Jobs in the Writing Program

Teaching and tutoring jobs for graduate and undergraduate students

We make our hiring decisions without regard to religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, academic department, or any other factors irrelevant to your ability to teach writing.

Questions? Email, or stop by Stuart 330.

Jobs for Graduate Students

The Writing Program primarily trains and hires University of Chicago graduate students for a number of teaching positions, including Writing Interns in the Humanities Core, Lectors in Academic and Professional Writing, and Writing Tutors for undergraduates across all years and majors. Learn more about those positions and the application process here.

Jobs for Undergraduates

The Writing Program is piloting Undergraduate Peer Writing Tutor positions in 2019-20. Because the College Core Writing Tutors help undergrads working on papers in a wide variety of courses, we encourage UChicago students from any major to apply.

Peer Writing Tutors provide one-on-one writing support to fellow undergraduates enrolled in Common Core courses. Peer Writing Tutors are not copyeditors or proofreaders; instead, they help writers improve their skills in analyzing and revising academic writing.

Peer Writing Tutors hired in Winter Quarter 2019 are required to take a full training course (ENGL 13000, Little Red Schoolhouse) in Spring Quarter 2019.  Upon successful completion of the training, Peer Writing Tutors will begin working one, two or three 4-hour tutoring shifts per week, during the evenings in Autumn Quarter 2019.  Peer Writing Tutor positions are renewable in subsequent academic quarters. 

Salary: $15.00/hour.

Professional Openings

The Writing Program is currently hiring for two full-time, benefits eligible positions: Program Coordinator and Assistant Director. For full details of the position, login to Workday or (external applicants) visit the University staff jobs site and search for “Program Coordinator, College Writing Program” or “Assistant Director, College Writing Program.”

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