March 25, 2024

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Application Materials

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter. Please include answers to the following questions:
    1. Are you an MS or PhD student
    2. Where are you in your graduate program (Pre-Quals, Pre-Gens, Post-Gens *or* MS – 1st year, MS – 2nd year)?
    3. Are you available to serve in this position starting Autumn 2024 (September 16th and continuing through the 2024-2025 academic year (Autumn, Winter, Spring)?
    4. Why are you interested in this position and how would your skills and experience make you a good match for this position?

Compensation: Per the UW Graduate School, the Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA) will be hired at the hiring department’s rate. The salary range provided is based upon a 50% FTE GSA appointment hired in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering.

  • PhD post generals (passed general exam) = $3,332/month; $9,996/quarter
  • PhD pre generals (not yet passed general exam) = $3,210/month; $9,630/quarter
  • Masters = $3,210/month; $9,630/quarter

At the UW Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, we cultivate innovation and inspire through high-impact research. We educate and develop tomorrow’s leaders to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. UW ECE’s position as a top-ranked electrical and computer engineering department provides our faculty and student body with a vibrant learning culture. Students receive a robust education through a strong technical foundation, group projects and hands-on research opportunities. Our faculty work in dynamic research areas collaborating with academia, industry and government institutions. UW ECE is a leader in cutting-edge science and technology while advancing socially-responsible innovation. Our innovation ecosystem is critical in promoting an entrepreneurial mindset in our teaching, and it is strengthened through diverse partnerships that address complex global challenges in health, energy, technology and the environment. Learn more at


The Lead Teaching Assistant (Lead TA) will serve as a coordinator and mentor for the teaching assistants within the Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) department. Quarterly duties will be based on discussion and planning through regular meetings (quarterly or monthly) with the Associate Chair for Education, Director of Academic Services, and the Lead Graduate Counselors.


  • Mentoring new TAs through classroom visits, formalized feedback, office hours for questions, individual meetings, etc.
  • Providing a support system for TAs through distributing resources, holding TA gathering circles, ensuring reasonable workload, etc.
  • Developing and conducting TA workshops during Autumn grad student orientation
  • Developing and leading TA training meetings at the start of academic quarters
  • Updating the TA application and assisting with quarterly TA assignments
  • Updating the ECE TA website with list of current TAs and any links to useful pedagogical resources
  • Attending teaching seminars and conferences to continue improving pedagogical experience and disseminate these strategies to ECE TAs
  • Meeting regularly with the Director of Academic Services and the Associate Chair for Education, serving as a general resource for department students, staff, and faculty
  • Serving as the graduate TA representative for leadership and outreach organization meetings, such as the Student Advisory Council (SAC) and the Graduate Student Association (GSA)


  • Other duties as assigned on an as-needed basis

Duties may include some or all of the following in consultation with the Associate Chair for Education of Academic Services, and the Lead Graduate Counselors.


  • Current PhD or MS student at the University of Washington. 
  • Must remain in student standing from Autumn 2024 – Spring 2025.


  • TA experience in Electrical & Computer Engineering.
  • Demonstrated group leadership skills.