Writing Consultants work closely with student peers to support their learning by engaging and encouraging students in a reflective writing process focused on revision as rethinking and reconsidering approaches to their work. The responsibilities of Writing Consultants include working closely with students to improve reading, analytical and critical thinking, and research writing. In addition, Writing Consultants are expected to work collaboratively on projects in support of the University Writing Center's mission (workshops, tabling events, outreach).
Requirements of the position include:
- Commitment to a fixed semester schedule
- Participation in mandatory pre-semester orientation/training
- Participation in mandatory bi-weekly staff meetings (Fridays, 3:00 - 4:30)
- Completion of WRI 10: Reading & Composition (by end of Fall 2019)
- Familiarity with the University Writing Center
- Effective communication skills with peers, faculty, and staff (both oral and written)
- Ability to work independently and cooperatively
- Completion of/enrollment in WRI 110
- Previous tutoring experience
Salary is based on an hourly rate of $16.75 and is based on the UC academic salary scales.
Review of application will begin immediately. Recruitment will remain open until all positions have been filled.
The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction).
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (https://www.ucmerced.edu/fast-facts), UC Merced is committed to interdisciplinary excellence in research and teaching as well as to diversity, equity and inclusion. Ranked as one of the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (https://merced2020.ucmerced.edu/).
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. or resume.
Cover Letter - In your cover letter, please address your interest in working in the University Writing Center and how your experiences and/or coursework qualify you for this position.
Writing Sample - A recent example of your academic writing (minimum: 5 pages).
- 1-2 letters of reference required