Fall 2017-Spring 2018 Chemistry/Physics TA Position in the College of Engineering STARS Program

Application Deadline:  Open until filled

The College of Engineering office of Diversity and Access needs a teaching assistant to provide academic support for freshman and sophomore engineering students. The principal focus will be to support students participating in the Washington State Academic RedShirt (STARS) Program.  The position will provide support in freshman and sophomore chemistry and physics courses and assist students with building an understanding of the engineering disciplines.

Duties and Responsibilities (varies by quarter):

  • Serve as a teaching assistant for STARS program courses in Chemistry and Physics as needed. This includes leading workshops, tutoring, and grading.
  • Serve as lead course teaching assistant for the STARS support workshops in Chemistry 142 and Chemistry 152 as needed.
  • Serve as lead course teaching assistant for the STARS support workshops in Physics for Physics 121 & 122 as needed.
  • Collaborate one-on-one or in small groups with students in the Engineering Academic Center to provide academic and learning skills support.
  • Attend scheduled meetings and training events for the STARS program and for the Engineering Academic Center tutors/workshop facilitators.
  • Attend a 4-hour meeting sometime between mid-August to early September of 2017.


  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, chemistry, or physics.
  • Strong commitment to teaching required.  Teaching or tutoring experience desired.
  • Strong commitment to working with students from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.

Salary: This is a 50% FTE teaching assistant appointment and includes the standard tuition waiver and health benefits for TAs. The salary is commensurate with each appointee’s academic standing.

Applications: The position is open until filled.  We will be reviewing applications as they are received and setting up interviews with the aim of filling the position by the end of April 2017.  Please send an email with your resume, cover letter, and an unofficial copy of your transcripts (undergraduate and graduate work) to Christopher Crawford at chrisc56@uw.edu.

Notes:  Information on the STARS program is available at the following web site – http://www.engr.washington.edu/current/stars. This position is an Academic Student Employee position covered by the UW/UAW 4121 contract.  More information about the union can be found at: http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/laborrel/contracts/uaw/contract/index.html. The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 / 206.543.6452 (tty) or dso@u.washington.edu.