Writing Consultant positions available: Applications now being accepted

For the Fall/Winter term (2018-19), the Writing Centre at Student Academic Success Services is seeking writing consultants for its 1:1 writing consultation program.

The primary purpose of these positions is to provide writing support to undergraduate and graduate students in order to assist them in becoming more skilled, confident, and versatile writers. Candidates will be required to do some preliminary training and should be prepared to work outside of the regular 9-5 work week (e.g., weekend or evening shifts).

Term dates:  September 10, 2018 – April 30, 2019 (note that actual work hours assigned will likely begin in Week Four of the Fall 2018 term; any required orientation/training will take place in the two weeks prior to beginning work hours, and will be paid).

Work hours: The actual number of hours of work will be determined depending on availability of shifts/demand. The number of hours of work per week can vary from 3 hrs to 14 hrs. The rate of pay is commensurate with the rates specified in the Collective Agreement of Academic Assistants (USW).

Candidates should have a graduate degree, preferably in a writing-related field, and experience with academic writing, 1:1 consulting/tutoring, and/or teaching. Experience working with students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, particularly non-native speakers/writers of English, is strongly preferred. For a full description of the position and additional qualifications and skills, please access the following link: Writing Consultant (2018).

We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from individuals from equity seeking groups such as women, racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, persons who identify in the LGBTQ+ community and others who reflect the diversity of Canadian society.

Application process: Apply in writing with a cover letter and resume or CV to Susan Korba, Director of Student Academic Success Services, at korbas@queensu.ca. Applications must be received by  Sunday, August 26, 2018.

Please note that only those applicants considered for an interview will be contacted.