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The Emory Writing Center staff consists of undergraduate tutors, graduate tutors, and graduate fellows. Use the jump menu to learn how to apply for each position.

Undergraduate Tutors

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Required Qualifications

  • Must be an undergraduate student in Emory College or the School of Nursing for duration of employment.
  • Must have an interest in writing practice and pedagogy.
  • Must have excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 5 hours per week.
  • Must be able to attend a weekly, one-hour practicum class in the fall (meeting day and time to be determined based on new tutors’ schedules).
  • Must be able to attend our fall orientation, which is usually scheduled for the Tuesday before Fall Semester classes begin.
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to anti-racism, equity, inclusion, diversity, and other social justice topics.

Preferred Qualifications

We especially welcome applications from candidates who meet one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Have experience in a writing center (as writing consultant, as client, or both) or collaborating with writers in other settings.
  • Have experience with writing across the disciplines—especially in science and quantitative fields.
  • Are multilingual, have experience as language learners, and have experience supporting language learners.
  • Have engaged in activities, community initiatives, or work related to anti-racism, equity, inclusion, diversity, and/or other social justice topics.
  • Have a 3.5 overall GPA (Note: Most of our tutors have a 3.5 GPA or above, but if your GPA is lower, you are welcome to apply - and you may then discuss your GPA in your application statement.)

Duties and Responsibilities

The position starts in Fall 2022. The rate of pay for this position is $10.00 per hour. Tutors will work 5 to 10 hours per week. 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.

Tutors will assist with publicity and other work as needed.

Please review the following additional responsibilities and benefits of working at the writing center before applying for the position.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Attend all required training and professional development activities
    • In addition to attending the required Fall orientation, other required activities include an all-staff Spring training day in February 2023, weekly small group meetings, and peer observations.
  • Comply with EWC philosophy, policies, and procedures
  • Report to work prepared and on time
  • Visit at least two classes each semester to promote the Writing Center
  • 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 may also be asked to complete brief reading and writing assignments throughout the year.
  • Find coverage when you need to miss a tutoring shift
  • Complete HR paperwork on time
  • Keep track of your hours and pay

Benefits of Working at the Writing Center

  • Earn money
  • 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
  • Learn strategies to encourage equity and inclusion in a professional environment
  • 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

How to Apply

Applications to work during the 2022-2023 academic year will open on February 1, 2022. Applications are due by February 28, 2022.

All applicants must submit an application and additional materials. College Connect application links will be provided by February 1, 2022.

The required additional materials are as follows:

  • Letter of application
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Resume
  • 4-8 page scholarly writing sample completed while a student at Emory
  • Contact information for 2 Emory references

 

Application Due Date

Info Session Dates

February 28, 2022To Be Announced

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Office of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

Graduate Fellows

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Graduate Fellowship Application Instructions
for Academic Year 2022 - 2023

 

Application Deadline

Info Session Date

November 22, 2021


Friday, November 5th, 1:00pm

Zoom link:
https://emory.zoom.us/j/96138081964
Meeting ID: 961 3808 1964

Fellowship Details

With joint funding from the Laney Graduate School and the Dean’s Office of Emory College, the Emory Writing Center (EWC) will award up to three graduate fellowships in 2022-2023 to advanced graduate students who expect to complete their dissertations by the end of the fellowship period. EWC Fellows will work 15 hours per week in the Writing Center from mid-August through mid-May. The fellows receive a stipend for 9 months (September 2022-May 2023) along with a 100% subsidy for the Emory University Student Health Insurance Plan (EUSHIP). The stipend amount will be $23,831, paid over 9-months (September 2022-May 2023). The first stipend payment will be at the end of September.

Fellows’ responsibilities include tutoring in the Emory Writing Center; mentoring undergraduate peer tutors; conducting training sessions, staff meetings, and writing workshops; participating in community partnerships; identifying and designing writing resources; and promoting the EWC. Fellows will also have opportunities to participate in research projects, attend professional conferences, and contribute to initiatives of the larger Emory Writing Program. The EWC will give special consideration to fellowship candidates who have professional experiences with or active interests in working in writing centers, teaching writing (including within specific disciplines), supporting multilingual students, and engaging in anti-racism, equity, and inclusion work. Visit our website, http://writingcenter.emory.edu, to learn more about our mission.

