School of Public Health

Find a TA Position

Teaching assistantships (TAs) are appointed for specific courses by course instructors and paid directly through the UW. Priority for TA positions in the Department of Epidemiology is typically given to doctoral students in their second year and beyond.

Several of the larger, required epi methods courses, as well as some of the undergraduate epi courses, hire teaching assistants (TA) every year. All open-hire opportunities for TA positions in the department are broadcast to students on a quarterly basis, and will also be posted here as they become available. Having performed well in the course, or having specialized skills or knowledge applicable to the course content, can be important factors in the hiring process.

TA Openings:

Some students have success finding TA positions in other departments both inside and outside the School of Public Health. As is the case with the Department of Epidemiology, other departments will prioritize their own students for TA positions. However, if you have a background in a field outside epidemiology you may want to inquire with the related department about TA opportunities.

Publicly advertised TA opportunities from across the School of Public Health can be found on the SPH Student Funding and Opportunities webpage (UW NetID required).

Pay rates for TAs are determined by the Graduate School. 

TA positions that total 20 hours a week for a quarter (or two 10 hour a week positions combined) cover tuition at the Washington state resident level (excluding fees). Out of state tuition can be waived if necessary. 

Eligible TAs receive excellent health coverage – medical, dental, and vision care – through the Graduate Appointee Insurance Program (GAIP). Contact the program for questions about eligibility and enrollment.

If appointed, you are expected to abide by the Student Conduct Code and maintain good academic standing.

SPH pay rates for hourly Academic Student Employees are posted at