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 and Writing Tutors for undergraduates across all years and majors. Learn more about these positions here.


Applications for Writing Program positions in 2024-25 are now closed.

Opportunities for Undergraduates

Peer Writing Tutors

The Writing Program is continuing its Undergraduate Peer Writing Tutor positions in 2024-25. 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.

Successful applicants will be awarded a seat in our quarter-long, credit-bearing training course: a dedicated Peer Writing Tutor section of ENGL 13000: Academic and Professional Writing (Little Red Schoolhouse) in Spring 2024. Successful completion of the training course is required in order to begin working in Autumn 2024.

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 2024.  Peer Writing Tutor positions are renewable in subsequent academic quarters.

Salary: $15.80/hour.


We are no longer accepting applications for 2024-25 Peer Writing Tutor positions.

Professional Openings

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