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Teaching Assistant in African American Studies

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job No: 504689
Division/Organization: College of Letters & Science
Department: African American Studies
Job Type: UW Student Assistant
Remote Eligbility: Not Remote
Salary/Wage Range or Lump Sum: $2,382.00
Job Categories: Leadership, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Teamwork/Collaboration, Graduate Assistant-Teaching Assistant

Department Overview:

Department of African American Studies

Anticipated Start Date:

August 21, 2023

Anticipated End Date (If Applicable):

January 3, 2024

Remote Work Eligibility Detail:

Not Remote

Anticipated Hours Per Week:

20 (weekly number of hours will fluctuate based on course demands and instructor requirements)


50% appointment time with 4 discussion sections

Salary/Wage Range/Lump Sum:

$1,191 biweekly pay based on a 50% appointment time rate, $11,317 total for the semester. Position includes salary, tuition remission, and eligibility for health insurance and other employee benefits.

Number of Positions:



Preference will be given to second-year UW-Madison graduate students in good standing (no incompletes), with background in African American Studies or related field (Literature, History, Cultural Studies, Theatre, Art History). First-year graduate students with extensive teaching experience will be considered. Undergraduate teaching experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


Position Summary/Job Duties:

Teaching Assistant for AAS 156: Black Music and American Cultural History (

The appointment is for the Fall semester of 2023-24. Position includes salary, tuition remission, and eligibility for health insurance and other employee benefits.

Physical Demands:


Institutional Statements:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

UW-Madison is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background-people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit:

Accommodation Statement:

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:


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