Teaching Assistant – Comparative History of Ideas

Deadline: April 20, 2012


Req #: 83326
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 04/06/2012
Closing Info: Closes On   04/20/2012
Salary: Salary is commensurate with academic standing, qualifications, and experience.
Union Position: Yes
This classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit Union Information
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The Comparative History of Ideas Program is currently seeking applications for multiple single-quarter 20-hour/week Teaching Assistant (TA) appointments for the 2012-13 academic year (the courses are TBD). 

Basic responsibilities include: 

Attend all lectures
Conduct quiz section meetings
Facilitate discussions
Prepare lesson plans for quiz sections
Hold extra review sessions for exams
Hold regular office hours (at least 2 hrs./wk.)
Manage and respond to course-related e-mail
Proctor exams
Score exams
Maintain grading records
Prepare course attendance records
Maintain course attendance records
Maintain records on individual students’ assignment completion
Calculate quarter grades
Review literature
Attend instructor/TA meetings
Act as liaison/mediator between student and professor

All graduate students applying to, accepted by, or currently enrolled in the University of Washington are eligible to apply for teaching assistant positions in CHID. Strong preference is given to graduate students with an interdisciplinary background in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Condition of Employment:
Currently registered UW Graduate Student
A satisfactory outcome from criminal background verification is required prior to hire.
Application Process

Part of the application process for this position includes completing an online cover letter assessment, as well as the Employment Eligibility Assessment to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  The assessment(s) will appear on your screen for you to complete as soon as you select “Apply to this Position” on this job announcement. Once you begin the assessment, it must be completed at that time. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your “My Jobs” page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed and you will not be considered for this position until the assessment is complete.

This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit:

Application Deadline:  April 20, 2012
Notification: May 1, 2012
Acceptance: May 1 2012

Application inquiries may be made with:
Amy Peloff, Assistant Director