Writing 2-3 TA Application

Apply to Become a TA for Writing 2-3

The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric seeks talented and interested MALS students to serve as Teaching Assistants to professors teaching Writing 2-3 in the Fall 2015 and Winter 2016 terms.

The position is open to all MALS students, with preference given to students who have completed their coursework and started working on their thesis. Good writing, research, and interpersonal skills are essential. Prior teaching or tutoring experience is a plus but not required.

Writing 2-3 is Dartmouth's two-term course for first-year writers, a course in which underprepared writers achieve excellence in writing through serious intellectual engagement and intensive academic support.  This is the only first-year writing course that has a teaching assistant—an essential component of the course—attached to each section.  Faculty and students concur that the program would not be fully successful without this special support, and former TAs report that they love working with this group of students, watching their remarkable progress over two terms.

More about Writing 2-3 can be found at http://dartmouth.edu/writing-speech/curriculum/writing-courses/writing-2-3.

Writing 2-3 Teaching Assistants are paid a stipend of $6750 for two terms of employment in fall and winter terms, to be paid over six months (September 2015 through March of 2016), for an average of twenty hours of work per week across those six months.  The second term of employment is contingent on successful performance in the first.

Responsibilities include: participating in a three-day training workshop in the week before the beginning of fall classes; preparing for and attending all class meetings; holding one-hour individual tutorials with each of the fifteen students in the class each week; meeting weekly with the 2-3 staff to discuss pedagogical issues or issues related to individual student progress; and meeting regularly with professors to discuss the concerns of the course.

The application may be downloaded here.

Please send your completed application materials and have a letter of recommendation sent to Mark Koch at writing.two.three@dartmouth.edu

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by April 30th.

Interviews will be conducted in-person or by phone in May.  If you have any questions, please contact Mark Koch.