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Graduate Assistantships and Employment

New Job Posting Template (for Schools/Departments who want to post a graduate position)

A limited number of graduate job opportunities are assigned by individual schools and departments on a competitive basis. Full-time students will assist with faculty research, tutoring and administrative tasks. Graduate assistants may receive a stipend (that varies from program to program) and often a partial or full tuition scholarship.  Please be advised that University policy does not permit us to hire a student who may already be employed in any other capacity at the University.

Grad students who qualify may apply for federal work-study positions on campus, or take on part-time, off-campus employment opportunities in Pittsburgh.

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Position Title:  ESL Writing Consultant

Start Date: 
Spring 2016

Dept/School:  University Writing Center

Type of Position:   Hourly Only

Job Requirements:  Writing consultants meet one on one with students to help them with writing from all stages of their writing processes. Writing consultants provide advice and suggestions for a range of writing tasks and concerns, from developing thesis statements to citing and integrating sources. The Writing Center offers a teaching, not a proofreading service. Our goal is to teach writers how to improve. See the Center's website, www.duq.edu/writing-center, for further description of the Center's services.

The ESL (English as a Second Language) writing consultant works 10 hours per week in the Writing Center and is the "go to" consultant for non-native speakers of English. Nine of those hours are spent tutoring, and one hour every other week is spent at professional development meetings that provide ongoing training. Experience working with ESL students is desired but not required. Training is provided. The position currently pays $12/hour.

Contact Person:  Dr. Jim Purdy                                      

Contact Phone: 412-396-1293

Contact Email:   purdyj@duq.edu

Additional information, if any: Tutoring hours are based on the consultant's availability and the Writing Center's coverage needs. All applicants are asked to complete an application form and submit a résumé/cv and academic research-based writing sample. Please see http://www.duq.edu/academics/resources-and-technology/writing-center/apply-for-a-position for more information and application forms.

Applications are being accepted immediately and will be processed as they are received. Previous applicants who wish to be considered for this vacancy should contact the Director. They need not submit new materials but may update them.