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 those positions and the application process here.


Applications for 2023-24 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 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 2023 are required to take a full training course (ENGL 13000, Little Red Schoolhouse) in Spring 2023.  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

At this time, the Writing Program does not have any openings for full-time positions.