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Writing Associate (Casual Position)

Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002
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Amherst College

Amherst Campus
Amherst Staff
Part time

Amherst has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying the racial, socio-economic, and geographic profile of its student body. The College is similarly committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.

Job Description:

Amherst College invites applications for the Writing Associate position. The Writing Associate is a part-time (up to 19 hours per week), limited-term (9/1/22-12/20/22) position, with no benefits. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the w ays in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community.

The Writing Center seeks a Writing Associate to contribute to inclusive support for student writing, reading, and speaking across Amherst College's liberal arts curriculum. Primarily, the associate supports student writing in individual consultations. They are knowledgeable and engaged in the field of inclusive college writing instruction and writing center pedagogy.

Summary of Responsibilities
  • Provide writing consultations to support a highly diverse group of students' development as writers.
  • Communicate, collaborate, and confer with other members of the Writing Center staff about subjects germane to their Writing Center duties.


  • Master's Degree in a relevant field.
  • Formal or on-the-job training in composition, rhetoric, or writing pedagogy.
  • Minimum of 2 years as a writing center consultant or writing instructor to students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Training in composition, rhetoric, writing instruction, and/or writing center tutoring.
  • Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and facilitation skills, with an ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Commitment to and demonstrated knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion as related to higher education

  • A combination of training, study, and professional experience in writing center pedagogy.

Amherst College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (medical and religious exemptions may apply).

Amherst College is pleased to provide a comprehensive, highly competitive benefits package that meets the needs of staff and faculty and their families. Benefits are an important part of our overall compensation, so it is critical that you review all of the options to ensure itmeets your total compensation requirements. Click here for Benefits Information .

Interestedcandidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter online at https://amherst.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Amherst_Jobs . Please be sure to upload all requested documents prior to clicking Submit. Applications cannot be revised once submitted. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Posted: 2022-08-02 Expires: 2022-09-03

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