About the Application Process
All applicants to the WCUT program must be nominated by an instructor familiar with the candidate's writing. While instructors can nominate students independently, we also invite students to ask instructors to fill out the online nomination form.
After the nomination period has ended, students will be invited to apply and will need to submit a tutor information form (to be sent to all nominees), cover letter describing suitability for and interest in the WCUT program, an unofficial transcript, and a 2-5 page writing sample of your academic prose, preferably argumentative in nature (as opposed to mere summary). The sample can be a complete paper or an excerpt.
All applications submitted prior to the deadline will be considered. From these, a small pool of applications will be selected to interview with the search committee. In-person interviews are an indispensable element of the hiring process. All applicants must be available during the interview period. Offers will be made at the end of the spring semester for position that will begin in the following fall.
Timeline for the Spring 2023 Application Process
February 13: Tutor nominations due from faculty by 5pm
February 15: Invitations and materials to apply will be sent out to nominees
February 20: Undergraduate Tutor Program info session at 3pm.
February 21: Undergraduate Tutor Program info session at 4pm.
March 6: Applications due by 12pm
March 13-24: Interviews
March 29: Hiring offers made
Students who accept the position should be prepared to:
- Enroll in a three-credit course in tutor training, ENG 328: Writing Center Theory and Practice, which requires research and writing on tutoring and composition. (If you are studying abroad in the fall, you will have to wait to apply at a time when you can take the fall course. We will consider students who can take the course in the fall but plan to study abroad the following spring.)
- Participate in ongoing, full-staff training, typically four meetings per semester.
- Work roughly 4–10 hours per week in 1–3 hour blocks.
- Demonstrate engagement and growth in the position in order to maintain employment.
Please submit application materials via the application form by the spring deadline.