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Application Instructions for Academic Year 2018-2019



Prospective undergraduate tutors

Students from all majors with at least a 3.5 overall GPA are encouraged to apply. Our tutors work with writers from a variety of disciplines, levels, and language backgrounds. Tutors also participate in ongoing professional development and have opportunities for research, leadership, and community engagement. This challenging and rewarding position cultivates skills valued by graduate schools and employers. Tutors work 6-10 hours per week. Pay is $10 per hour.

All applicants must submit an application coversheet, letter of application, unofficial transcript, resume, and academic writing sample. Completed applications should be submitted in PDF format to writingcenter@emory.edu. Find detailed instructions for all of these application documents in the application cover sheet file linked below. Applications are due by February 26th. Selected applicants will be invited to interview in late March. Final decisions will be announced by April 13th.

To learn more, visit one of our information sessions:

Wednesday, Feb 7, 4-5 pm
Callaway C-201

Thursday, Feb 15, 4-5 pm   
Callaway C-201

To be considered for a position as a new Emory Writing Center tutor for fall 2018, you must be able to work a minimum of 6 hours per week; you must be able to attend a weekly, one-hour practicum class in the fall; and you must be able to attend our fall orientation which is scheduled for Tuesday, August 28th. Please review the following additional responsibilities and benefits of working at the writing center before applying for the position.


Responsibilities of Emory Writing Center Tutors

  • Attend all required training and professional development activities

To be considered for a position as an undergraduate tutor, you must be able to attend our orientation on Tuesday, August 28th. Other required activities include a Saturday all-staff training day at the start of the spring semester, weekly small group meetings, and peer observations.

  • Work 6-10 hours per week (including tutoring and training hours)

Tutors must commit to working at least 6 hours/week. Tutors are required to give availability (for scheduling purposes) for at least 15 hours during the time the EWC is open for tutoring: Sun-Thurs 12-8 and Fri 12-5.

  • Comply with EWC philosophy, policies, and procedures
  • Report to work prepared and on time
  • Complete reading and writing assignments

Tutors will complete a set of readings and writing activities prior to our fall orientation. These should not take more than 15 hours total to complete. Tutors are also required to complete brief reading and writing assignments throughout the year.

  • Find coverage when you need to miss a tutoring shift
  • Complete HR paperwork and keep track of your pay


Benefits of Working at the Emory Writing Center

  • Earn money

Undergraduate tutors beginning in August 2018 will be paid $10 per hour.

  • Develop tutoring, teaching, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • Gain experience working with a diverse body of students
  • Learn strategies to improve your own writing
  • Broaden your knowledge of writing across disciplines and modes
  • Practice communicating across language differences
  • Participate in community partnerships
  • Engage scholarship in writing center studies
  • Conduct primary research related to writing and tutoring
  • Cultivate skills valued by graduate schools and employers

Materials

Prospective graduate fellows

Fellowships will involve 15 hours of work per week, with the remainder of time devoted to completion of the dissertation. Fellows' responsibilities include tutoring in the Emory Writing Center; mentoring undergraduate peer tutors; conducting training sessions, staff meetings, and writing workshops; identifying and designing writing resources; and promoting use of the EWC. Fellows may also have opportunities to participate in research projects, attend professional conferences, and contribute to initiatives of the larger Emory Writing Program in which the Writing Center resides. For the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year, the EWC will give special consideration to fellowship candidates who have active interests in or professional experience with writing centers, community partnerships, multilingual writing pedagogy, and/or teaching digital writing or writing in the disciplines.

We will have two information sessions: 

Wednesday, Feb 7, 4-5 pm
Callaway C-201

Thursday, Feb 15, 4-5 pm   
Callaway C-201

Click here for the full graduate fellow position posting and application instructions. Complete applications are due by February 19th.