Apart from duties in the Emory Writing Center, fellows are expected to devote full-time to work on their dissertations and should not be otherwise employed while holding an EWC Fellowship. The EWC Fellowship offers a unique opportunity to develop teaching, research, and administrative skills relevant for supporting writers and writing instruction at all levels and across a wide variety of disciplines.

Eligibility

To be considered for the fellowship, applicants must:

  • be full time students in a doctoral program, in good standing;
  • be in candidacy at the time of application;
  • be in their 5th - 7th year of graduate study at the time of application; preference will be given to students in their 5th or 6th year who show that they are likely to complete their dissertation during the fellowship year
  • not previously have held an Emory completion fellowship; and
  • be available for an in-person or video conference interview by early December.

Application Procedures

Upload the application materials to ADMIT no later than November 22, 2021.

  • A cover letter (uploaded as statement of purpose) addressing the following three subjects: (1) your long-term career goals and how this experience would enhance your professional development; (2) your experiences relevant to writing center work (such as teaching, tutoring, multilingual student support, anti-racism work, community partnerships, pedagogical research, administrative work, and public writing); and (3) what you could contribute to the Emory Writing Center.
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • Your Emory transcript (an unofficial transcript issued to the student is acceptable)
  • A dissertation chapter
  • A dissertation completion timeline, including the proposed table of contents
  • An abstract of your dissertation project
  • A faculty letter of recommendation assessing your dissertation progress and your skills relevant for this position. The letter will be uploaded by your recommender into the ADMIT system via an email link you generate through your application. You may choose to submit an additional faculty letter of recommendation, and you will be able to track if your recommenders submitted their materials.

ADMIT Submission

All nominations and applications, including supporting materials, will be uploaded using ADMIT.

  1. Go to https://www.applyweb.com/emoryfel/index.ftl. and log in using your regular ADMIT net ID and password –or—set up an account with ADMIT first and then log in.
  2. Select your fellowship from the drop down box and follow the upload fields. The application will not let you proceed until you upload all the necessary materials.
  3. If you are applying for multiple fellowships, you must finish one application before you can begin another.

If you have questions about using ADMIT, please contact LGS.profdev@emory.edu. You will need to upload the nomination or application items as PDF files.

Selection

Fellows will be selected by a committee of faculty and staff in the Emory Writing Program on the basis of excellence in written and oral communication; breadth and depth of experience relevant to writing center work; commitment to the mission of the Emory Writing Center; and likelihood of dissertation completion by May or August 2023. 

Award Notifications

Questions?

Finalists will be notified in mid-
December 2021


Contact:
Lex Hackney
Program Coordinator
writingcenter@emory.edu

Additional Info

In addition to the Writing Center graduate fellowships, there is the Emory Libraries/ECDS Instruction & Engagement—Writing Center Graduate Fellowship that includes work in the Writing Center as well as Woodruff Library. Learn more about this fellowship here, or contact Erin Mooney (eamoone@emory.edu).

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Office of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

Graduate Tutors

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Graduate Tutor Application Instructions
for Academic Year 2022 - 2023

The Emory Writing Center is in the process of piloting a new hourly position for graduate tutors, designed for PhD students who may be interested in developing expertise in writing center studies and who want to work with us throughout their graduate career. We welcome nominations from faculty for strong candidates for this position. You may also reach out to melissa.yang@emory.edu if you are interested in being considered.

PhD students who are interested in becoming Graduate Tutors are invited to join the Graduate Fellow information session (details below).

Info Session Date


Friday, November 5th, 1:00pm

Zoom link:
https://emory.zoom.us/j/96138081964
Meeting ID: 961 3808 1964

 

EEO Statement
Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Office of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.