Applications are invited for 4-8 tutoring positions in the UVic Writing Centre for the summer, mid-May until late August. Each position entails approximately 5-8 hours per week of tutoring, training and workshops.
Position responsibilities include: attending training sessions and staff meetings, one-on-one tutoring of undergraduate and graduate students, and planning and implementing workshops and seminars in areas of interest and/or need within the Writing Centre and in conjunction with other campus units. As well, tutors will be responsible for limited administrative duties related to the Writing Centre.
Tutor positions are for the May – August 2008 semester. The rate of pay is the CUPE TA rate of $22.38 an hour plus 4% vacation pay.
- Applicants must be registered as full-time graduate students for the summer semester at UVic and should be available to take shifts from Monday to Friday during hours of operation.
- Tutors must be able to write coherently and cohesively and to analyze writing issues in a broad range of genres above and beyond the content encountered.
- Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in supporting student learning and an ability to work with a wide range of clients in a professional and respectful manner.
- Related work experience and the ability to work throughout the entire semester is necessary.
- In order to build a team of tutors with a broad base of strengths and diverse experience in writing, graduate students from any discipline at UVic are encouraged to apply.
- Experience working with people from other cultures and languages is highly desirable, as is a demonstrated understanding of the cultural context of writing.
- Basic knowledge of student services at UVic is highly desirable in order to be able to refer students as applicable.
- Previous work experience in a Writing Centre is definitely an asset, as is teaching experience at the university level, e.g., a sessional instructor or TA. Applicants who see teaching writing as integral to their career development are especially encouraged to apply.
All things being equal, students in PhD programs at UVic will be given preference over students in Master’s level programs.
To apply, please submit: a cover letter outlining why you are interested in this position, a CV and a recent, short writing sample written for your own academic context, as well as a sample handout or other example of curricular materials that you have developed for students (if applicable). Please introduce the items in your application package in a manner that makes it clear what you have written, and why you have included it.
Applications should be addressed to Laurie Waye, Coordinator – UVic Writing Centre and may be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or delivered during business hours (8:30-4:30) to the Learning and Teaching Centre, Hickman Building (HHB) 126. Applications must be received by 9:00am on Thursday, March 6th, 2008.