Summer 2018 – Spring 2019 Asian Languages & Literature Teaching Assistant Positions

Application Deadline: January 8, 2018

The Department of Asian Languages & Literature is seeking teaching assistants for Asian language & content courses for the 2018-19 academic year. Positions include:

  • Japanese language TAs
  • Chinese language TAs
  • Korean language TAs
  • Teaching associates for Korean literature and culture courses (note that Korean literature/culture teaching associate applicants should include a sample syllabus/syllabuses for courses you propose to teach)

TA positions include a full tuition waiver, a monthly stipend, and health insurance.

The following criteria will be taken into consideration in the selection of teaching assistants:

  • command of spoken and written English
  • academic standing (with priority given to AL&L students)
  • evidence of effective teaching potential
  • career plans involving teaching
  • responsibility and the ability to work well with others

In addition, the following criteria will be considered for language teaching applicants:

  • proficiency in the target language
  • experience teaching the target language
  • completion of coursework in foreign language pedagogy (e.g. ASIAN 510)
  • knowledge of the grammar of the target language and the ability to explain it clearly.

For complete information about these opportunities, including how to apply, click here. The Department is also holding a TA Application Workshop on Friday, December 1st, 3:30pm in Thompson 135.


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

Winter 2018 Graduate Staff Assistant – Undergraduate Admissions Reader

Application Deadline:  October 26, 2017

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is seeking graduate students for graduate student service appointments during winter quarter 2018. These positions offer a valuable, hands-on opportunity to participate with Admissions professionals in the review of undergraduate applications. Readers will assess freshman applications, using a combination of personal and academic factors. Final admission decisions are made by Admissions administrators, based on Reader assessments.

Mandatory training will be held on the following dates: December 16, 18, 19, 20, and 21. Work must be completed by February 16, although the appointment continues through February 28. After deducting training hours, students will be required to work 152 hours in 8 weeks, reading at a rate of 7-10 applications per hour. Most Readers will choose to work off-site and are welcome to work anywhere with a reliable internet connection. Students must be present for one required meeting in Schmitz Hall each week during winter quarter.

Salary is commensurate with student standing and paid on the University’s RA/TA/SA salary schedule. Tuition is waived per the terms of the ASE union contract. Student pays remaining required fees (Services and Activities, Facilities Renovation, IMA Bond, UPASS). GAIP insurance is provided at no cost to the student, with dependent coverage available at a cost share to the student.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here (UW Hires #149398).

Winter 2018 Graduate Staff Assistant – Undergraduate Honors Admissions Reader

Application Deadline:  October 5, 2017

The University Honors Program has an outstanding opportunity for Undergraduate Honors Admissions Review Readers. We are seeking graduate students for a 50% FTE Graduate Staff Assistant appointment, with an average of 20 hours/week, 220 hours total for the three-month appointment during Winter Quarter 2018. These positions are eligible for a tuition/fee waiver per the terms of the ASE union contract, along with GAIP health care benefits. They offer a valuable hands-on opportunity to participate with higher education professionals in the review of undergraduate freshmen applications to the Honors Program for admittance Autumn Quarter 2018. Multiple positions available.


  • Use professional judgment when reviewing complex applications for admission to the UW Honors Program, using a combination of personal and academic factors.
  • Read and evaluate approximately 80 applications per week (may vary depending on applicant pool)
  • Assess applicants for motivation, initiative, leadership potential, work/life experience, extracurricular activities, socioeconomic status, disability, and educational/personal hardship.
  • Evaluate academic history and opportunities.
  • Use knowledge of program requirements and applicant pool to assess the applicant’s’ overall record and experience for admissions recommendation.

Applications are assessed separately by multiple readers, and final admission decisions are made by Honors Program staff based on a holistic assessment rubric.

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: December 16, 2017 – March 15, 2018. Candidates must be available for one five-hour training on December 18, 2017 and will begin reviewing applications then.


  • Must be formally enrolled in a program in the UW Graduate School for at least 10 credits during Winter Quarter 2018.
  • Able to:
    • analyze and synthesize large amounts of information, considering academic and personal factors;
    • read and manage electronic application files via online platforms;
    • quickly learn and apply complex assessment guidelines without personal bias;
    • read rapidly and accurately and work independently for hours at a time;
    • discreetly manage highly confidential personal data as it relates to reading student applications;
    • be sensitive to complex diversity/multicultural/socioeconomic issues and educational disadvantage;
    • read at least 80 applications per week; and
    • attend in-person on-boarding and training December 18, 2017.


  • Previous participation or direct affiliation with the UW Honors Program or other undergraduate honors programs, demonstrating a practical understanding of the program’s mission and values;
  • Thorough knowledge of academic programs, including curricula, admissions requirements, at colleges/universities and specifically at UW; and
  • Previous participation in admissions and/or evaluation processes.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here (UW Hires #149117).

Fall 2017 Research Assistant Position at the Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity

Application Deadline:  August 18, 2017

The Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity (CERSE) at the University of Washington is seeking a graduate research assistant to assist in ongoing evaluation and research projects to assess the Washington State Academic RedShirt (STARS) program and the RedShirt in Engineering Consortium, both funded by the National Science Foundation. CERSE conducts research and evaluation on diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM fields. We are a highly collaborative team committed to increasing the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM education and careers. Find out more about the CERSE here.


  • Contribute to high quality data collection, data management, and analysis;
  • Manage assigned research and evaluation tasks, which may include coordinating with participating institutions, conducting literature reviews, analyzing data, and writing reports;
  • Manage assigned data collection tasks, including querying institutional data from the UW, creating and distributing surveys, compiling data from all participating institutions;
  • Work collaboratively with CERSE staff on other related projects as needed;
  • Maintain organized project files and coordinate with collaborators within and outside of CERSE;

Desired Qualifications:

  • Excellent data analysis, writing, and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent organization skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities;
  • Experience using quantitative and qualitative methodologies to collect and analyze data;
  • Experience using computer software to perform statistical analyses and data management (particularly SPSS and SQL)
  • Ability to synthesize and integrate information from multiple data sources;
  • Experience in effectively communicating research results to a wide variety of audiences;
  • Interest in stratification, diversity issues, etc.;
  • Currently enrolled graduate student at the University of Washington. Preference will be given to candidates from related fields, such as: Sociology, Education, Statistics, Economics, Psychology, Gender Studies, Public Policy, and Anthropology

The position is for Fall quarter of 2017 and includes standard GRSA salary, health insurance, and tuition remission. Upon satisfactory review, the position will be extended for additional quarters.

To apply:

Email a detailed letter of interest and your resume/CV by August 18th to:

Emily Knaphus, Research Associate, Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity

2017-2018 Graduate Staff Assistant – International Student Services & Undergraduate Admissions

Application Deadline:  June 12, 2017

International Student Services and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions have an outstanding opportunity for a part-time, temporary Graduate Staff Assistant to work for 3 quarters, from September 16, 2017 – June 15, 2018. This position offers a valuable, hands-on opportunity to learn about and assist international students through the academic cycle from initial inquiry to graduation.


Within Admissions:
• Read and evaluate admission applications, considering both academic and personal factors
• Answer a variety of questions about international undergraduate admissions, requirements, orientation programs, registering for classes, housing, student support services, and student life at the UW through email correspondence and other outreach activities
• Assist with data entry and I-20 processing for newly admitted undergraduate international students

Within ISS:
• Serve as an international student adviser for undergraduate and graduate students
• Provide excellent student service for callers and drop-ins at the reception desk
• Advise students one-on-one and respond to email and phone requests
• Maintain both paper and electronic student immigration files
• Review benefit applications including program extension, change of status, and employment
• Refer students to appropriate campus resources
• Refer students with complex cases to staff advisers
• Deliver informational workshops to small groups
• Assist departments with basic regulatory information
• Perform project work as requested
• Participate in orientation sessions for new international students

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT:  September 16, 2017 – June 15, 2018

HOURS: 740 hours over 17 pay periods. This is 37 weeks from Sept. 16, 2017 – June 15, 2018 which is approximately 20 hours per week with one week off in December during the winter quarter break and one week off in March for the
spring quarter break.

