Monday, January 4, 2016

Now hiring: Pre-doc instructor for Q SCI 381 at Friday Harbor Labs (Spring 2016)

*Center for Quantitative Science/Friday Harbor Labs*
*Pre-Doctoral Instructor Position*
*Spring 2016*

The Center for Quantitative Science and the Friday Harbor Marine Lab are
collaborating on offering Q SCI 381 (Intro to Probability and Statistics)
at Friday Harbor in Spring Quarter 2016, as part of a larger effort to
create opportunities for senior graduate students to teach a course while
also completing one or more chapters of their dissertation in a
collaborative, cooperative setting.  We envision several course offerings
in Spring quarter each taught by a graduate student who is also seeking the
company of other graduate students to form a writing community, moving
everyone’s dissertation forward.  Because the thrust of this program
includes substantial time and mental space to complete dissertation
writing, course material will be assembled by collaborating faculty in
advance.  This is not a teaching assignment that will require course

The Friday Harbor Labs will provide private housing and some meals, and
Professor Megan Dethier, Curriculum Coordinator at FHL, will meet with
graduate students weekly as a group to touch base on writing progress,
teaching issues, and work-life balance.

We are seeking “all-but-dissertation” students with a strong desire to
write, the ability to make good use of a quiet collaborative and beautiful
setting, and demonstrated experience and desire to teach independently.

In acknowledgment of the role of sole instructor, this position is a 65%
FTE Predoctoral Instructor, or approximately 26 hours/week of work (260
hours for the quarter).  The appointment runs from 16 March 2016 to 15 June

*Application deadline: January 15, 2016*

For more details, please see the full position description
Please direct questions or application materials to