Job Opportunities

The Pitzer Writing Center hires incoming Fellows in early spring for the upcoming academic year.

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If you are interested in developing as a writer and enjoy engaging fellow students in conversations about their writing, a job in the Writing Center may be for you. We seek applications from current first-, second-, and third-year Pitzer students in any discipline—from the humanities to the social sciences to the biological and natural sciences. The next position start date is the beginning of the Fall 2020 semester, and our hiring process occurs in the spring (typically late February).

To develop expertise in peer tutoring, Writing Center Fellows participate in a full day of hands-on training on the Saturday following the first week of classes in the Fall. They also attend professional development workshops throughout the academic year and register for the Fall half-credit course WRIT100a: Writing Center Theory & Praxis on Tuesdays from 11am-12:15pm.

一道本不卡免费高清Writing Center Fellows work approximately 50-60 hours per semester, typically in one or two 3-hour shifts per week based on the Center’s needs and the fellow’s interest and availability. Opportunities are available for additional paid hours working on special projects or taking on extra shifts during busier times of the semester.

TO APPLY please submit to writing@westhoustonp16.com a resume (that includes the name of at least one 5Cs professor or staff member who can serve as a reference), a transcript (unofficial is fine), an academic writing sample (up to 10 pages–excerpts are fine), and a 1-2 page cover letter reflecting on what you’d hope to contribute and learn from serving as a Fellow in the Writing Center. Please include your student I.D. and mailbox numbers in your cover letter. If you would be interested in a special role as an embedded Fellowship Specialist in the Fulbright course, providing support and feedback for Fulbright teaching and research applicants during course sessions and in one-on-one Writing Center appointments, please indicate this in your cover letter and explain why you’re interested in this role and what would make you a strong candidate.一道本不卡免费高清 We aim to recruit 9 embedded Fellowship Specialists each fall.

一道本不卡免费高清More details will be posted here and sent by email to the Pitzer community early in the spring semester.

**We hire both work study and non-work study students.**

Pitzer Writing Center Fellows:

  • Are Pitzer students who consult with student writers on projects across the disciplines.
  • Work an average of 50-60 hours per semester, typically in one or two 3-hour shifts per week with additional shifts during midterms and finals.
  • Participate in a full-day orientation session on the Saturday following the first week of classes.
  • Receive paid training through hands-on workshops and staff meetings throughout the year.
  • Publicize the Writing Center around campus and engage in special team projects.
  • Complete the required half-credit course WRIT100a: Writing Center Theory & Praxis (Tuesdays, 11am-12:15pm).
  • Serve as leaders of writing on campus with opportunities to facilitate workshops and present at and conferences.
  • Earn $12.00/hr.

Fellowship Consultants

  • Are Pitzer Writing Center Fellows who play a special role during Fellowship season (four weeks in Sept/early Oct).
  • Are paid to be embedded in the weekly IGLAS/Fulbright Research or ETA course, where they facilitate peer review workshops (3 hours per week in September only).
  • Typically hold two 3-hour shifts in the Writing Center the month of September (with the option to drop down to one-shift for the rest of the semester).
  • Attend a half-day of paid training on fellowship writing the second Saturday of the semester.
  • Have opportunities to assist with the Watson Boot Camp and Write-Ins for Watson and Fulbright applicants.
  • Develop confidence in fellowship writing through training and a behind-the-scenes perspective on the application process.

ABOUT THE WRITING CENTER

http://www.westhoustonp16.com/writing-center/

The Writing Center is one of Pitzer’s most popular academic resources. Each year the Writing Center offers over 1,500 free one-on-one conferences with Fellows on writing projects across the disciplines. Writing Center Fellows are Pitzer students trained to consult with student writers at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming ideas to developing an effective revision strategy. Students bring a wide variety of writing projects to the Writing Center, including academic essays, outlines, fellowship applications, senior theses, prospectuses, and lab reports.