iSchool Graduate Assistant Positions

iSchool Graduate Assistant Positions

When assistantships are available they will be posted on the campus Student Jobs site Student Jobs – UW–Madison ( and on the iSchool Daily Digest website.  Follow the application instructions in the job post.

All Teaching Assistant (TA) hires are semester-by-semester and there is no presumption of reappointment. An exception to this is appointments with a funding guarantee, as with iSchool PhD students.

iSchool courses that typically employ TAs are:

  • LIS 201: The Information Society
  • LIS 202: Information Divides & Differences in a Multicultural Society
  • LIS 351: Introduction to Digital Information
  • LIS 461: Data and Algorithms: Ethics and Policy
  • LIS 500: Code & Power

Hiring criteria will generally be as follows but may differ in certain circumstances

  • Seniority and experience
  • Subject matter expertise
  • Academic Standing
  • Performance in prior TAships and Lecturer-Student Assistant appointments

If you have questions about iSchool assistantships, contact either: