Graduate Consultant Positions

In Spring 2017, the Writing Studio will begin the process of hiring Graduate Writing Consultants for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Application Requirements

Current Submission Deadline: Friday, March 3, 2017 – 4:00pm

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 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.

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.

* University Tuition Scholarships are service-free awards that pay all or part of tuition costs. The following graduate awards are normally supplemented by a full University Tuition Scholarship, which usually includes student health insurance coverage: University Fellowships, Graduate Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Research Assistantships, Traineeships, and Teacher Training Awards.