Winter 2018 Geography Teaching Assistant

Application Deadline: November 22, 2017

The Department of Geography is seeking a teaching assistant for Geography 462/562, an intermediate course that examines the theory and application of geographic information systems (GIS), for Winter Quarter 2018. It combines an overview of general principles of geographic information science and practical experience in the analytical processing and use of geospatial information with GIS. Course introduces students to the analytical treatment of geographic information using several frameworks for understanding data, software operations, and systems using a thematic focus on coastal concerns in the Puget Sound Region.

Preparation in ArcGIS Desktop with at least two courses at the senior undergraduate level or beginning graduate level is required, e.g. Introduction to GIS and Intermediate GIS, or equivalent. A third course in advanced GIS is desired. Interest in coastal topics (e.g., land, water, and populations) is desired. Applicant must be a UW Seattle graduate student who is enrolled full-time.

The TA will work on average 19.5 hours per week; 220 hours across quarter. The course schedule is as follows:

  • Lectures:  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday : 9:30AM – 10:20AM, Thompson Hall 325
  • Lab section AA:  TTH 10:30AM – 11:20AM, Sherman Lab in Smith Hall 401
  • Lab Section AB:  TTH 11:30AM, Sherman Lab in Smith Hall 401

To apply, send letter of interest, resume, and previous teaching evaluations to Professor Tim Nyerges, the course instructor, at