March 11, 2024

Classification and job description: Academic Student Employee (ASE) UAW Teaching Assistant position open Spring 2024 for COM 220, supporting Prof. Matt McGarrity. COM 220 Introduction to Public Speaking (5) SSc/A&H This course is designed to increase competence in public speaking and the critique of public speaking. Emphasizes choice and organization of material, sound reasoning, audience analysis, and delivery.

Graduate student classification from any of the below:

Teaching Assistant Premaster
Predoctoral Teaching Associate I Postmaster or equivalent
Predoctoral Teaching Associate II Candidate

Application procedure: Please submit a CV and brief cover letter to Whitney, Bennett,, Graduate Program Manager, Communication Dept. via email as soon as possible and no later than March 13, 2024, 12:00 pm Pacific.

Job requirements and qualifications/Hiring criteriaIn addition to running three sections (T/TR 8:30, 9:30, and 10:30), TAs need to attend the class lectures (M/W 10:30-11:20). On-campus grading responsibilities continue until June 6th.

COM 220 TAs are provided with all needed class materials. TAs primarily run class activities, grade written work, and coach and grade student speeches. Previous experience teaching speech and/or experience in competitive speech and debate are preferred, but not required.   

Deadlines for application, acceptance, and notification: Applications close March 13, 2024, 12:00pm Pacific. Interview notifications will be made by March 15, 12:00pm Pacific and job offers will be made by March 20, 12:00pm Pacific. Acceptance of the COM 220 ASE TA offer must be made by March 21, 12:00pm; classes begin March 25.

Employment non-discrimination statement: UW UAW Article 20 – Non-discrimination and Harassment Section 1. Neither the Employer nor the Union shall discriminate against any employee by reason of the following status: age, sex (except where age or sex is a bona fide occupational qualification), race or ethnic origin, color, creed, national origin, religion, disability, disabled or Vietnam era veteran status, political affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, pregnancy status, HIV status, immigration status, citizenship, or membership or non-membership in a union. The University prohibits retaliation against any ASE who reports concerns regarding discrimination or harassment, who cooperates with or participates in any investigation of allegations of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, or any individual who is perceived to have engaged in any of these actions. Executive Order No 31 (EO 31) is the University’s policy that applies to discrimination and harassment. The University’s definitions for discrimination, harassment, and sexual harassment under EO 31 can be found here: