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.

Opportunities for Undergraduates

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.

Ready to apply? Click here.

Professional Openings

Currently, we do not have any full-time staff openings. External applicants may check back at the University staff jobs site and search for “Writing Program” to see future job postings.