Graduate Opening for Fall 2023

The Writing Center is now accepting applications for the following graduate assistantships.

We are widely recognized as among the most innovative and research-intensive writing centers in the nation, and our 30 tutors form a diverse community of undergraduates and graduates who are a joy to work with. Beyond delivering nearly 5,000 individualized tutorials per year, the center maintains partnerships across campus and sponsors writing across the disciplines. Our assistantships offer rich apprenticeships in program administration, and we’re committed to the professional growth of our GAs. The faculty directors mentor GAs in academic program development, as well as in research.

Applicants from all UConn departments, including the sciences, are invited to apply. International graduate students are likewise invited to apply.

Please see the application below, which includes space to upload a cover letter, resume, and writing sample. For full consideration, submit an application by March 31st, 2023.


Assistant Director | Full Assistantship (20 hour/week) | 2023-24 Academic Year (with potential for paid summer work in June/July/August to get oriented)

The Assistant Director is involved in all aspects of writing center administration and serves on a leadership team that includes two faculty members, a program coordinator, and another graduate Assistant Director. Duties include recruiting, training, and mentoring writing tutors; managing selected in-house projects and interdepartmental partnerships (with FYE, FYW, CAP, and more); leading workshops; conducting research; and handling other duties as assigned by the faculty directors. While the position is mainly administrative, it also involves one-on-one tutoring. Successful candidates must be capable and creative project managers who are committed to undergraduate teaching, peer education, writing across the curriculum, cross-disciplinary collaboration, diversity, and equity. Our assistantships offer rich apprenticeships in academic program administration.


Graduate Writing Support Coordinator | Full Assistantship (20 hour/week) | 2023-24 Academic Year (with potential for paid summer work in June/July/August to get oriented)

Part of our core administrative team, the GWSC leads efforts to support graduate writers across campus. Duties include teaching three 5-week, ungraded seminars in academic writing; arranging one-on-one tutoring for graduate students; doing individualized tutoring; organizing writing retreats and dissertation bootcamps; and serving as the Writing Center’s liaison to various constituencies on campus. Successful candidates will be creative and organized project managers. They must also have a commitment to working across disciplines, languages, and cultures. Recent holders of this position have parlayed their experience into successful tenure-track faculty placements.


If you have questions about the position, contact Tom Deans ( or Margaret Bugingo ( If you have questions about uploading your application materials, email us at or stop by the Center in the library, Level 2.

For general information on UConn Graduate Assistantships, see the following information from the graduate school:


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Graduate Assistantship Application Fall 2023

  • Name and titleContact information (phone&email) 
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    A 5-20 page academic writing sample.
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