May 5, 2021

Application Deadline: May 21, 2021

  • For full-time UW graduate students
  • Must have strong Korean language skills
  • 2021-2022 school year
  • If selected for teaching assistantship, compensation and benefits include salary, tuition waiver, and health insurance eligibility

The Department of Asian Languages and Literature is searching for applicants to join the alternate pool for Korean language Teaching Assistants.

 We are searching for qualified graduate students to join our alternate pool in case any of our current teaching assistants must leave their positions for any reason. Alternates are not guaranteed a position but will be notified if they qualify for alternate status.

This search is for the academic year 2021-22 only. Students who applied for this position earlier this year may re-apply.

General Duties/Description:

Job duties include, but are not limited to, teaching Korean language classes in Korean (on MWF, usually in the morning), preparing/grading tests, homework, and assignments, keeping student records, participating in TA meetings, attending course lectures, and collaborating with the supervisor and other TAs.


Graduate students accepted by or enrolled in the University of Washington are eligible to apply. Previous teaching experience is a plus. Strong Korean language skills are required. TA positions require strong organizational and communication skills and the ability to work well both individually and as part of team.

By the time of appointment, non-native English speaking applicants will have to provide proof of their English speaking proficiency unless they received a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following countries: Australia, the Bahamas, Canada, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, New Zealand, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, or the United States.


Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with academic standing, qualifications, and experience. TAs receive a tuition waiver, salary, and benefits.

How to Apply:

Application forms are available at Submit the complete application online ( to Graduate Program Advisor Elizabeth Self, Asian Languages and Literature, by email (

The application should include:

  1. a completed Teaching Assistant Application form (Google Form);
  2. a one-page cover letter;
  3. any records of past teaching experience (optional);
  4. your most recent academic transcript (UW unofficial transcript (PDF), or, if non-UW, a digital copy of your most recent non-UW transcript)

Home Department Statement of Support forms and letters of recommendation are not being requested at this time, but may be requested later in the search. 

Application inquiries may be made with:

Elizabeth Self (, 206-543-4997), Department of Asian Languages and Literature


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