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Undergraduate Tutor for University Writing Center, Summer 2023/AY 2023-2024

Position overview

Position title: Remedial Tutor (Writing Consultant)
Salary range: See Table 20 for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $19.28 per hour.
Percent time: 25
Anticipated start: Summer: June 12, 2023
Fall: August 16, 2023
Other dates as needed
Position duration: Academic year and summer session

Application Window

Open date: April 10, 2023

Most recent review date: Sunday, Apr 30, 2023 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 15, 2024 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, outreach events, social media, etc.).

Requirements of the position include:

  • Commitment to a fixed semester schedule
  • Participation in mandatory orientation/training prior to the start of instruction
  • Participation in mandatory bi-weekly staff meetings (Fridays, 3:00 - 4:30)

Review of applications will begin 04/30/2023. Recruitment will remain open until all positions have been filled with a final date of 03/15/2024. The anticipated start date in 08/16/2023.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. The applicable deadline for student employees is the deadline for students. For students starting or returning to campus after Fall 2021, the deadline is the first date of instruction for the term when they first enroll.


Basic qualifications
  • Completion (with a passing grade) of WRI 10: Reading & Composition (by end of Spring 2023).
  • 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.
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion, and serving the needs of a culturally, linguistically, and educationally diverse community.
Preferred qualifications
  • Completion of/enrollment in WRI 110
  • Bilingual or multilingual proficiency
  • Previous tutoring experience

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Remuse/Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated Resume/C.V.

  • 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.

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

Reference requirements
  • 1 letter of reference required

Please provide a letter of recommendation from UC Merced faculty or staff or from a former/current employer.

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Campus Information

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 (

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With over 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students (, 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 (

UC Merced is a smoke & tobacco free campus (

Job location

Merced, CA