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Hiring for 2020-2021 Academic Year 

 

Writing Center

Writing Center Assistant Coordinators, Graduate Students

Position Description:  (25% or 50% appointments, 10 or 20 hours a week) Interested in becoming a graduate Assistant Coordinator (AC) for the Writing Center during academic year 2020-2021? ACs work alongside CSTW administrators to assure that the Center’s programs and personnel provide transformative support for writers at all levels across the university. The AC team members work together to plan and manage the day to day operations of the Center’s sites and programs. Each team member oversees such critical components of the Center’s mission as scheduling, consultant training and professional development, managing our three core sites, writing groups, and online tutoring, engaging with the campus community to develop and promote programming, or facilitating our outreach initiative, a partnership with teachers and students at Columbus Global Academy. Graduate applicants are asked to share a resume/CV and a cover letter that explains their interest in the position. 

Qualifications: At least one year of previous employment in a writing center, the ability to accept a year-long contract, and demonstration of academic leadership. Email CV and cover letter to Dr. Susan Lang (lang.543) and Dr. Chris Manion (manion.12) by February 17th with interviews taking place shortly thereafter.
 

Writing Center Consultants, Graduate Students 

Position Description: (25% GA appointments) Do you want to join a fast-paced and creative environment that contributes to the culture of writing at Ohio State? Apply to the OSU Writing Center! Key responsibilities include

  • Consulting one-to-one with students, staff, and faculty from all disciplines on a variety of writing issues to help individuals grow as writers and improve specific pieces of writing.
  • Assisting writers on a variety of texts, including research papers, lab reports, creative writing, dissertations, administrative documents, proposals, and/or resumes, and other application materials.
  • Helping writers at any stage in the writing process, addressing issues like organization and idea development, as well as grammar and style issues.

Consultants also participate in and contribute to weekly mentorship meetings, and monthly all-staff meetings. They may also assist with a range of writing center projects, such as developing workshops and seminars on writing, creating online and print resources, and engaging in relevant research projects. All new consultants are expected to attend training (dates TBA) and to engage in professional development activities at the start of every fall and spring semester for the duration of their employment.

Qualifications: (Preferred) Previous college-level tutoring experience and one year of teaching experience.

Applications are due March 16th, 2020. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. Apply now through this form, which includes short essay questions about a candidate's experiences as a writer, experience supporting the writing and learning of others, specific interest in position(s). The form also asks for a CV to be posted, so have that document ready when you apply.

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Writing Center Consultants, Undergraduate Students 

Position Description: Are you often asked to work on your peer’s writing for free? Get paid to do this work at the OSU Writing Center!

Key responsibilities include

  • Consulting one-to-one with students, staff, and faculty from all disciplines on a variety of writing issues to help individuals grow as writers and improve specific pieces of writing.
  • Assisting writers on a variety of texts, including research papers, lab reports, creative writing, dissertations, administrative documents, proposals, and/or resumes, and other application materials.
  • Helping writers at any stage in the writing process, addressing issues like organization and idea development, as well as grammar and style issues.

Consultants also participate in and contribute to weekly mentorship meetings, and monthly all-staff meetings. They may also assist with a range of writing center projects, such as developing workshops and seminars on writing, creating online and print resources, and engaging in relevant research projects.

All new consultants are expected to attend training (dates TBA) and to engage in professional development activities at the start of every fall and spring semester, while employed.

(Note: OSU students can work up to 28 hours for OSU campus jobs, either in combination or within one position).

Qualifications: Successful completion of English 3467S or CSTW 3467S. Previous writing center experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applications are due March 16th, 2020. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. Apply now through this form, which includes short essay questions about a candidate's experiences as a writer, experience supporting the writing and learning of others, specific interest in position(s). The form also asks for a resume or CV to be posted, so have that document ready when you apply.

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W.A.C.

Graduate Writing Associate Assistant Coordinator

Position Description: (25% GA position) Want an opportunity to work with undergraduates who are interested in writing pedagogy and in helping their peers? As the Writing Associate (WAs) Program's Assistant Coordinator, you will assist in training undergraduate WAs, help recruit instructors to participate in the program, plan meetings between WAs and instructors throughout a term, help lead weekly staff meetings with the WAs, and conduct assessments of the program's effectiveness for semester and yearly reports. The WA assistant coordinator also acts as a liaison to CSTW's other writing programs, occasionally attending WAC and Writing Center meetings while helping promote the work of the program to faculty and instructors across campus.

Qualifications: Graduate student with two years of experience in teaching writing and/or tutoring writing, familiarity with scholarship on writing pedagogy, WAC (see the WAC Clearinghouse for references), and writing center pedagogy. Experience working in a Writing Associates (sometimes called Writing Fellows) program preferred.

Applications are due March 16th, 2020. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. Apply now through this form, which includes short essay questions about a candidate's experiences as a writer, experience supporting the writing and learning of others, specific interest in position(s). The form also asks for a CV to be posted, so have that document ready when you apply.

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Undergraduate Writing Associates 

Position Description: Interested in learning more about writing and teaching? Enjoy working with others? Consider applying for a position as a Writing Associate (WA). After completing your initial paid training, you will be paired with writing intensive classes and their instructors for one semester. In these classes, WAs can provide up to 6 hours of weekly writing support tailored to the needs of the course's students. This support might include individual meetings with students, in-class writing workshops, facilitated peer-review sessions, as well as a variety of curricular support of student writing. During their appointment, WAs meet weekly in a staff meeting to discuss their collaborations. They also meet regularly with the collaborating instructor and WA program coordinators. They also collect materials related to teaching and learning in the class and write reflections on the work they are doing in a course.

Qualifications: Students from any degree program are eligible. Success and interest in writing in a range of disciplinary courses, as well as experience supporting the writing or learning of others. Previous writing center experience and/or completion of English/CSTW 3467 may also be considered.

Applications are due March 16th, 2020. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. Apply now through this form, which includes short essay questions about a candidate's experiences as a writer, experience supporting the writing and learning of others, specific interest in position(s). The form also asks for a resume or CV to be posted, so have that document ready when you apply.

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