Student Employment

Teaching Assistantships
(Graduate Students Only)

The ISOM Department hires Teaching Assistant’s (TA’s) for undergraduate courses in IS and QMETH as well as for executive education classes in EMBA and TMMBA that include statistical components.


To be considered for a position, you must submit an online TA application along with your resume and unofficial transcripts to Feel free to include any additional materials that you feel will strengthen your application. Though the following materials are optional, some people choose to submit test scores, recommendation letters, and course evaluations from previous TA or teaching positions.

If you are a Non-Native English Speaker you must submit evidence of meeting the English Requirement- please see below.
It is important you understand that TA positions in our department are competitive, therefore, submission of an application is no guarantee of a position.
Applications are made available to faculty needing a TA or grader who then may follow up with perspective hires directly or through the department office.

TA Courses

Information Systems
TA’s teach two lab sections in PACCAR 191 once a week for one hour each for IS 300.
Duties may include but are not limited to: attend all/some lecture sessions; prepare and present lectures for lab sections; prepare review materials, lecture materials and handout materials for lab sections; review literature; request or acquire necessary equipment; hold regular office hours (1.5 hours/week); manage and respond to course-related e-mail; prepare and maintain webpage for course materials; proctor and score exams; maintain records on individual students’ assignments and attendance; administer OEA course evaluations; calculate quarter grades; attend instructor/TA meetings; act as liaison/mediator between student and instructor.

Quantitative Methods
TA’s teach two quiz sections once a week for one hour each for QMETH 201.
Duties may include but are not limited to: attend all/some lecture sessions, hold regular office hours 1.5 hrs/wk; manage and respond to course-related e-mail; score exams, quizzes, homework, projects, etc.; maintain grading and course attendance records; calculate quarter grades; administer OEA course evaluations; attend instructor/TA meetings.

Non-native speaker requirement for TA Positions

You will need to demonstrate spoken English proficiency beyond that required for admittance to the University of Washington per Memorandum 8.

To receive a TA appointment, graduate students who are Non-Native English speakers must fulfill the English language proficiency requirements as stated in Graduate School Memorandum 15 and submit test scores with your application or proof of completing the required English language courses:

(a) Achieve a spoken English proficiency test score of at least:
26 on the speaking portion of the TOEFL iBT or TOEFLS
or 7.0 on the speaking portion of the IELTS
or 65 on the Versant English Test

(b) If the student is hired for a TA position and has received one of the scores listed below, the department will contact the Graduate School to request an appeal interview. If the student fails the interview the offer will be rescinded.
23-25 on the speaking portion of TOEFL iBT
6.0-6.9 on the speaking portion of the IELTS
56-64 on the Versant English Test

(c) Graduate students who fail to meet the spoken English proficiency requirement in (a) or (b) must pass English 105, an English course for international teaching assistants offered by English Language Programs.

While they are completing English language requirements, TAs may be assigned to non-teaching duties that do not include direct interaction with students. Such duties would include, but not be limited to, marking homework, grading, setting up labs, preparing instructional materials, running equipment in the classroom, etc.

Grader Positions–Hourly
(Graduate & Undergraduate Students)

Grader/ Hourly positions pay scale:

Graduate:$15 – $17.50
Undergraduate: $15

Hourly positions are available in I S, OPMGT, and QMETH classes for undergraduate and graduate students.

International students may only work a maximum of 20 hours a week unless they submit a CPT request with the ISS and submit a copy of the updated I-20 to the department.

See the TA/RA salary schedules for the current rates.

Please see the list of Foster School of Business department procedures and contacts for TA positions for further information for other departments.

For specific information about student employment see the Graduate School Assistantships.