Graduate TA Positions
(see the TA Home Page for an overview and more information on CSE TA positions.)
Any grad student who will not have a full RA appointment (or other funding) in a given quarter should register and apply for a TA position.
If you are unsure about your funding situation, talk to your advisor first. If you might need a TA position in a given quarter, you should fill out a TA application.
Graduate students from other departments are welcome to apply and may receive quarterly appointments on an as-needed basis.
Note: A weekly TA training seminar is offered each quarter on Thursdays, 4:30-5:20 PM, for students who are selected to TA and who will be teaching for the first time. It is strongly recommended for any TA who has not participated previously, even if this is not your first time as a TA.
The TA sign-up procedure is a three-step process (be sure to complete all three steps!):
1. REGISTER: Indicate your wish to TA for the current quarter and list your general areas of interest. (Important: Be sure to check the box that says "I wish to TA <upcoming quarter>,<year>".)
2. APPLY: Update data about your qualifications so that instructors can more easily find the best qualified TAs. If you do not yet have an advisor or are a 5th-year or non-CSE grad, just list "none" or "n/a" for your advisor.
- Non-CSE grads should provide as much relevant information as possible in the "other experience" section so that we may better assess your qualifications.
- 5th-year Combined B.S/M.S. grads: you do not need to list your undergraduate courses/grades; this information will be updated automatically in our database.
3. EDIT/ESTABLISH COURSE PREFERENCES: List your TA preferences for individual courses.
- Your individual course preferences will be initialized to values consistent with your course category preferences (Theory, Systems, Graphics, etc.). You may adjust these values at any time until the application deadline. Course instructors can see only your general areas of interest when submitting their own preferences for TAs. Since some courses (CSE 332, 351, 373, etc.) may not fit neatly into a single area, paying close attention to how you rank each individual course will improve your chances of getting the best match for your and the instructors' preferences.
- Graduate TAs are generally expected to attend lectures and will often lead quiz sections (if any) for a course they wish to TA. Please pay special attention to whether you have a schedule time conflict with any course and check the "conflict" box if a major conflict exists (partial conflicts with lecture times are usually acceptable). Exceptions are sometimes made for students who have previously TA'd for that course or who have made prior arrangements with an instructor. Contact Pim if you have any questions about this.
- Introductory Programming Courses (CSE 142/143): TA positions for the large introductory programming courses (CSE 142/143) are assigned primarily to undergraduate students. Graduate students who have a strong interest in computer science education and/or teaching are encouraged to contact the TA Coordinator for information about potential TA opportunities with these courses.
The application/registration for spring 2019 TA positions will open February 19.
Proceed to the TA sign-up page (CSENetID required).
(Non-CSE students who have a UWNetID can sign up here.)
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