Working at the CEW can be an enriching experience with powerful reverberations into your future. The Center for Excellence in Writing employs Undergraduate Consultants, Graduate Consultants, and Teaching Assistants. We hire consultants in a variety of disciplines. We also hire numerous reception staff, usually through the work study program.
To work as an Undergraduate Consultant, you should be a strong academic writer and have an interest in mentoring or teaching. The course Writing Center Theory and Practice is an undergraduate prerequisite for work in the CEW. This course will be offered in the Spring and will prepare students to work in the CEW the following semester. (Please note that taking the course does not guarantee that you will be hired to work in the CEW.)
To work as a Graduate Consultant, you should have demonstrated success in academic writing in your discipline, pedagogical experience (teaching or tutoring), and pedagogical coursework. If you lack specific experience with writing instruction, we may still be able to employ you. If you have these qualifications, send an email of inquiry, a writing sample, and your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hire a limited number of Teaching Assistants each year, primarily doctoral students who have significant teaching experience. Many of our TAs started as graduate consultants in the CEW. We assess our needs for the academic year in the Spring of the prior year. At that time, if you are interested in being considered for such a position, please contact us at email@example.com.
The most rewarding part of working with writers at the CEW is helping people feel like they’ve been heard. Everyone has a story to tell or an insight to share, and occasionally we run into obstacles in getting our message across. It’s a very exciting opportunity when I get to help tear down those walls. When it 'clicks' with a writer that what they’re saying matches up with what they’re thinking, I feel like I’ve had an impact.