SALARY: Tuition plus standard salary. Salary is commensurate with student standing.

CREDIT LOAD: Must be formally enrolled as a UW graduate student for at least 10 credits each quarter for fall, winter, and spring quarters.

UNION POSITION: 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:


  • Currently enrolled UW graduate student
  • Strong interest in international education as a career
  • Desire to learn, apply, and communicate complex immigration regulations and university policy
  • Ability to relate and communicate positively with students from culturally diverse backgrounds and whose first language may not be English
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, especially writing professional emails that represent the UW
  • Reliable, self-starter with careful attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced, high traffic environment
  • Learn quickly and apply complicated assessment guidelines in the review of applications without personal bias

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

2017-2018 Graduate Staff Assistant at the UW Pipeline Project

Application Deadline:  May 12, 2017

The UW Pipeline Project is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA) position for the appointment period of 9/18 /17 – 6/15/18.

The Pipeline Project, housed in the UW Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity, is a K-12 outreach program that connects undergraduate students from the UW with tutoring opportunities in K-12 schools and community organizations locally and around the state.  Through the Pipeline Project, UW undergraduates provide K-12 students with tutoring, mentorship, and support as a means of transforming the learning and inspiring the growth of both groups of students, while addressing inequities in public education.

The Pipeline Project is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA), preferably from the UW College of Education, to work with Pipeline Project initiatives that focus on organizing credit-bearing “Inner Pipeline” seminars, implementing racial equity concepts throughout our programming, and helping with other Pipeline Project educational initiatives. Our ideal candidate has an interest in continuing the GSA commitment for two academic years.

The primary responsibilities of the UW Pipeline Project GSA include:

  • Coordinate 10-15 quarterly EDUC 401 Inner Pipeline seminars where undergraduate students explore educational topics while tutoring in a school or community organization. Take a lead in implementing a comprehensive set of racial equity concepts throughout all seminars.
  • Recruit, orient and support volunteer facilitators for Inner Pipeline seminars and support them in implementing race and equity goals.
  • Oversee all logistics for the seminars via the Pipeline website, Canvas pages, the UW Time Schedule.
  • Advise and support undergraduate students through one-on-one drop-ins and answering email inquiries.
  • Work as a part of the Pipeline Project team to conduct Pipeline orientations for new tutors.
  • Help support an Alternative Spring Break program where students spend their spring break in rural and tribal communities throughout Washington State working on a literacy arts or environmental science project in elementary and middle school classrooms.
  • Have the opportunity to design and facilitate an Inner Pipeline seminar (topics to be arranged with Pipeline staff).


  • Be a UW graduate student enrolled in 10 credits per quarter of employment, preferably in the College of Education.
  • Exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and a respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Experience in higher education academic student services, or K-12 youth educational work.
  • Understanding of educational inequities and the racial and socioeconomic disparities that exist in education.
  • Works well both as a member of a small team and independently.
  • Creative problem solving skills, ability to balance a variety of duties, flexibility, and attention to detail.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of and experience with web-page design and maintenance, social media tools, databases and Canvas.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be a currently registered UW graduate student.
  • One academic year commitment required.
  • Must maintain good academic standing throughout the appointment.
  • Appointment period: September 18, 2017 – June 15, 2018.
  • 20 hours a week/200 hours a quarter on site (schedule negotiable between 9am and 5pm)

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit the following documents:

  • A current resume
  • A cover letter describing why you believe you are an excellent candidate for the position
  • A diversity statement describing your experience engaging and working with diverse communities, particularly in the context of your professional, volunteer, or civic work. Please also address efforts you have made or been involved with to foster cultural responsiveness and racial equity.
  • Contact information for three professional references

Please upload application documents here: Please contact Christine Stickler, 206-616-9564,, with questions about this opportunity.

