Fall 2015 TA Position in the School of Nursing

Application deadline:   July 17, 2015  (5:00 pm)

A Teaching Assistant is needed to provide support for NURS 301: Clinically Oriented Anatomy and Physiology. This course takes a systems level approach to human anatomy and physiology, both normal and pathological. Lectures are held on Wednesday 4:00-4:50 and every other Friday 10:30-12:30; case studies are discussed during the following hour (12:30-1:30). On alternate Fridays students attend gross anatomy lab (10:30-2:30).

Roles and Responsibilities of the TA:  The Teaching Assistant will work with the instructor to provide assistance. Specific tasks include:

    • Grading homework (weekly short answer problem sets)
    • Posting homework grades to Canvas Gradebook
    • Assist in gross anatomy lab
    • Help grade anatomy worksheets
    • Help construct and revise exams and quizzes
    • Other duties as needed


  • Graduate student in a Health Sciences program
  • Familiarity with Canvas and with Excel
  • Experience with gross anatomy
  • Teaching experience
  • Clinical experience highly desirable

Duration: Autumn Quarter (Sept. 16, 2015 – Dec. 15, 2015). This is a three month position. Exact dates and hours will be arranged between the TA and the course director, Dr. Helen Sherk.

Applications: Please send an email with your resume and cover letter to Helen Sherk at has@u.washington.edu. Include the position and course number you are applying for in the subject line by 5:00 PM on Friday, July 17, 2015

Tuition waivers/coverage for 50% FTE ASE appointments (per UW School of Nursing SAS Memorandum 35):

  • Tuition-based students who are hired as ASEs (TAs/RAs/SAs) in the UW School of Nursing, receive a resident operating and tech fee waiver, and a waiver of the non-resident differential, if any, in the amount of the current tuition. This is the standard university practice.
  • Fee-based students who are hired as ASEs (TAs/RAs/SAs) in the UW School of Nursing receive course payments equal to Tier 1 graduate resident operating and tech fee, plus remaining related program-specific fees. This practice is consistent with the UW Office of Planning and Budgeting (OPB) Brief (September 4, 2014): Criteria for Course Payments to Graduate Students in Fee-based Degree Programs

For complete position information, see: http://nursing.uw.edu/admissions/financial-support-blog/ta-position-nurs-301