Apply for a Graduate Assistantship

The writing center has two full-time Graduate Assistantships as part of its staff. Both have a specific focus that draws on disciplinary knowledge as a means to assist specific student groups. If you meet the requirements and are interested in applying for one of assistantships, please fill out our graduate assistantship application.

 

All applications for the Graduate Assistantship positions are to be submitted to the Writing Center by the deadline, March 29th, 2019

 

The writing center does hire graduate students to be hourly writing consultants, but the hiring application and availability is the same as for undergraduate writing consultants. Please see the Apply To Be A Writing Consultant page for more details. 

we are looking for a business graduate assistant.

Seidman Graduate Assistantship

The Fred Meijer Center for Writing partners with the Seidman Business College to provide one graduate assistantship that can assist current Seidman students with graduate and undergraduate writing needs. To be eligible, candidates would need to be a current Seidman College of Business Graduate Student and have a Seidman faculty/administrative recommendation. The Seidman GA must go through writing center consultant training, including taking WRT 306 (a 1-credit consultant training course). If selected, the Seidman GA works roughly 18 hours per week assisting student writers with a focus on supporting Seidman and graduate writing.

Seidman GA Responsibilities:

  • Provide one-to-one writing support for graduate and undergraduate students from multiple linguistic and/or cultural backgrounds
  • Act as a liaison to other offices and programs that support online instruction and support
  • Partner with the Writing Center Director, Writing Center Coordinator, and the Director of Writing Across the Curriculum to create resources for faculty and students on campus

Download a 2019-2020 writing consultant application  and submit document to Lake Ontario Hall, RM 120, along with a *cover letter or *resume. 

**Contact Patrick Johnson (Director of the Fred Meijer Writing Center) for more information

we are looking for a TESOL graduate assistant.

TESOL Graduate Assistantship

The Fred Meijer Center for Writing has one full-time graduate assistantship designed to assist non-native speakers of English with their graduate and undergraduate writing needs. To be eligible, candidates would need to have a disciplinary connection to TESOL (Applied Linguistics, TESOL, etc) and/or experience assisting writers who are non-native English speakers. The TESOL GA must go through writing center consultant training, including taking WRT 306 (a 1-credit consultant training course). If selected, the TESOL GA works roughly 18 hours per week assisting all graduate and undergraduate students with a focus on supporting students who have a native language other than English.

TESOL GA Responsibilities:

  • Provide one-to-one writing support for graduate and undergraduate students from multiple linguistic and/or cultural backgrounds
  • Act as a liaison to other offices and programs that support online instruction and support
  • Partner with the Writing Center Director, Writing Center Coordinator, and the Director of Writing Across the Curriculum to create resources for faculty and students on campus

Download a 2019-2020 writing consultant application  and submit document to Lake Ontario Hall, RM 120, along with a *cover letter or *resume. 

**Contact Patrick Johnson (Director of the Fred Meijer Writing Center) for more information

we are looking for a full-time special project graduate assistant.

Special Project Graduate Assistantship

Project Duration:  one-year, full-time (20 hours/week) Special Project Graduate Assistantship beginning Fall 2019 and ending Winter 2020.

Project Aim:  This special project GA would work with Writing Center administration and the other Knowledge Market services to research, design, and implement a pilot program that recreates the KM online. Given that the Knowledge Market was an innovative solution to the problem of making students services more accessible, this new charge of adapting a conversationally-minded service model into a synchronous online arena requires additional research, organization, and development time that the current services are struggling to find.

Special Project Responsibilities:

  • Provide one-to-one writing support for graduate and undergraduate students from multiple linguistic and/or cultural backgrounds
  • Collect and analyze research regarding online student services from peer institutions.
  • Participate in planning meetings, organizational development discussions, and program assessment conversations regarding online student services.
  • Act as a liaison to other offices and programs that support online instruction and support
  • Partner with the Writing Center Director, Writing Center Coordinator, and the Director of Writing Across the Curriculum to create resources for faculty on campus

Download a 2019-2020 writing consultant application  and submit document to Lake Ontario Hall, RM 120, along with a *cover letter or *resume. 

**Contact Patrick Johnson (Director of the Fred Meijer Writing Center) for more information

What We Look for in a Candidate

When considering whether of not you're interested in this position, think through the following qualities we desire in a graduate assistant consultant:

  • Extensive writing experience
  • Interest in writing as a process rather than a product
  • A sense of compassion and empathy for writers at any level
  • Experience with providing and receiving helpful feedback on writing
  • Time to consult for 15-18 hours a week with student writers
  • Time to take and participate in the 1-credit training course (WRT 306)

 

If you have any questions about what being a consultant is like, feel free to browse our Frequently Asked Questions page. 

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