Graduate Writing Research Center is seeking tutors to work with writers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines in both one-on-one and small group settings in order to support their writing development. Sessions happen both face-to-face and online. Tutoring work emphasizes writers' long-term development by providing feedback and teaching writers about both global and local writing issues; however, the GWRC does not provide proofreading, thesis/dissertation formatting, or extensive style guide instruction. Tutors work with writers on many kinds of composing projects (print, digital, multimodal) and in many different genres (e.g. term papers, theses, dissertations, grants, proposals, job materials). Tutors also provide support with research methodologies. Tutors participate in regular training and maintain GWRC records. Writing tutors must be excellent writers, thinkers, teachers, and researchers; be flexible and creative in order to teach writers with various backgrounds and abilities; be punctual, courteous, and patient; be knowledgeable of or know how to access the conventions of Standard American Written English and of various citation styles; be comfortable interacting with writers of diverse backgrounds and experiences; be interested in a broad range of topics and disciplines; be aware of differences in writing conventions between different disciplines; be willing to learn. The GWRC supports graduate students from across campus and works to maintain a balance of tutors with different disciplinary specializations; thus, applicants from all fields are encouraged to apply.
Bachelor's Degree and progress toward Master's Degree Required. Tutors should be excellent writers and teachers with a strong knowledge of their field's research methodologies and successful experience writing in a variety of their field's genres. Tutors are not required to be OU students or native speakers of English, although speaking fluency and a high level of proficiency in academic English is essential.
Those holding a doctoral degree or ABD are strongly preferred, as are those with diverse disciplinary and/or linguistic backgrounds.
Planning Unit: Vice President for Research
Department: Graduate College
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: Dr. Talinn Phillips, firstname.lastname@example.org
Employment Type: Intermittent Regular
Salary is commensurate with experience and credentials.
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