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W.A.C.   ♦   Writing Center


W.A.C.

 

Writing Across the Curriculum Graduate Consultants (25% GA positions)

Position Description: Interested in working with faculty from across the university in discipline-specific writing? The Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program gives consultants that experience. Consultants collaborate with instructors who wish to help their students use writing as both a tool for learning and for communicating discipline-specific knowledge. WAC consultants work individually with faculty and also advise departmental coordinators responsible for training their instructors to better teach writing. Consultants develop print, Web-based, and other materials for instructors and students, design and facilitate workshops for faculty, staff, and GTAs, and collaborate with other university centers interested in writing instruction. Consultants also have opportunities to conduct research in WAC, joining the scholarly conversations in the field. Other projects as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications: Graduate student with two years of experience in teaching writing and familiarity with scholarship on writing pedagogy and WAC (see the WAC Clearinghouse online for references: http://wac.colostate.edu/).

Application Deadline: March 19th, 2018

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Undergraduate Writing Associates (up to 10 hours/week)

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.

Application Deadline: March 23rd, 2018

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Writing Center

 

Writing Center Consultants, Graduate Students (25% GA positions)

Position Description: Do you want to join a fast-paced and creative environment that contributes to the culture of writing at Ohio State? The OSU Writing Center has locations in Smith Lab, Thompson Library, and the Veteran’s Lounge, as well as online. We provide support in individual and group settings to all OSU community members. Consultants work 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. Some common texts that the writing center works with include research papers, dissertations, personal statements, administrative documents, grant proposals, and resumes. The OSU Writing Center also has a robust host of programming such as writing retreats, writing workshops, and write-in events that are developed and run by graduate consultants. Finally, we are also a research-oriented space where both graduate and undergraduate consultants are supported in developing research on writing center theory and practice.

Because of our multi-faceted and fast-paced environment, where we work with writers at different points in their academic careers, the Writing Center prides itself on being an inclusive and engaged workplace that promotes wellness and self-care initiatives among its undergraduate and graduate staff. To that end, we offer a variety of professional development opportunities and mentorship support. Consultants are supported by weekly mentorship groups and trained in all-staff meetings. Consultants also receive financial support and mentorship to work on a range of writing center projects, such as developing workshops and seminars on writing, creating online and print resources, and working on relevant research projects. For graduate students excited to hone their pedagogical skills and engage in original research on any number of writing-related topics, this is an ideal employment opportunity.

All new consultants are expected to attend training remotely over the summer for up to 10 hours as well as attend an all-staff training day held on Monday August 20th, 2018 and to engage in professional development activities at the start of every subsequent semester.

Administrative Details

  • The Writing Center offers 25% GA appointments.
  • Graduate students cannot hold more than a 75% appointment at Ohio State.
  • All new consultants are expected to attend all-staff training Monday August 20th, 2018.
  • Consultants are expected to engage in professional development activities at the start of every subsequent semester, while employed. 

Interests and Qualifications

  • Current enrollment in degree-granting graduate program in any discipline.
  • Interest or experience with quantitative and/or qualitative research methodologies

Preferred

  • Previous college-level tutoring experience.
  • At least one year of teaching experience.
  • And/or completion of the English Department Special Topics in Composition 7880 on Writing Center Studies and Pedagogy.

Application DeadlineMarch 9th. 

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Remember to upload Resume/CV and Cover Letter when submitting application. Applications that do not include these documents will not be considered.   

Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.

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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! The OSU Writing Center has locations in Smith Lab, Thompson Library, and the Veteran’s Lounge, as well as online. We provide support in individual and group settings to all OSU community members. Consultants work 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. Some common texts that the writing center works with include research papers, dissertations, personal statements, administrative documents, grant proposals, and resumes. The OSU Writing Center also has a robust host of programming such as writing retreats, writing workshops, and write-in events that are developed and run by graduate consultants with support from undergraduate consultants. Finally, we are also a research-oriented space where both graduate and undergraduate consultants are supported in developing research on writing center theory and practice.   

Because of our multi-faceted and fast-paced environment, where we work with writers at different points in their academic careers, the Writing Center prides itself on being an inclusive and engaged workplace that promotes wellness and self-care initiatives among its undergraduate and graduate staff. To that end, we offer a variety of professional development opportunities and mentorship support, as well as leadership opportunities for undergraduate and graduate staff members. Consultants are supported by weekly mentorship groups and trained in all-staff meetings. Consultants also receive financial support and mentorship to work on a range of writing center projects, such as developing workshops and seminars on writing, creating online and print resources, and working on relevant research projects. For undergraduate students who want to make a difference at The Ohio State University, and meet a group of like-minded individuals, this is an ideal employment opportunity.

Administrative Details:

  • OSU students can work up-to 28 hours for OSU campus jobs, either in combination or within one position.
  • All new consultants are expected to attend all-staff training Monday August 20th, 2018.
  • Consultants are expected to engage in professional development activities at the start of every subsequent semester, while employed. 

Interests and Qualifications

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

Application DeadlineMarch 19th. 

Apply Online 

Remember to upload Resume/CV and Cover Letter when submitting application. Applications that do not include these documents will not be considered.   

Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.

 

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