Employment at the Writing Center

Graduate Assistantships

Writing Center Instructor (Graduate Teaching Assistantship)

As a Writing Center Instructor, you would work collaboratively with undergraduate and graduate students from across the university to help them achieve their writing goals and provide them with appropriate writing instruction.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

For Fall 2024, we’re especially interested in hiring individuals who…

  • Care deeply about students and are eager to support both undergraduate and graduate students with their writing by using accessible and socially just pedagogies

  • Are genuinely interested in learning more about writing across the disciplines and writing across genres

  • Are committed to the values we espouse as a Writing Center and see embedded throughout our practice of social justice, including anti-racism, accessibility, linguistic diversity, and linguistic justice

  • Are committed to accessibility through the times, locations, and modalities we offer, including In-Person Instruction at the Main Center and at our evening Satellite LocationsVirtual Meetings (synchronous video sessions), and Written Feedback (asynchronous comments on downloadable drafts)

  • Are available to teach according to the Writing Center’s needs, including one or more evening shifts per week (campus partners generously fund several Writing Center TAships to provide writing assistance to undergrads in the evenings)

  • Will complete session reports in a timely manner, generally within 24 hours of the session

  • Over time, would be interested in serving on the Writing Center’s outreach team, teaching some Writing Center workshops, and/or contributing to Writing Center staff meetings or ongoing education offerings


To Apply:

Please complete the Writing Center TA Application Form to be considered for the position. For questions about the position vacancy and role please email Nancy Linh Karls, Writing Center Director.

More Information:

  • Visit this page if you would like to learn more about the different forms of instruction that we offer.
  • Visit this page to learn more about our overall mission.

Student Hourly Employment

Writing Center Receptionists (Undergrad Student Help)

We seek students from across all areas of the university, and we are especially open to hiring students early in their college programs. (Our past receptionists have majored in business, journalism, communication disorders, kinesiology, and political science, to name just a few.)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

No knowledge of the Writing Center is necessary prior to starting! We are looking for friendly students from all backgrounds who enjoy helping others. We need good listeners who are able to communicate clearly in person, over the phone, and via email and chat. Comfort with multitasking in a busy setting is important. Ample training is provided in the form of shadowing and having a staff person nearby to answer questions and support you as you learn more about the Writing Center’s programs and services.

We are looking for applicants who are eager to:

  • create a welcoming environment through presence, empathy, and active listening
  • help students connect with writing instructors, services, and resources
  • be committed colleagues and enthusiastic representatives of the Writing Center

A complete position listing is available on the Student Jobs employment site.

To Apply:

Please complete the online application process to be considered for the position. For questions about the position vacancy and role please email the hiring coordinator Stuart Henn.

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