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August 4, 2020

UW Japanese Teaching Assistant: Alternate Pool

Application Deadline: August 31, 2020

The Department of Asian Languages and Literature is searching for applicants to join the alternate pool for the Japanese language Teaching Assistants.

We are searching for qualified graduate students to join our alternate pool in case any of our current teaching assistants must leave their positions for any reason. Alternates are not guaranteed a position, but will be notified if they qualify for alternate status. This search is for academic year 2020-21 only. Students who are interested in applying for TA positions for summer 2021 or academic year 2021-22 must reapply next year.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with academic standing, qualifications, and experience. TAs receive a tuition waiver, salary, and benefits.

General Duties/Description:

Job duties include, but are not limited to, teaching Japanese language classes in Japanese (on MWF, usually in the morning), preparing/grading tests, homework, and assignments, keeping student records, participating in TA meetings, attending course lectures, and collaborating with the supervisor and other TAs. Classes are remote in Autumn 2020. Winter and Spring quarter classes may be remote or in person.


Graduate students accepted by or enrolled in the University of Washington are eligible to apply. Previous teaching experience is a plus. Strong Japanese language skills are required. TA positions require strong organizational and communication skills and the ability to work well both individually and as part of team.

By the time of appointment, non-native English speaking applicants will have to provide proof of their English speaking proficiency unless they received 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.

How to Apply:

Application forms are available at Submit the completed application materials online ( to Academic Counselor Elizabeth Self, Asian Languages and Literature, by email ( Application inquiries can also be made with Elizabeth Self. For a pdf version of this job announcement, click here.

This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit:

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 / 206.543.6452 (tty) or