Graduate writing tutors meet one-on-one with students to help them develop and improve their writing. Tutors work with students from across the disciplines, and on many different types of writing. Tutors help students understand their writing assignments, develop arguments and thesis statements, and incorporate outside texts into their work.

Graduate tutoring positions are Teaching Assistantships; they carry stipends, tuition remission, and benefits in accordance with the current TUGSA contract. We offer full-time (20 hours per week) and half-time (10 hours per week) positions. The work hours are flexible and can be scheduled around other obligations.

Who can apply:

Ph.D./Ed.D. students from all academic disciplines are eligible to apply. We particularly welcome applicants who

  • have completed their doctoral coursework
  • have at least three years of college-level teaching experience (preferably at Temple)
  • are reflective about their teaching practice, and
  • enjoy working one-on-one with diverse groups of writers

How to apply:

Complete the online application form and submit the following materials (through the form):

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • three recent academic writing samples (e.g. seminar papers, conference papers, dissertation prospectus, etc.)

Within your cover letter, please address how your experiences might contribute to your desire or ability to be an effective writing tutor. You might cite your experiences as a writer, student, instructor, or within any other roles that seem applicable.

Current openings and application deadlines:

Applications open: Monday, April 15, 2024
Application deadline: Friday, May 3, 2024

For Fall 2024, we particularly welcome applicants who can support writers in languages other than English and those with academic writing experience in the sciences, but all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.