We do not have open staff positions at the moment.
Students are eligible for a variety of work experience and optional research opportunities in our School. The responsibilities and requirements of the work will determine the appropriate job title and compensation or academic credit. Common types of positions in the School are:
Academic – Salaried
A graduate student employed and assigned by the department who is solely responsible for the development and teaching of academic courses.
Teaching Assistant (TA)
An MA, MFA, or MDes student employed and assigned by the department to assist a supervising instructor with teaching duties.
Research Assistant (RA)
Employed to conduct research under the direct supervision of a faculty member.
Academic - Hourly
The GRSA is paid hourly wages (published by the UW Graduate School) based on the salary rate for RA appointments in accordance with the Academic Student Employee labor contract. The other positions in this category are compensated on an hourly basis starting at $17.22 an hour per the same labor contract. Hourly employees are not eligible for tuition or health insurance benefits.
Graduate Research Student Assistant (GRSA)
During the summer term only (June 16 – September 15), continuing graduate students may be employed to conduct research under the direct supervision of a faculty member.
Readers / Graders
Provide diverse services as course assistants, which will normally include grading student papers and examinations. Duties may also include: attendance at lectures, office hours, consultation with instructors, and other duties as assigned. Readers / Graders may not perform teaching duties.
Responsible for providing group instructional activities in support of regular academic course work. Tutors may not perform teaching duties or participate in grading of any kind. Their work may include meeting with the instructor regarding the needs of the course and the goals and outcomes for student writing.
Undergraduate Research Assistant (uRA)
Employed to assist with research under the direct supervision of a faculty member.
Student Assistants are employed (starting at $16.69 per hour) to perform a variety of administrative and support duties. Hourly employees are not eligible for tuition or health insurance benefits. Before a Student Assistant is hired, the hiring supervisor must provide a job description and post the position in accordance with appropriate human resources policies.
UW students and others (e.g., high school students) may be allowed to participate in unpaid, non-credit volunteer experience under the direct supervision of a faculty member. It is the supervising faculty member's responsibility to ensure that all volunteer policies have been addressed before allowing volunteers to do any work. Contact the School's administrator for more information.
In addition to work opportunities, students should be sure to investigate available scholarships and other financial support.