May 23, 2022

Application deadline: May 26, 2022

The Department of SPANISH & Portuguese Studies has an open SPANISH Language teaching assistant position for the 2022-2023 academic year:

This posting may be used to fulfill multiple openings.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching SPANISH language classes daily, following the department’s pedagogical approach and syllabus as described in the SPANISH Language Program website (SPANISH-language-program”> and the SPANISH Heritage Language Program website (
  • Administering and grading exams, compositions, homework, and other assignments
  • Keeping student records
  • Holding two office hours per week
  • Attending orientation in September and participating in TA meetings during the academic year
  • Completing the SPANISH Teaching Methodology course (SPAN 510) offered by the department in
    Autumn quarter (Th 1:30-3:50, F 2:30-3:50)
  • Collaborating with the supervisor and other TAsRequirements and Selection Criteria Include:
    All graduate students accepted by or currently enrolled in the University of Washington are eligible to apply for teaching assistant positions in the Department of SPANISH & Portuguese Studies.
    By the time of appointment, non-native English-speaking applicants will have to provide a copy of their TOEFL/IELTS/TSE or VERSANT scores as a part of their application if they did not receive 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.

    Selection criteria include:

  • Oral and written proficiency in SPANISH
  • Command of spoken and written English
  • Academic standing, performance, and progress
  • Previous coursework and training on foreign language teaching or related areas
  • Previous language teaching experience or evidence of effective teaching potential
  • Responsibility and the ability to work well with others
  • Career plans involving teachingSalary and Benefits:
    SPANISH & Portuguese Studies TAships are standard 50% FTE appointments. The salary is commensurate with each appointee’s academic standing and is paid bi-weekly. This position is eligible for a tuition/fee waiver per the terms of the ASE union contract, along with GAIP health care benefits. The appointee will be required to register for a minimum of ten credits per quarter.

    To Apply:

  • Submit your CV by clicking the “apply now” box below
  • Send the following additional materials, with the subject “SPANISH Language TA position”, to the SPANISH Language Program Director, Prof. Ana Fernández Dobao, at A completed Teaching Assistant Application Form, available at
    2) A one-page cover letter in SPANISH (typed, double-spaced)
    3) A three-minute spontaneous audio recording in SPANISH explaining personal interest in the position (recordings of the candidate reading a text out loud will not be accepted)*
    4) If available, any records of past teaching experience, including syllabi of taught courses, student evaluations, and supervisors’ reports*
    5) One letter of recommendation*
    * Not required if you have been hired previously by the SPANISH & Portuguese Studies Department as a TA.

    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:

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