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The KU Writing Center, a unit of Undergraduate Studies, provides over 7,000 face-to-face and online consultations annually to writers from KU Lawrence, KU Edwards, and other educational institutions. KUWC also offers a Writing Fellows program at the graduate and undergraduate levels; class visits and in-class workshops, graduate writing groups, and multiple writing events during the Fall, Spring, and Summer sessions. As part of the global community, the KU Writing Center fosters diversity in all of its dimensions and supports writers in reaching their personal and professional goals. All writers, with their unique life experiences, worldviews, languages and voices, are respected and welcomed. We provide an environment that is conducive to diverse learning styles and forms of expression, and we respect writers' use of their home languages and world Englishes.

We hire in April for the next Fall semester, and in November for the next Spring semester.

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For more information, email us at ​writing@ku.edu.

Position Description - Undergraduate and Graduate Consultants

As a consultant, you will work together with office assistants and administrators as a team to foster a community of writing and to provide a service to KU’s diverse global community. In recognition of the growing diversity of the KU community, we would like to expand our staff to reflect and project a vision of inclusivity and sensitivity as defined by the Writing Center and the broader university. You will have the distinct opportunity to meet and collaborate with thousands of individual students with a variety of identities, life experiences, worldviews, languages and voices, offering you limitless chances to develop socially, academically and professionally.

KU Writing Center consultants are peer educators. As a consultant, you will meet one-on-one with students, faculty, and staff to discuss writing projects in a wide variety of disciplines and genres. You will act as sounding boards for writers as they brainstorm their ideas; help them learn strategies for researching, drafting, organizing, revising and editing; and direct them to writing resources. Finally, you will provide feedback to writers face-to-face, via e-mail, and via videoconference at any point in the writing process.

Our consultants have differing levels of expertise, and in order to support all consultants, the Writing Center provides new employees with pre-service training, ongoing education and professional development, and specialized training modules to prepare you for the roles and responsibilities of consultant practice at no cost. As a center predominantly comprised of student-employees, we encourage everyone to bring their ideas, interests, and skills to expand the collective knowledge and abilities of the Writing Center. KU Writing Center consultants demonstrate:

  • Excellent written communication skills as evidenced in application materials.
  • An investment in helping fellow writers reach their academic goals.
  • The ability to work productively with diverse populations.
  • Strong listening skills and the ability to respond to writers’ questions.
  • Sensitivity, generosity, and flexibility.
  • A commitment to the improvement of their own writing.
  • A commitment to professional development as writing consultants.

Qualifications for an undergraduate writing consultant include:

Qualifications for a graduate writing consultant include:

  • Graduate student at KU (enrolled in at least six hours)
  • Demonstrated engagement and academic success in chosen field(s)
  • Excellent written communication skills as evidenced in application materials
  • Teaching experience.

Position Description - Office Assistant

As an office assistant, you will work together with writing consultants and administrators as a team to foster a community of writing and to provide service to KU's diverse global community when the Writing Center is open. In recognition of the growing diversity of the KU community, we would like to expand our staff to reflect and project a vision of inclusivity and sensitivity as defined by the Writing Center and the broader university. You will have the distinct opportunity to meet and collaborate with thousands of individual students with a variety of identities, life experiences, world views, languages and voices, offering you limitless chances to develop socially, academically and professionally.

As the face of the Writing Center, you will provide expert, friendly customer service, while being punctual and reliable. In addition, you will be expected to communicate efficiently and work effectively with a diverse staff and clientele. You must be able to multitask during peak service times. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student at KU (enrolled in at least six hours) 
  • Working knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher, and Acrobat. 
  • Excellent written communication skills as evidenced in application materials 
  • Only applicants who have filed a current year FAFSA and applied for and accepted a Federal Work-Study award will be hired.

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