October 5, 2022

Please see the attached job posting for Japanese language TA positions (most likely two) in the Department of Asian Languages and Literature for Winter and Spring 2023.
Spread the word and forward to any/all UW graduate students who might be qualified and interested. The priority application deadline is Oct. 31.

Priority Application Deadline Oct 31, 2022

The Department of Asian Languages and Literature is searching for applicants for Japanese language Teaching Assistants for winter and spring quarters 2022-2023 (December 16, 2022 – June 15, 2023).

General Duties/Description:

Job duties include, but are not limited to, teaching Japanese language classes in Japanese (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 enrolled in the University of Washington are eligible to apply. Previous teaching experience is a plus. Strong Japanese 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 must satisfy the English-speaking proficiency requirements found in Graduate School Memo 15.


Salary is commensurate with academic standing, qualifications, and experience. The position includes a full tuition waiver, salary, and benefits including health insurance.

How to Apply:

Application forms and instructions are available at https://asian.washington.edu/how-apply. Submit the complete application through the online form.

The application includes:

  1. A completed Teaching Assistant Application form(GoogleForm [docs.google.com]);
  2. A one-page cover letter addressed to the department chair, Professor Zev Handel;
  3. Your CV/resume, including previous teaching experience and any relevant coursework;
  4. Your most recent academic transcript (UW unofficial transcript(PDF),or, if a new student,a digital copy of your most recent non-UW transcript);
  5. Any records of past teaching experience(optional)

The Home Department Statement of Support and Letter of Recommendation are not required at this time.

Offers will be made by November 14 with a response deadline two weeks after the offers are made.

Application inquiries may be made with Kirk L. Van Scoyoc (asianadv@uw.edu, 206-543- 4997), Academic Counselor, 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: http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/apl/union-info.html