Opportunities in the Writing Program

Teaching and tutoring opportunities 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 writing-program@uchicago.edu, or stop by Stuart 330.

Opportunities for Graduate Students

The Writing Program primarily trains and hires University of Chicago graduate students for a number of teaching positions. We hire 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.

Applications for 2021-22 positions with the Writing Program are closed. We encourage graduate students to apply in Winter and Spring 2022 for positions in the 2022-23 academic year.

Opportunities for Undergraduates

Peer Writing Tutors

The Writing Program is continuing its Undergraduate Peer Writing Tutor positions in 2020-21. 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 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 2020 are required to take a full training course (ENGL 13000, Little Red Schoolhouse) in Spring 2020.  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 2020.  Peer Writing Tutor positions are renewable in subsequent academic quarters.

Salary: $15.00/hour.

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Applications for 2021-22 opportunities with the Writing Program are closed. We encourage undergraduates to apply in Winter 2022 for 2022-23 positions.

 

Undergraduate Writing Interns

We are no longer accepting applications for Undergraduate Writing Interns.

Professional Openings

The University of Chicago Writing Program has multiple openings for a 9.5 month, benefits-eligible Writing Specialist position.

The start date of this position is September 1st, 2021, and preference will be given to applications received by Friday, July 16th at 5pm CST

Writing Specialists work with Content Instructors in the Humanities Core classes to teach first-year undergraduates writing in their required writing component (HUMA 19100). This position is open to scholars in all fields (not just Humanities). To view the job posting and apply, go to the University Staff Jobs Site. Search by Title (Writing Specialist, 9.5 Month) or Job Requisition ID (JR11099).