The University of Washington actively recruits graduate and professional students from throughout the nation and the world. In order to provide competitive and meaningful funding opportunities, the University offers a number of graduate student service appointments (e.g. Teaching Assistantships, Research Assistantships, & Staff Assistantships). Academic student employees in the College of Education (both domestic and international) receive a monthly stipend, a full tuition waiver, and health insurance coverage for themselves and their dependents. Learn more »

The College of Education offers teaching, research, and staff assistantship positions to approximately 120 graduate students each academic year. Primary consideration is usually given to doctoral students with a strong background of successful teaching, research, and/or administrative experience. If you are interested in specifically working on funded research projects, we recommend that you make contact with faculty whose research areas most closely match your own interests.

To be eligible, graduate students must be admitted by the Graduate School and be enrolled for at least 10 credit hours per quarter. Positions require an average of 20 hours of work per week. As positions become available in the College of Education, specific descriptions are posted on this page and distributed to the funding opportunities listserv. Descriptions will include position requirements and application deadlines.  To apply, follow the instructions on the position description.

Students may also wish to investigate graduate student service appointments outside of the College of Education by contacting other departments in which they have an interest or aptitude, or by viewing available positions online through the University’s Human Resources Division. To view these positions, visit the UWHires page and select “Academic Student Employee” in the "Category" field.

Pay Rates

The Reader/Grader hourly rate is $26.60.

Community Partnership Fellows Program

The College's Community Partner Fellow program builds relationships with our community partners to enhance their equity-focused research and evaluation capacity. For our students, it provides critical professional development opportunities and funding to support the next generation of leading practitioners and scholars. Learn more »