Graduate Assistant (Teaching), Writing Consultant - University Writing Center at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan

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Job Description:

Eastern Michigan University

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job_Type: Graduate Assistant
Job_Number: 02163
Closing: 07/26/20
Location: Main Campus
Division: Graduate Employment

General Summary

This is a half-time Graduate Assistantship. Graduate Writing Consultants work 10 hours per week in the University Writing Center or in one of the UWC satellite locations. They consult one-to-one with students from across campus on their writing. Some present workshops on general writing strategies in undergraduate classes.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Graduate Writing Consultants consult one-to-one with undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines on all stages of the writing process (brainstorming, planning, drafting, revising, polishing). Consultants work, as well, with non-native English speakers. All Graduate Writing Consultants are required to attend bi-weekly professional development meetings along with a three-session training at the start of the fall semester. Consultants may also facilitate workshops in various classes across campus, and they may consult in one of the University Writing Center's satellite locations (e.g., Pray-Harrold or the Academic Projects Center). Graduate assistants will also have opportunities to participate in community outreach through the Office of Campus and Community Writing.


Graduate Writing Consultants must have strong writing and communication skills, have familiarity with citation systems (e.g., MLA, APA, Chicago, and/or CSE), be comfortable working one-to-one with other students, and have good listening skills. Ideal candidates have previous tutoring experience and a love for writing.

Supplemental Information

Required Supplemental Documents to be Submitted:
  • Resume Personal Statement (addressing interest in and qualifications for the position)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Writing Sample

This position will start Fall 2020 semester.

For a full-time GA appointment, the University provides a tuition scholarship for up to 18 credit hours in each academic year (September 1 to August 31) of the assistantship.

For graduate assistants who are appointed to part-time positions and for GAs who begin employment after the start of the semester, the number of credit hours covered by the award will be prorated.

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* 01

Do you have strong writing and communication skills?
  • Yes
  • No

* 02

Do you have familiarity with citation systems (e.g., MLA, APA, Chicago, and/or CSE)?
  • Yes
  • No

* 03

Are you able to work one-to-one with other students?
  • Yes
  • No

* 04

Do you have good listening skills?
  • Yes
  • No

* 05

Are you currently enrolled within a graduate-level program (or higher) with Eastern Michigan University, if not do you have an application currently pending for a graduate-level program (or higher) with Eastern Michigan University?
  • Yes
  • No

* 06

Please indicate the graduate/doctoral-level program(s) with Eastern Michigan University in which you are currently enrolled or for which you have an application pending.

* Required Question

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.