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The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization accepts applications for Teaching Assistantships for the following Summer quarter and academic year on JANUARY 15. Each year the Department has both year-long and quarterly Teaching Assistantships available. Most of the available teaching assistantships are half-time positions (50% FTE), and carry a monthly salary, tuition waiver (up to a maximum of 18 credits per quarter), and health benefits (if TAship is for the full academic year), during the quarter(s) in which the Teaching Assistantship is held. During each quarter of a Teaching Assistantship, the student must be enrolled in a minimum of ten credits of graduate coursework leading to a degree (2 credits in Summer).
Graduate students and graduate applicants interested in and qualified for Teaching Assistantships in NELC courses are encouraged to apply by the JANUARY 15 deadline, following the application procedure below. Applications submitted after the priority deadline may be successful, but cannot be guaranteed consideration.
Submit all materials, including a completed TA application form (pdf file), by JANUARY 15. Along with this application form, you must submit:
- Your qualifications in the area for which you are applying (on a separate sheet).
- Two letters of recommendation from instructors or professors familiar with your academic qualifications. The letters must be turned in with your application in a sealed envelope. NELC M.A. applicants need not submit letters, as they are with the application package
Applicants who have previously held a NELC TA position (in the course or area for which application is being made)
- One letter of evaluation from the faculty member who supervised the applicant during the previous TA appointment in that course or area.
To turn in your application in person, please put your name in the upper corner of an envelope and give it to the Graduate Program Advisor in the NELC Main Office in Denny 229.
If you need to mail in your application, the mailing address is:
TA Search Committee
c/o Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
University of Washington, 229 Denny Hall, Box 353120
Seattle, WA 98195-3120 USA