistant Director of the Simpson Center and will report to the Director of the Simpson Center.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree plus 2 years of experience (PhD preferred) in any field(s) of the humanities, broadly understood; demonstrated program- or project-management skills and experience, including logistical support; excellent organizational skills; ability to work independently and collaboratively; excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills; excellent computer skills, including fluency with Microsoft Office applications; ability to conduct off-site meetings with institutional partners.

To apply, visit the University of Washington Employment website (Requisition 143308): www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/


Student Assistant: Communications, Events & Operations

This position will begin during or before Fall Quarter 2017. To apply, please submit your resume and brief cover letter demonstrating your interest in the position via HuskyJobs (ID 111678). Address cover letters to Malia Trick, Administrator.

Help us support great scholarship projects in the humanities.The Simpson Center invites applications for part-time student assistants, 8-18 hours per week.

Responsibilities include:

  • Front desk reception coverage 
  • Assist in maintaining Center spaces
  • Assist with production & distribution of flyers, conference programs & email correspondence
  • Format/edit publicity materials
  • Assist with mailing list maintenance
  • Maintain publicity archive, stationery inventory, and supplies
  • Manage Center bulletin boards
  • Organize & track office supplies 
  • Provide event support, including occasional evening hours 
  • Other duties as assigned

The Student Assistant is a part-time position at 8-18 hours per week. Hours are negotiated on a quarterly basis depending on the your class schedule and the Simpson Center’s needs.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Must be an undergraduate student enrolled for at least 6 credits or a graduate student enrolled for at least 4 credits at the UW Seattle Campus
  • Experience with Adobe InDesign
  • Experience with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 
  • Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment and initiative 
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other students and Simpson Center staff 
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills - editing and proofreading ability, with attention to detail 
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience with standard office equipment such as printers, copiers, fax machines, and scanners

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Work-study eligible
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop
  • Familiarity with basic web design and editing (HTML, Dreamweaver) a plus.
  • Interest in the humanities and the mission of the Simpson Center

The Student Assistant position is part-time at 8-18 hours per week. Hours are negotiated on a quarterly basis depending on the student’s class schedule and the Simpson Center’s needs.

To apply, please submit your resume and brief cover letter demonstrating your interest in the position via HuskyJobs. Address cover letters to Malia Trick, Administrator.

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