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Faculty and Postdoctoral Scholars

Applications for faculty or postdoc positions must be submitted via job postings at Current postings for open academic positions in the Department of Physics are listed at:

PhD Students

As described here, the department aims to provide financial support for all currently enrolled full-time PhD students making satisfactory progress, generally via a combination of teaching and research assistantships. Requests for a Teaching Assistantship are submitted on this form. Research Assistantships are currently available in:

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate teaching assistants are paid at the hourly rate established by the union contract. Students interested in employment as an undergraduate teaching assistant in introductory physics labs and tutorials must have completed Phys 121, 122 & 123, be a Physics major, and have already enrolled in and completed at least one quarter of Phys 401/402/403. Entry to this preparatory class is via this application.


Postings for any available staff positions may be found on the UW Employment site.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status. The University is committed to building diversity among its faculty, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint.