Graduate Writing Teaching Assistant (Consultant) for the University Writing Cent
Merced, CA 
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Position overview Position title: Teaching Assistant for the University Writing Center
Salary range: Salary is based on an annual full-time salary of $45,138.00
Percent time: Up to 50%
Anticipated start: August 17, 2021
Position duration: AY 2021-2022
Application Window

Open date: July 30th, 2021

Last review date: Friday, Aug 13, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Dec 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The University Writing Center at UC Merced has the mission of promoting the value of writing across disciplines and outside of academia to support campus writers and enhance their approaches to writing.

Under the general direction of the University Writing Center Director, the Graduate Writing Teaching Assistant (Consultant) will work closely with fellow graduate students to support their writing by engaging and encouraging students in a reflective writing process focused on revision, purpose, and genres for the purpose of scholarship.

The responsibilities of the Graduate Writing Teaching Assistant (Consultant) include one-on-one consultations with graduate student writers to improve academic writing as well as the planning, facilitation, and assessment of writing workshops and other programming in support of scholarship (e.g., writing groups, writing retreats, etc.). In addition, the Graduate Writing Teaching Assistant (Consultant) may be asked to work collaboratively with the UWC Director and Lead Consultants on projects in support of the University Writing Center's mission (e.g., outreach, assessment, professional conference presentations, etc.). Previous Teaching Assistant training will be supplemented by training and professional development provided by the UWC Director.

Qualifications
Basic qualifications

    Experience with and understanding of multiple academic genres (e.g., literature review, fellowship applications, research reports, abstracts, etc.)
    A Bachelor's degree in the subject area or a related field.
    Maintenance of a qualifying grade point average (per UC Merced's Graduate Policies & Procedures Handbook)
    Academically eligible to hold the appointment (per UC Merced's Graduate Policies & Procedures Handbook)

Preferred qualifications
    • Prior experience with tutoring, teaching, and/or other work in a learning environment
    • Familiarity with the University Writing Center and/or writing center pedagogies
Application Requirements
Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Writing Sample - A recent example of your academic writing (minimum: 10 pages).

Reference requirements
  • 1 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/JPF01180

Help contact: egoldin@ucmerced.edu

Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction).

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (https://www.ucmerced.edu/fast-facts), UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (https://merced2020.ucmerced.edu/).

UC Merced is a smoke & tobacco free campus (https://smokefree.ucmerced.edu/).

Job location
Merced, CA

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at http://smokefree.ucmerced.edu

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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