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Graduate Consultant Positions

In Spring 2019, the Writing Studio will begin the process of hiring Graduate Writing Consultants for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Click here to read reflections from former Writing Studio consultants.


Are you interested in joining a committed and engaged community of writers who work to support fellow writers? At the Writing Studio, because we value the perspectives of writers in all disciplines, we are interested in recruiting consultants from departments and programs across the University who have excellent communication and collaboration skills and are highly motivated and eager to learn. We also welcome and encourage applicants who are multilingual or who have experience supporting language learning.

In recent years, our dedicated team of writing consultants has included graduate students from Peabody, Engineering, and the Divinity School as well as from a variety of Arts & Science programs. Check out our current staff page for a sense of who’s working here now.

Interested in learning more about the position? Join us in person (or on-line) for one of our info sessions for prospective graduate consultant applicants. Scroll down for details.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: GRADUATE WRITING CONSULTANTS

The Writing Studio employs graduate students as hourly Graduate Writing Consultants. We hire every spring semester for the upcoming academic year.

Writing consultants gain valuable pedagogical experience in the following ways:

  1. by holding one-to-one appointments with graduate and undergraduate writers,
  2. by leading workshops in undergraduate classrooms,
  3. by facilitating writing groups for graduate and undergraduate students,
  4. by organizing educational programming in an interdisciplinary center.

Starting salary: $15.00 per hour

Time commitment: 5-15 hours per week

Graduate consultants work no fewer than 5 hours per week and may work as many as 15 hours per week if their other departmental duties allow.

Mandatory Training:

Please note that all new writing consultants will be required to attend a mandatory training and orientation in August the week before classes resume. When new graduate consultants have unavoidable conflicts with portions of training, it is possible to arrange a make-up sessions for those limited portions. The whole training cannot be reproduced in a make-up session.

In August 2019, the training for new graduate writing consultants will begin with one or two short sessions on Monday, August 12, following by the intensive full staff training Tuesday, August 13 through Friday, August 16.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

We continue to take applications on a rolling basis.

Interested candidates must provide:

  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*

*Why we ask for this: Although most graduate fellowships allow students to take on an additional nine hours of work, all do not.

Applications can be submitted by hand to the Writing Studio (1801 Edgehill Ave., Suite 112) or via e-mail at writing.studio.hiring@vanderbilt.edu. (For email submissions, please include “Graduate Application” in subject line.)

For more information e-mail John Bradley at john.bradley@vanderbilt.edu.


INFORMATION SESSIONS

Join us for an Info Session (in person or on-line) to hear from former graduate consultants and get your questions answered.

Info Session #1: Thursday, JAN 10, 5:00-6:00 PM (1801 Edgehill Ave.)

Info Session #2: Friday, JAN 25, 12:00-1:00 PM (1801 Edgehill Ave..)

Info Session #3: Monday, FEB 4, 12:00-1:00 PM (On-line*)

Info Session #4: Tuesday, Feb 19, 9:00-10:00 AM (1801 Edgehill Ave..)

Info Session #5: Wednesday, MAR 6, 4:00-5:00 PM (On-line*)

Let us know you are coming by filling out our info session registration form.

*We’ll email you a link to join us on-line when you fill out the registration form.