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Brown University

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Writing Center Staff Associate (Graduate Student)
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Job ID 8016
Employer Dean of the College
Employer Type On Campus
Date Posted Jul 27, 2016
Category Teaching and Tutoring
Job Type On-Campus Jobs
Job Description Writing Center Associates hold hour-long, one-on-one conferences on writing with any member of the Brown community who wishes to discuss his or her written work. Visitors to the Center may be undergraduates, graduates, visiting scholars, faculty or staff. Associates must be ready to discuss strategies for writing in a variety of discursive modes, including papers for humanities and science-related academic courses; dissertation, masters and senior thesis chapters; personal essays for job, grad school, law school or med school applications; creative writing; articles for publication; project, thesis or grant proposals, and course syllabi. Associates write a summary and assessment of each conference; they also collaborate in establishing and maintaining the Center's objectives and procedures, and conduct outreach workshops as the need arises.
Job Requirements Associates should be graduate students, in their second year of study and above, who are experienced writers with substantial teaching background, either one-on-one or in a class. Experience in the teaching of writing (in any academic discipline) is preferred. Courses in composition theory and practice and/or in subject area teaching highly desirable. Special training or experience in areas such as ESL, dyslexia, publishing, science or technical writing, are highly desired. Interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a collaborative setting are essential. A willingness to participate in ongoing staff development sessions, assist in the training of new Center Associates, adhere to the Center's pedagogy, procedures and policies, and contribute to Writing Center publications required. Work hours are in 3 hour blocks Sunday - Thursday from 3-6 or 6-9 PM Application may be found at the Writing Center Website: Forward application, a CV, and a 15-20 page writing sample to:
Number of openings 6
Hours 3.0 to 9.0 hours per week
Hourly Rate $17.10/hour, Monthly stipend
Time Frame Academic Year
Start Date Saturday, October 1, 2016
End Date Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Primary Contact Janet A Peters
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Work Location The Writing Center Sciences Library, Floor 5 201 Thayer Street
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