Graduate Openings for Fall 2019

The Writing Center is now accepting applications for following graduate assistantships. All offer rich apprenticeships in academic program administration. The faculty directors actively mentor GAs in professional development and research, and the 25 undergraduate and graduate tutors on staff constitute a vibrant, interdisciplinary community.

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Assistant Director | Full Assistantship (20 hours/week)

Assistantship start date: August 2019

The Assistant Director is involved in all aspects of writing center administration, serving on a leadership team that includes faculty (Tom Deans, Kathleen Tonry), a program administrator (Margie Ouimette), and a fellow graduate assistant director (Kathryn Warrender). Duties include recruiting, training, and mentoring tutors; participating in weekly team meetings; organizing events and leading workshops; maintaining partnerships across campus (for example, with First-Year Writing and First-Year Experience); conducting research; and handling other duties as assigned by the faculty directors. While the position is mainly administrative, Assistant Directors also do regular one-on-one tutoring. Successful candidates must have a commitment to undergraduate education, cross-disciplinary collaboration, peer tutoring, and teaching writing. They should also be capable and creative project managers. Preferred qualifications include experience with writing centers and sustained engagement with scholarship in writing studies.


Secondary Schools Outreach Coordinator | .5 Assistantship (10 hours/week)

Assistantship start date: August 2019

This person manages an ongoing partnership between the Writing Center and Connecticut schools:  Key duties include organizing an October conference on secondary school writing centers; working closely with one school to establish a peer writing center; and tutoring in the UConn Writing Center. Successful candidates should have experience in university writing centers, be able to work fluently across university and high school cultures, and be excellent project managers.

Application deadline is April 8, 2019 at noon. Upload a letter of interest, resume/CV, and writing sample through the GA application page at

If you have questions about the GAships, please contact Tom Deans ( or Kathleen Tonry ( If you have questions about submitting materials, please contact Margie Ouimette (

Graduate Assistantship Application 2019

  • Assistant Director (20 hours/week)Secondary Schools Outreach Coordinator (10 hours/week)
  • Name and titleContact information (phone&email) 
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  • A 5-20 page academic writing sample.