Apply to Become a TA for Writing 2-3
The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric seeks MALS students to serve as teaching assistants to professors teaching Writing 2-3 in the fall and winter terms. Strong writing, research, and interpersonal skills are essential. Prior teaching or tutoring experience is a plus but not required.
A course for those first-year writers who may be underprepared for a faster-paced, single-term writing course, Writing 2-3 allows students to develop as successful college writers through two-terms of rigorous instruction and intensive academic support. This is the only first-year writing course that has a teaching assistant—an essential component of the course—assigned to each section. Faculty and students concur that the program would not be fully successful without this TA support, and former TAs report that learning about writing pedagogy and helping students progress as academic writers is a valuable graduate school experience.
A full description of Writing 2-3 can be found here.
Writing 2-3 Teaching Assistants are paid a stipend of $6,750 for two terms of employment in fall and winter terms, to be paid over six months (September through November and January through March), for about twenty hours of work per week while those terms are in session.
Responsibilities include: participating in a two-day training workshop just before the beginning of fall classes (for which an additional $200 stipend is paid); attending a weekly, one-hour TA session; preparing for and attending all class meetings; conferencing weekly with each of the fifteen students for forty-five minutes for about eight weeks per term; and meeting weekly with the course professor to discuss student progress.
To download an application, follow this link.
Please send your completed application materials to Mark Koch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by May 15.