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 Lectors in Academic and Professional Writing, Writing Interns in the Humanities Core, and Writing Tutors for undergraduates across all years and majors. Learn more about these positions here.


Applications for 2023-24 Writing Program positions are now closed.

Opportunities for Undergraduates

Peer Writing Tutors

The Writing Program is continuing its Undergraduate Peer Writing Tutor positions in 2023-24. Because the College Core Writing Tutors help undergrads working on papers in a wide variety of courses, we encourage current second- and third-year undergraduate students from any major at the University of Chicago to apply when applications are open.

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 must complete a summer training course that will take place from June 12 – July 21 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am-12:00pm in synchronous meetings over Zoom. During this six-week long remote training, Peer Writing Tutors will participate in small-group seminars from 9:30-10:50am and then attend plenary lectures from 11:00am-12:00pm. Peer Writing Tutors are required to attend all seminars and lectures and satisfactorily complete all assignments in the Summer training course in order to be eligible to work in AY2023-24.

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 2023.  Peer Writing Tutor positions are renewable in subsequent academic quarters.

Salary: $15.40/hour.


Applications for 2023-24 positions are now closed.

Professional Openings

We do not have any open positions in the Writing Program at this time.