Graduate Funding Information Service

July 20, 2020

UW Spanish Language Teaching Assistant

Application Deadline: July 27, 2020

The UW Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies has an open Spanish Language teaching assistant position for the 2020-2021 academic year. Spanish & Portuguese Studies TAships are standard 50% FTE appointments. The salary is commensurate with each appointee’s academic standing and is paid bi-weekly. This position is eligible for a tuition/fee waiver per the terms of the ASE union contract, along with GAIP health care benefits. The appointee will be required to register for a minimum of ten credits per quarter.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching Spanish language classes daily, following the department’s pedagogical approach and syllabus as described in the Spanish Language Program website (
  • Administering and grading exams, compositions, homework, and other assignments
  • Keeping student records
  • Holding two office hours per week
  • Attending orientation in September and participating in TA meetings during the academic year
  • Completing the Spanish Teaching Methodology course (SPAN 510) offered by the department in Autumn quarter (W 2:30-5:20, F 2:30-3:20).
  • Collaborating with the supervisor and other TAs


All graduate students accepted by or currently enrolled in the University of Washington are eligible to apply for teaching assistant positions in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies.

By the time of appointment, non-native English-speaking applicants will have to provide a copy of their TOEFL/IELTS/TSE or VERSANT scores as a part of their application if they did not receive a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following countries: Australia, the Bahamas, Canada, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, New Zealand, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, or the United States.

Selection criteria include:


  • Oral and written proficiency in Spanish
  • Command of spoken and written English
  • Academic standing, performance, and progress
  • Previous coursework and training on foreign language teaching or related areas
  • Previous language teaching experience or evidence of effective teaching potential
  • Responsibility and the ability to work well with others
  • Career plans involving teaching


For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.