Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Teaching Assistant - Engineering Communication Program

The Engineering Communication Program is inviting applications for a teaching assistant position for the 2008-09 academic year. The assistantship involves three quarters of teaching either TC 231, Introduction to Technical Writing, or TC 333, Advanced Technical Writing and Oral Presentation, in the Engineering Communication Program (within the Department of Technical Communication).

Specific duties of this position include:

  • Facilitate activities explicitly called out by the syllabus; lecture, facilitate discussions, and conduct workshop and other activities;manage wait lists and add codes; and request student assessments for the course.
  • Attend weekly teaching seminar; prepare lecture notes, handouts,overheads, and other resource materials as needed; request and/or acquire necessary equipment or special rooms or labs; provide grades and feedback to students in a timely fashion; calculate, record, sign, and submit final quarter grades by the UW deadline; submit grading samples to supervisor for review and feedback during the first two quarters of teaching; manage and respond to general course-related email and update the class through email or postings.
  • Provide regular, individual help to students through office hours,email, or instant messaging; hold individual conferences with students once per quarter.
This position is open to all full-time University of Washington graduate students. Teaching assistants are eligible for tuition waiver and benefits.

To apply, please send a brief cover letter and resume via email to Kate Mobrand,, by September 10. This position would begin on September 16, so please let me know as soon as possible if you are interested in applying. Interviewing will occur on a rolling basis.

If you have any questions, please contact Kate Mobrand, Director of Engineering Communication Program, Department of Technical Communication.