March 16, 2021

If you are interested, please see the text below and fill out an application ( by March 19, 2021.

Department of Earth and Space Sciences Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Position

Employment Period: 03/16/2021 – 06/15/2021

Position Description: The Department of Earth and Space Sciences is an interdisciplinary physical sciences unit including geomechanics, geology, geobiology, geochemistry, geophysics, and space and planetary sciences.

We are seeking a TA for ESS 102, Space and Space Travel: Explores the sun, solar storms, observations from space and from Earth; Earth’s space environment, radiation belts and hazards, plasma storms and auroras, rockets and propulsion, human exploration efforts, societal impact, planetary systems and resources, and project highlighting space and its exploration.

The TA will assist the instructor with duties related to the teaching of the course including any of the following: leading field trips, attending lectures, instructing lab sections, co-instructing lecture sections, other duties as assigned.

TA responsibilities may include:

  • attending all lectures
  • evaluating student work, including grading exams
  • arranging lab and discussion logistics and activities, and preparing course materials
  • additional course-specific requirements of the instructors

Eligibility Requirements:

  • academic standing as a UW Graduate Student and eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship
  • availability for full appointment time-frame
  • previous teaching experience
  • academic or other experience with the disciplinary course content
  • experience with STEM education/academic STEM background
  • excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

Applicants will be evaluated for these positions based on:

  • Familiarity with the course and course subject matter knowledge
  • Teaching practice, experience, and skill
  • Experience with ESS department and ESS departmental coursework

A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Compensation: This is an ASE position governed by the UAW contract paid in accordance with current TA salary schedules.

Deadline: Submit your application materials by March 19, 2021 for priority consideration.

Acceptance: If offered the position, the candidate must accept within one week.

Notification: Those candidates not hired will be notified via email.

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:

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