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 2020 Application Process
February 14: Tutor nominations due from faculty
February 21: Invitations and materials to apply will be sent out to nominees
February 26: Undergraduate Tutor Program info session at 7pm (Pryz 327).
February 27: Undergraduate Tutor Program info session at 4pm (Pryz 327).
March 13: Applications due
March 23-April 3: Interviews
April 6: 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 send application materials to Dr. Taryn Okuma (237 Marist Annex, English Department) by the spring deadline.