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Graduate Research Assistant in Data and Democracy

Posted: 4/24/2017 (Employment)

The Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) is hiring a graduate research assistant to help develop and publish a data literacy curriculum for the Data and Democracy project. This position will entail working on curriculum development and informal learning instruction for novice individual and organization users of data. Candidates should be comfortable with vocabulary and concepts related to data literacy and/or data lifecycles, but a deep knowledge of data is not specifically required.

This position will work up to a maximum of 10 hours per week.

Responsibilities may include some or all of the following duties:

  • Helping to expand and translate an existing data literacy learning model into a deliverable workshop curriculum
    • Researching, adopting, or developing activities for novice data users
    • Exploring relevant data sources that can be used for activities
    • Writing clear and easy-to-follow directions
    • Helping research and develop a model for publishing the curriculum on the web


  • University of Washington Graduate Student enrolled for a minimum of 10 credits spring quarter 2017.
  • Basic understanding of data literacy
  • Writing for general audiences

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in writing educational material, or developing curriculum for informal learning
  • Experience teaching with data
  • Experience developing workshop and educational materials for novice learners, or ESL
  • Knowledge of data curation best practices


Questions regarding salary and benefits should be directed to iSchool Human Resources at

Application Materials

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

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

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Deadline: 04/28/2017

Location: University of Washington