Hacherl Graduate Research & Writing Studio

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HACHERL GRADUATE RESEARCH & WRITING STUDIO ASSISTANT APPLICATION 

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Hacherl Graduate Research & Writing Studio supports graduate-level research, reading and writing across the university. As a Graduate Research & Writing Assistant, you would provide sequenced 1-to-1 research/writing support for graduate students, perform outreach efforts to graduate cohorts, facilitate research/writing-related workshops and events that will be used to better support graduate students at WWU. You don't have to be a grammar expert to apply! We are seeking individuals with strong self-motivation, a desire to support other students, and an interest in learning skills-based teaching methods.
 
This year the Studio is hiring one full-time TA and two half-time TAs. The full-time appointment requires 20 hours of work per week and comes with a full-time tuition waiver and standard quarterly stipends. The two half-time appointments require 10 hours of work per week and comes with a half-time TA tuition waiver and a standard quarterly stipend.
 
Submit your application by completing the form below. Priority deadline is May 20, 2019.
 
 

PURPOSE:

  • To provide research, reading, and writing support and instruction to graduate-level learners across the disciplines

  • To foster an interdisciplinary graduate-level community that enjoys learning and working together

  • To contribute to a growing body of research-based practices

 

BENEFITS:

Teaching Assistants can expect:

  • A half-time or full-time TA tuition waiver for the 2019-2020 academic year

  • Anticipated quarterly stipend of approximately $1980 for half-time appointments or approximately $3960 for the full-time appointment

  • Interdisciplinary experience and communication with graduate students across campus

  • Gain invaluable skills in program management, mentorship, and pedagogy and teaching practices

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Prospective assistants should:

  • Have an aptitude for working collaboratively

  • Be able to maintain scheduling flexibility

  • Be excellent communicators

  • Be able to attend four hours of paid, in-depth professional development on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00pm - 6:00pm during Fall Quarter; participate in ongoing staff development activities in successive quarters, all counted as part of the 10 hrs/week (20/week for full time)

  • Be able to work on average 10 hours per week (20 hours per week for full time position)

  • Be enrolled, full-time graduate students

  • Have at least one year left of graduate coursework at WWU

 

PROCESS:

Complete the form below and attach a resume and one academic writing sample (research-based writing, not creative writing). 
 
Priority deadline is May 20th.
 
In-person or Skype interviews for selected candidates will take place in early June.

 

**Note: There is a possibility for hourly employment summer 2019.