May 11, 2023

Position: Graduate Research Assistant (RA / RA 1 / RA 2) open to doctoral students only.

Department: Office for the Advancement of Engineering Teaching & Learning (ET&L), College of Engineering

General Duties/Description: The mission of ET&L is to improve teaching and learning in the UW College of Engineering. ET&L’s instructional services provide diverse development opportunities tailored to the needs of engineering faculty. A successful candidate will help support our office’s instructional development activities, focusing on mid-quarter course assessments. This person will work closely with ET&L’s director, with primary responsibilities including collecting, analyzing, and inputting formative assessment data. They may also be involved in developing electronic and paper teaching resources for engineering faculty, researching teaching issues, aiding in designing workshops on teaching issues, developing assessment plans and syllabi, and preparing related publications, including presentation materials and curricula. This person may also have some design and maintenance responsibilities for the ET&L formative assessment database and work to develop its functionality as a teaching resource. As time permits, they will also have opportunities to be supported in pursuing teaching-related initiatives of their personal interest (e.g., TA development). 

Requirements: The position is open to full-time, doctoral graduate students in the College of Engineering at the University of Washington. Applicants must be available for autumn through spring quarters, next academic year. Job requirements include excellent close reading and organizational skills, good professional communication skills, the ability to maintain confidential information, and evidence of interest in improving educational practice. Ideal applicants will also have experience in not only engineering education practice (teaching) but also education research, especially with qualitative data analysis and literature searches. Competence with Google cloud tools (Drive, Docs, Forms, etc.) is required. Experience with web or Access database development is a plus.

Salary: This is an Academic Student Employee position governed by the UAW Contract <> and paid in accordance with the TA/RA Salary Schedule associated with the student’s academic department.

Tuition: This position includes a tuition waiver.

Benefits: This is a benefits-eligible position. For details about Graduate Appointee Insurance (GAIP), visit <>.

Duration: This appointment is for three quarters, from September 16, 2023, through June 15, 2024.

How to Apply: Please send a one-page cover letter and CV to Ken Yasuhara at <>. Review of applications is on-going until the position is filled. All applications received by Monday, May 15, 9:00 am Pacific, will be given full consideration. Applicants will be notified of decisions by Monday, May 29, or within two weeks of application receipt, whichever is later. Application inquiries may be directed to Ken Yasuhara at the email address above.

Equal Opportunity Statement: The University of Washington reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a protected veteran. This policy applies to all programs and facilities, including, but not limited to, admissions, educational programs, employment, and patient and hospital services. Any discriminatory action can be a cause for disciplinary action. Discrimination is prohibited by Presidential Executive Order 11246 as amended, Washington State Gubernatorial Executive Orders 89-01 and 93-07, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Washington State Law Against Discrimination RCW 49.60, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, State of Washington Gender Equity in Higher Education Act of 1989, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 as amended, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1972 as amended, other federal and state statutes, regulations, and University policy. Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action compliance efforts at the University of Washington are coordinated by the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, University of Washington, 442A Gerberding Hall, Box 351240, Seattle, Washington, 98195-1240, telephone 206.543.1830 or email

Reasonable Accommodation: The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or

Ken Yasuhara (he), Instructional Consultant & Director

ET&L: Office for the Advancement of Engineering Teaching & Learning

College of Engineering, University of Washington