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Writing Placement Advisor

Job responsibilities will include the following:

  • Attending training sessions to become familiar with the self-informed writing placement survey and learning to evaluate student writing samples, as well as advising students on selecting WRT 105, WRT 105E, or WRT 105A/B.
  • Handling incoming phone calls from students who have questions about placement, or about WRT105, WRT 105E, or WRT 105A/B.
  • Retrieving, reading, and commenting on students' writing samples. Some students will submit a timed writing sample via Blackboard as part of the self-informed writing placement survey.
  • Contacting, via telephone, skype, or e-mail, students who have completed the sample to advise them about their writing class options.
  • Answer in-person questions students might have regarding writing course options or other primary writing requirement-related issues.
  • Assisting with the keeping of records for students participating in the placement survey.

The pay is $18/hour, and candidates will be chosen based, in part, on their availability for all aspects of the process.  A strong preference will be given to applicants with prior experience teaching WRT 105, WRT 105E, and/or WRT 105A/B. Candidates who are hired will be guaranteed at least 9 hours per week from 8/6-8/24, with the possibility of more hours based on demand.

If you're interested in this position, please submit applications via email to: Matthew Bayne (, Placement Coordinator, no later than March 30th

Please include a brief letter of interest detailing what you would bring to the position, as well as an updated C.V.

We expect to hire 2-3 Placement Advisors.

If you are interested in learning more about this position, please consider contacting the Placement Coordinator, at, to schedule an appointment to discuss the position in greater depth.

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled