January 19, 2023

Hello, ECE student community,

The Spring 2023 TA application for Electrical and Computer Engineering courses is now open and can be found at https://forms.gle/iGZm8tJG5QE2o1ui7.

The deadline to apply is February 2, 2023, at 5 pm. 

 We are piloting a few steps in the process this upcoming quarter to help both you and the department make informed and timely decisions.

  1. First, we are opening it much sooner to allow students who absolutely know they will be working in a TA appointment in Spring 2023 to apply now. Some classes, such as ENGINE already know who is assigned.  PhD students – if you are uncertain about your RA status, please submit a TA application now. If you receive an offer, you have 2 weeks to make a decision and confirm your RA or TA funding with your faculty advisor.  
  2. Second, we would like to highlight some daytime classes that generally have at least one TA assigned based on previous quarters – https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Rp6W1w8Q6vFJXZbxKJ3TVM68FLn1EytYdHCFpt9N20g/edit?usp=sharing.   This is not a set or complete list since enrollments and class sizes change. The class may or not may not get a TA depending on enrollment.  The quarter in which these classes are offered are different, so please check the time schedule for the appropriate TA application quarter to determine if the course is being offered. The Spring 2023 time schedule should be available on January 20th.

 A few reminders:

  •  International students must meet memo 15 criteria to be eligible to TA.
  •  We prefer you use your UW net ID to log in to the form.
  •  A resume is required. Please have a section where you list ALL skills (Java, Python, CUDA, OpenCL, GPU,  Verilog, etc.). The rest of your resume should reflect all duties related to teaching, mentoring, tutoring or project leadership, etc.
  •  If you are interested in EE 393, please provide a writing sample. Your essay on an application to your program or a course paper are examples you can use.
  •  The Spring 2023  time schedule for both daytime classes and PMP classes should be available on January 20th.
  •  Syllabus for Daytime undergraduate classes can be found at Course Descriptions – UWECE listed as Master Course Description (ABET Sheet)
  •  The TA website managed by our Lead TA, Ramya Subramanian, will be updated for Spring 2023. It has past workshop information and class-supporting resources – https://ada.ece.uw.edu/eceta/resources/
  • PhD students are first priority and usually take a while to get through. Masters and Undergrads are generally not considered until 99% of our PhD’s are placed so it may take longer to send out offers.
  • Masters and Undergrads should reach out to other departments in which they have the skills and knowledge to inquire about TA positions and processes.
  • You have a higher chance of finding a TA position if you list up to the maximum of 8 classes that you are confident you have the skills to TA.