2017-2018 American Ethnic Studies Teaching Assistant Positions

Application Deadline:  May 5, 2017

The University of Washington’s American Ethnic Studies program is currently recruiting for open Teaching Assistant positions for the 2017-18 academic year.  Applicants must be social science or humanities graduate students who will be enrolled in classes during the academic year 2017-18 with knowledge and experience in Ethnic Studies or cultural diversity. Knowledge of Asian American/Pacific Islander Studies, Chicano Studies, African American Studies or Comparative Studies will be considered a plus.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

UW GPSS Officer Elections – Graduate Staff Assistantships

Nomination Deadline:  May 8, 2017

The University of Washington Graduate & Professional Student Senate (GPSS) has just opened applications for officer elections. The GPSS, comprising approximately 130 registered Senators from a vast array of programs, is an advocacy organization dedicated to improving graduate and professional student life at the University of Washington. The GPSS officers set the organization’s goals, implement Senate directives, communicate goals and actions to the University and students, and report on progress toward achieving these directives. To that end, the GPSS Officers hold regular meetings of the Senate, a forum for graduate and professional students to voice their concerns and give direction to the GPSS. GPSS officers are accountable for managing a budget of over $500,000 and ensuring GPSS representation on over 70 University committees.

To ensure that all officers have the capacity to complete these responsibilities, each position is compensated for working 19.5 hours a week for the entire year, starting in June. Officers earn a wage equivalent to the salary of a TA or RA, receive graduate appointment health insurance, and their tuition is paid by the GPSS. Due to the significant obligations of the positions, officers may not concurrently hold a TA/RA appointment.
  • A candidate need not be a current Senator, but must be a full-time graduate or professional student in the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • A candidate must intend to maintain their status as a graduate or professional student and be on campus throughout the 2017-18 academic year.
  • A candidate cannot be a member of the Judicial or Elections Committee.
  • A candidate must be able to work for GPSS for 19.5 hours per week during the 2017-2018 academic year, including 8 hours per week in the office (4 hours for the President) between the standard business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • A candidate must be available to attend Senate meetings and other required meetings.
  • A candidate must have attended at least three (3) GPSS Senate or standing committee meetings during the 2016-2017 academic year prior to the Elections Meeting on May 17, 2017. The standing committees include the Executive Committee, the Finance & Budget Committee, and the Judicial Committee. Upcoming meeting dates are available in the GPSS Elections Guide.
  • Incoming students in a one-year graduate or professional program are eligible to run for office, but they must provide either proof of registration or proof of enrollment in the upcoming Summer or Fall term to the Elections Committee Chair.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Fall 2017 College of the Environment Teaching Assistant

Application Deadline: April 21, 2017

The College of the Environment has an outstanding opportunity for Teaching Assistants for C ENV 110 “Introduction to Food and the Environment” during Fall Quarter 2017 (9/16/2017-12/15/2017). This is an introductory course offered by the College of the Environment to support environmental literacy for students across campus.

The TA will be responsible for approximately 20 hours of work per week related to the course. The primary duties of the TA will be: grading homework and exams and leading three discussion sections. There will be additional course-specific duties as required by the instructor, which may include helping managing electronic resources, meeting with students, and creating formally or informally a positive learning environment for students.

Candidates with environmental science backgrounds are preferred, but candidates from any discipline may apply.


  • Academic standing as a UW Graduate Student
  • Eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship
  • Strong background in fundamentals of environmental science
  • Background or interest in food systems, agriculture and food production, or other topics related to food and the environment
  • Previous teaching (TA) experience.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

Applicants should submit:

  1. Current CV/resume
  2. Two references (name, title, phone, email) familiar with your teaching abilities
  3. Cover Letter, no more than 2 pages worth of text, stating what strengths you would bring to serving as a teaching assistant in an interdisciplinary, introductory environmental science course, as well as your strengths and background relevant to the specific activities outlined in the position and course description.

Send application materials to: Joseph Kobayashi (College of the Environment) at:

Application Timeline: Application review begins immediately.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received. For priority consideration, apply by April 21, 2017.