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Graduate Student Instructor

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Position Information

Posting Number
Job Title Graduate Student Instructor
Department English and Foreign Languages
Rate of Pay $1,500 for the semester.
FLSA Exempt
Estimated Number of Hours Per Week 10-12
Employment Status Part Time Temp
Student Appointment Type Jobship
General Description

Instruct students enrolled in English 100, a 1 credit, pass/fail practicum.

Essential Job Duties

1. Meet with students individually for an hour each week to help with their individual needs and writing assignments.

2. Work with students at a variety of levels on writing skills ranging from basic grammar fundamentals to developing arguments to honing a more sophisticated writer’s voice.

3. Receive training and deliver to students new digital approaches to writing through the Hawkins online writing lab.

Education and Experience

Bachelors Degree required; enrollment in the English M.A. program preferred.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

1. Possess a mastery of English grammar and composition.

2. Strong interpersonal skills with an acumen to teach; conveying ideas and precepts effectively.

3. Positive attitude, self-motivated, and dependable.

4. A desire to teach, motivate and encourage learners is essential.

5. Previous experience as a writing and/or reading tutor highly preferred.

Preferred Major English; Graduate Level
Licenses, Certification or Registrations


Number of Vacancies 2
Desired Start Date 08/21/2017
Open Date 04/21/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

UM is an AA/EO Employer.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Writing Sample
  2. Class Schedule