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Writers Workshop - Writing Consultant - 2024-2025 Academic Year


Writers Workshop


Teaching Assistantship


17%, 25%, or 33%

Description, Responsibilities, and Qualifications

The Writers Workshop hires graduate student writing consultants each semester. We currently have multiple positions available for 17%, 25%, or 33% teaching assistantships.

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 in-class presentations and special topic workshops, creating handouts and other materials, and representing the Workshop at events like career fairs. Consultants are expected to attend 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:

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

·         At least one year of prior teaching or tutoring experience, preferably writing-related.

·         Excellent communication skills.

·         The ability to work collaboratively.

Candidates must be in good academic standing. The Workshop sees writers from diverse academic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds. We are particularly seeking candidates who can bring experience in one or more of these areas:

·         social science, technical, business, and/or legal writing;

·         second language writing;

·         supporting students from marginalized and traditionally underrepresented groups.

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 ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.


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. Graduate Hourly positions are compensated $26.77 per hour. 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; 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