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Undergraduate Tutor for University Writing Center, Summer 2024/AY 2024-2025

Position overview

Position title: Writing Consultant (Remedial Tutor)
Salary range: See Table 20 for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $20.28 per hour.
Percent time: 25
Anticipated start: Summer: May 17, 2024
Fall: August 16, 2024
Other dates as needed
Position duration: Academic year and summer session

Application Window

Open date: March 22, 2024

Most recent review date: Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 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: Saturday, Mar 8, 2025 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.

Writing Consultants (Remedial Tutors) 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)


Basic qualifications
  • Completion (with a passing grade) of WRI 10: Reading & Composition (by end of Spring 2024).
  • 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.
Additional qualifications
  • Enrollment as a UC Merced Undergraduate student in Fall 2024
Preferred qualifications
  • Completion of/enrollment in WRI 110
  • Bilingual or multilingual proficiency
  • Previous tutoring experience

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/Curriculum Vitae - Please upload your most recently updated Resume/C.V. Make sure your class standing (first year, sophomore, etc.) and major are clearly noted.

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

  • Fall 2024 Course Schedule - If you have your Fall 2024 schedule at the time of application, please upload a copy here. Not including a schedule will not impact how your application is reviewed.

Reference requirements
  • 1 letter of reference required
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About UC Merced

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 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 (

The University of California, Merced is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Please refer to the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy and the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements. This includes the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs:

Job location

Merced, CA