The Baruch College Writing Center anticipates openings for 4–5 professional writing consultants for the Spring 2019 semester. Review of applications will begin immediately.
Our consultants support Baruch’s undergraduate and graduate students as they work to become more independent, confident, and versatile writers. Consultants work one-to-one (in person, via online chat, and in written feedback) with student writers, co-author reflective records at the end of each session, conduct small-group and in-class workshops, engage actively in professional development, and take on special projects where assigned.
The majority of our students report a language other than English as their “first or home language,” and we see the Writing Center as an ideal space to facilitate language acquisition through one-to-one support. Our consultants support students in all three schools: The Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the Zicklin School of Business. Nearly 80% of our students are enrolled (or intend to be) in the business school, and we also help writers develop the skills essential to business correspondence and professional writing. More information about our program is available here: http://writingcenter.baruch.cuny.edu.
- a graduate degree, or current candidacy with significant work toward degree;
- classroom teaching, writing center, and/or tutoring experience;
- experience supporting writers from diverse disciplinary, cultural, and educational backgrounds; and
- ability to foster the habits of mind that support learning, including curiosity, engagement, and metacognition.
- experience and training in formal first-year composition, WID, and/or WAC programs;
- experience producing and/or teaching professional communication; and
- familiarity with current scholarship on writing pedagogy.
Consultants are paid on the CUNY Non-Teaching Adjunct I scale, currently $42.95/hour for new hires. Reappointment is dependent on budget, availability, and experience. Health insurance is available in the 3rd consecutive semester of 15 hour/week appointments.
Email Diana Hamilton, Director of the Writing Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and attach the following:
- a C.V.
- a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and approaches to working with writers
- a “teaching artifact” of < 2 pages (this could be a lesson plan, rubric, prompt, handout, in-class exercise, etc.—any existing document that provides an example of your teaching)
- your availability for the spring semester.
Please write “Consultant Application” in the subject line.
No phone calls, please.