• Jobs for 2018-19

    • Now hiring consultants for 2018-19 academic year

      Do you like to talk about ideas, thought processes, and creative / intellectual projects?

      Are you interested in a collaborative and inclusive work environment?

      Do you value language diversity and complexity?

      Do you believe that all writers have more to learn?


      If you can answer “yes” to these questions,

      we invite you to apply to work at the University of Denver Writing Center.


      The University Writing Center works with writers from the entire DU community on all kinds of writing. In consultations and workshops, we discuss writing with writers, helping them to refresh their habits and practices, learn new genres, revise and edit, and gain new perspectives on their work.  As a writing consultant, your primary work would include the following:

      • Participate in ongoing education and professional development, including auditing or enrolling in a 2-credit graduate course on writing center theory and practice in fall quarter.
      • Work on all kinds of writing with all kinds of DU writers in individual and group consultations, acting as an informed reader who responds to writer’s texts in a rhetorical and non-evaluative fashion. 
      • After your first quarter, help with outreach (including class visits, resource tables, writing groups, and other events) and have the opportunity to develop new resources and programs and conduct research.
      • Be an active member of a collaborative and inclusive community of grad students and undergraduates.


      Preferred skills and abilities:

      Consultants must be DU graduate students or undergraduates (sophomores, juniors, or seniors) in the fall of 2018, must be experienced writers who are committed to exploring their own writing processes in their work with other writers and to learning about writing in varied disciplines and contexts. They should be people who are ready to work with a wide variety of writers and should be committed to becoming engaged members of a collaborative and inclusive environment. We welcome applications from all fields and majors.

      Most of our positions require work study awards, but please consider applying even if you do not have an award; many of our past applicants have been able to apply for and get work study funding after talking with us. 

      Schedule / term requirements:

      All new consultants must be enrolled in classes, present on campus, and available to work for the full 2018-19 academic year. In fall, all new consultants take (or audit) a 2-credit grad course on writing center theory and practice.


      How to apply:

      Send your resume or CV, a paragraph of interest, an academic writing sample of 5+ pages plus works cited page, and the name and contact info for one faculty reference to Dr. Juli Parrish, Writing Center Director, at wrc@du.edu. Qualified applicants will be asked to respond to a piece of writing before being asked to interview.


      We will review applications from students

      with work study from May 15 to August 15, 2018.


      We will review applications from students

      without work study from May 15 to June 20, 2018.


This portfolio last updated: 17-Jun-2018 10:07 AM