The Writing Studio is looking for Graduate Students!

Kate Stuart
May 22, 2016
Posted in Announcements

The Writing Studio has received funding to hire additional graduate writing consultants and writing fellows for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Consultants and fellows hold one-to-one appointments with graduate and undergraduate writers, and facilitate workshops in undergraduate classrooms.  Additionally, fellows facilitate writing groups and organize educational programs.  Starting salary for consultants is$13.00 per hour.  Fellows work no fewer than 15 hours per week and receive $25,000 annual stipend.

 

Graduate students who are interested in applying should submit the following materials to writing.studio.hiring@vanderbilt.edu no later than June 13. (For email submissions, please include “Graduate Application” in subject line.) 

  1. a letter demonstrating specific interest in and dedication to the teaching of writing
  2. a curriculum vitae
  3. a writing sample of no more than 20 pages
  4. a letter of recommendation from an adviser or other faculty member
  5. a statement from a departmental Director of Graduate Studies verifying availability for employment in the Writing Studio

For more information see http://vanderbilt.edu/writing/jobs/graduate-writing-consultant-positions/ or contact Gary Jaeger at gary.a.jaeger@vanderbilt.edu.

Graduate students who have worked at the Writing Studio report that this experience has helped them to become better, more confident writers and to develop the following professional skills.

            As Teachers

-The capacity to communicate with students

-The capacity to identify student’s needs and capabilities

-A sensitivity to different learning styles

-An understanding of how to structure writing assignments and give feedback

-An ability to engage and motivate students

            As Scholars

-A stronger sense of writing and research conventions

-A keener ability to structure arguments

-Better control over their writing process