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Writing Workshop Leader

The writing workshop program offers modular writing instruction packages that integrate into writing-intensive and upper-level writing courses in all disciplines. These modules include one or more interactive workshops on a writing skill (e.g.: narrowing a research question, finding a thesis, organization, cohesion, etc.) followed by a peer review.

Workshop leaders lead pre-prepared workshops on a variety of writing skill topics and/or work with writing fellows to design and facilitate in-person peer-review processes.

Specific Duties

  1. Read preparatory training materials and attend a 1.5 hour training session where we read and discuss these materials.
  2. Tailor and deliver pre-prepared workshops on writing topics.
  3. Work with writing fellows to design facilitated peer reviews and support them in facilitation, if necessary.
  4. Ensure that students fill out evaluation forms and (if paper forms are used) deliver completed forms to the writing workshop coordinator.
  5. Follow up with the writing workshop coordinator to discuss how the workshop went, convey any suggestions from the professor, and make suggestions for next year.
  6. Training for the F2014-S2015 year will take place during the beginning of September; workshop and peer review activities occur throughout each semester. The time commitment is variable and negotiable, depending on your schedule and the number of workshops needed.


A BA/BS is required. Experience with scientific or technical writing is preferred, but not required.


Workshop leaders are paid $20 an hour (training and preparation time included).


Contact Katherine Schaefer at, by August 31. Please include a CV or resume, and a statement of interest that identifies the experiences and/or abilities that make you a good fit for this position, as well as a list of academic areas that you feel most comfortable supporting. A sample of writing (10-15 pages, on any academic topic) may be required later.

Please feel free to contact Katherine Schaefer with any questions before applying.