Graduate Consultant Positions

In Spring 2015, the Writing Studio will begin the process of hiring Graduate Writing Consultants for the 2015-2016 academic year.

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Interested candidates must provide:

a. a statement from a departmental Director of Graduate Studies verifying availability for employment in the Writing Studio,

b. a letter of recommendation from an adviser or other faculty member,

c. a curriculum vitae,

d. a letter demonstrating specific interest in and dedication to the teaching of writing, as well as

e. a writing sample of no more than 20 pages.

Applications can be submitted by hand to the Writing Studio (Alumni Hall 117) or via e-mail at writing.studio.hiring@vanderbilt.edu.

Submission Deadline: Friday February 27

For more information e-mail Gary Jaeger at gary.a.jaeger@vanderbilt.edu.

GRADUATE WRITING CONSULTANTS

Time Commitment: 5-20 hours per week
The Writing Studio employs graduate students in a variety of posts: Graduate Writing Consultant, Arts and Science Writing Fellow, Peabody Writing Fellow, English Writing Fellow, and Philosophy Writing Fellow. We hire every spring semester for the upcoming academic year. Below are detailed descriptions of each post.

HOURLY GRADUATE WRITING CONSULTANTS

Because the Writing Studio values the perspectives of writers in all disciplines, we are interested in recruiting consultants from departments and programs across the University. Writing consultants gain valuable pedagogical experience in the following ways:

(1) by holding one-to-one appointments with graduate and undergraduate writers,

(2) by facilitating 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 is $13.00 per hour. 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.

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE WRITING FELLOW

Each year the Writing Studio hires one advanced graduate student in the College of Arts and Science to serve as a Graduate Writing Fellow. The Fellow holds 15 hours of one-to-one appointments with graduate and undergraduate students per week and coordinates the writing workshop program, the Undergraduate Writing Symposium, and various other educational programs. Because the Fellow position is funded by the College of Arts and Science, and because the Writing Studio values writing from across the disciplines, graduate students from any department in the College of Arts and Science are encouraged to apply.

The fellow will receive a stipend commensurate with those in his or her home department, along with health insurance and $200 per semester continuing tuition.

Applicants who wish to be considered for both the Writing Fellow and Graduate Writing Consultant positions should indicate as much in their letters of application.

PHILOSOPHY WRITING FELLOW

Each year the Writing Studio hires one advanced graduate student in the Department of Philosophy to serve as the Philosophy Writing Fellow. The Fellow holds 15 hours per week of one-to-one appointments with graduate and undergraduate students, organizes programs on philosophical writing, supports undergraduate students writing honors theses in Philosophy, and assists the College of Arts and Science Fellow with preparations for the Undergraduate Writing Symposium.

The fellow will receive a stipend commensurate with those in the Philosophy Department, along with health insurance and $200 per semester continuing tuition.

ENGLISH WRITING FELLOW

Each year the Writing Studio hires two advanced graduate students in the Department of English to serve as English Writing Fellows. Each graduate student holds the fellow post for a single semester but works at the Studio for the entire academic year. The Fellow holds 12 hours per week of one-to-one appointments with graduate and undergraduate students, co-hosts the Dinner and a Draft event series, coordinates as well as writes for the Studio’s blog and other social media, and supports undergraduate students writing honors theses in English.The fellow will receive a stipend commensurate with those in the English Department, along with health insurance and $200 per semester continuing tuition. This position is open to any English Department PhD student who has completed coursework and has at least one year of classroom teaching experience at the University.

PEABODY WRITING FELLOW

The Writing Studio hires one advanced Peabody graduate student to serve as a Graduate Writing Fellow. The Fellow holds 15 hours per week of one-to-one appointments with graduate and undergraduate students and organizes writing workshops and various other educational programs. Because the Writing Studio serves writers from all campus departments and programs, graduate students who are comfortable working with writers across the social sciences are especially encouraged to apply.

In addition to gaining unique teaching experience, the fellow will receive a stipend commensurate with those in his or her home department, along with health insurance and $200 per semester continuing tuition. The Peabody Writing Fellowship is a nine-month post. Fellows in good standing will have priority for additional employment at the Studio during summer months.

Applicants who wish to be considered for both the Writing Fellow and Graduate Writing Consultant positions should indicate as much in their letters of application.