WAC Positions

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Positions for the 2022-2023 academic year are posted below. Apply through the Workday job requisition links.

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Graduate Writing Associate Assistant Coordinator Position Description (25% position, 10 hours a week):

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.

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Qualifications:

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

Applications are due on Monday, April 4, and interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. Please include a resume and cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position.

Apply online via Workday (position: R41993) 

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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.

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Qualifications:

Applicants must be undergraduates who have taken English/CSTW 3467: Issues and Methods in the Tutoring of Writing or a similar course at another institution. Please note that you have taken this course in your cover letter or resume.

Applications: Applicants should submit a CV or resume and a cover letter that addresses the following two prompts:

  • In about 500 words, describe the experiences have you had as an academic writer, both within and outside of your discipline/comfort zone.

  • In about 500 words, describe the experiences you have had working with others on their writing or supporting others' learning. This could include formal tutoring of some kind, or more informal work providing feedback to helping a friend or study group. 

Applications are due on Monday, April 4, and interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.

Apply online via Workday (position: R42005) 

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Graduate Writing Across the Curriculum Consultants Position Description (25% positions, 10 hours a week):

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. 

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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/). 

Applications are due on Monday, April 4, and interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. Please include a resume and cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position.

Apply online via Workday (position: R42007)