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Writers Workshop - Science Writing Consultant - 2024-2025 Academic Year


Writers Workshop


Teaching Assistantship



Description, Responsibilities, and Qualifications

The Writers Workshop hires graduate student writing consultants each semester. We have several positions available and are specifically seeking consultants from STEM disciplines. Our Science Writing Consultants are expected to share their hours between the Writers Workshop's main location (Main Library) and satellite location in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Learning Center (Burrill Hall).

An ideal candidate for this position would have at least one year of prior writing teaching or tutoring experience and excellent communication skills. Candidates must be in good academic standing. Assuming hired consultants meet or exceed job responsibilities, this appointment may be renewed.

The Writers Workshop provides writing support to all University of Illinois students, faculty, and staff, from any discipline, and at any stage of the writing process. Consultants' primary responsibility is to help writers develop effective writing knowledge and skills through one-to-one tutoring sessions. Other responsibilities may include developing and facilitating class presentations and special topic workshops, creating handouts and other materials, and representing the Workshop at events like career fairs. Employment requires include attending a pre-semester orientation and a minimum of five staff meetings during the semester. For further information about the Writers Workshop, please visit our website:

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status a as a qualified individual with a disability or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ides who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (


A 25% appointment requires 10 hours per week. Compensation in the form of a stipend and, for appointments of 25% or more, a tuition waiver, are in compliance with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Graduate College. The Writers Workshop does not provide appointments of 25% or higher to students in graduate programs that have been designated as cost-recovery, self-supporting, or reimbursable.

Application Procedure

To apply, please submit a 1-2-page academic cover letter, cv (including contact information for at least 2 references), and writing sample. The writing sample should be a full-length piece that represents your polished academic writing; past writing samples have included course papers, journal manuscripts, thesis/dissertation chapters, and so on. Please submit no more than one writing sample.

Please send your materials to Dr. Carolyn Wisniewski, Director of the Writers Workshop, at by Friday, March 8.

Application Deadline

Friday, March 8
Contact Info

Contact Name

Dr. Wisniewski

Contact Email