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Remedial Tutor/University Writing Center: Summer 2021/AY2021-2022 (External Applicants)

Position overview

Position title: Writing Consultant

Application Window

Open date: March 30th, 2021

Last review date: Wednesday, Apr 14, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Mar 25, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The University Writing Center at UC Merced has the mission of promoting the value of writing across disciplines and outside of academia to support campus writers and enhance their approaches to writing.

Remedial Tutors (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)

Basic Qualifications

  • Completion (with a passing grade) of WRI 10: Reading & Composition (by end of Spring 2021)
  • Familiarity with the University Writing Center's mission and policies
  • Effective communication skills with peers, faculty, and staff (both oral and written)
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of/enrollment in WRI 110
  • Previous tutoring experience

Salary is based on an hourly rate of $17.26 and is based on the UC academic salary scales.

Review of applications will begin 04/14/2021. Recruitment will remain open until all positions have been filled with a final date of 03/25/2022.

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 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/).

UC Merced is a smoke & tobacco free campus (https://smokefree.ucmerced.edu/).

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - In your cover letter, please express your interest in working at the University Writing Center, your expectations for this position, and any previous experiences and/or coursework that will help you grow as a Writing Consultant.

  • Resume/CV - Your most recently updated Resume/CV

  • Writing Sample - A recent example of your academic writing (minimum: 2 pages).

Reference requirements
  • 1 letter of reference required

Job location

Merced, CA