Work at the Writing Center

Undergraduate student opportunities

Peer Tutors

Undergraduates may apply for a yearlong tutor position during Spring quarter. Hiring decisions are made during the summer and training begins Fall quarter week 0. Peer tutors offer 6-12 hours of appointments each week for the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters, in addition to receiving professional development and supplemental training. Read more below.

Graduate student opportunities

Graduate Writing Consultants

Graduate students may apply for a yearlong consultant position during the Spring quarter. These positions are comparable to a 50% TAship and are focused on providing writing support for graduate students from Fall through Spring quarter. We encourage applicants from any cultural, academic, or linguistic background. Read more below.

Writing Center Admin Fellows

Graduate students interested in writing center administration, writing center research/assessment, and writing across the curriculum and/or writing in the disciplines initiatives may apply to become a Writing Center Admin Fellow for the academic year (and pending availability, the summer). The fellows program allows for a flexible, project-based approach beginning at $2500/quarter for 10 project hours/week and scales up to $5000/quarter for 20 hours/week. Read more below.


Peer Tutors

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Graduate Writing Consultants

The Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication (the Writing Center) is currently accepting applications for three graduate student positions as Graduate Writing Consultants. The application deadline is Friday, May 20 by 5 pm.

These positions are staffed on a yearly basis to support and provide feedback to fellow graduate students. Generally, Consultants are appointed to 50% Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) positions that cover tuition and fees and provide a stipend generally comparable to a 50% TAship. While it is ideal for Graduate Writing Consultants to work at least the full academic year (fall through spring) when hired, we understand that graduate students receive a number of competitive opportunities and will keep a ‘shortlist’ of approved applicants in case positions open up on short notice. Currently, the CEWC plans to hire two Graduate Writing Consultants over the summer and three from fall through spring quarter.

Duties for the position include:

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

Candidates must be in good academic standing. The Center serves writers with diverse cultural, academic, and linguistic backgrounds, and we are always seeking candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Application Materials:

Applications consist of:

Questions and applications should be addressed to the Center’s Associate Director, Dr. Evin Groundwater, and submitted to e.groundwater@uci.edu. Upon the application’s submission, you will receive a confirmation email and details about the next steps in the application process, including an interview with CEWC administrative staff.


Writing Center Administration Fellows

The Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication (the CEWC, also called the Writing Center) is currently accepting applications for a Writing Center Administrative Fellow for the academic year, plus summer (pending funding confirmation), 2022-2023. The application is open to currently enrolled graduate students, with a deadline of Friday, May 20 by 5 pm.

General Application Process:

The Writing Center Administrative Fellow provides a quarterly stipend of up to $5000, and is renewable across the full academic year of 2022-2023, including the summer of 2022 (pending funding confirmation). This Fellow position is held in addition to any TAship or GSR positions graduate students have, as it does not provide tuition remission or cover fees. If chosen, candidates will ideally commit to the fellowship until the end of Spring Quarter, 2023. The Writing Center Administrative Fellow is a flexible program, with the stipend scaling from a minimum of 10 hours of project time for roughly $2500 per quarter, all the way up to a maximum of 20 project hours for $5000 per quarter.

Being a Fellow generally involves assisting the directors with aspects of writing center administration, writing center assessment/research, and writing/communicating across the curriculum and/or writing/communicating in the disciplines initiatives (WAC/WID). Projects might include assisting the Faculty Director and Associate Director with helping develop and maintain the CEWC website, supporting and mentoring undergraduate peer tutors, participating in projects and programming supporting writing and communication instruction on the UCI campus, and—depending upon background and interests—collaborating with the Associate Director on research projects for the CEWC. Additional projects may include creating and facilitating in-class presentations and special topic workshops, drafting handouts and other resources, and representing the Center at events like the Anteater Involvement Fairs.

Required & Preferred Qualifications:

The required qualifications for consideration of this fellowship include:

Candidates must be in good academic standing. The Center sees a wide array of writers from diverse academic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds. For that reason, we are particularly interested in candidates who have experience in one or more of these areas:

Additionally, candidates will preferably have experience and/or an active interest with teaching, mentorship, and/or administration in one or more of the following:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for the fellowship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Application Materials:

Applications consist of:

Questions and applications should be addressed to the Center’s Associate Director, Dr. Evin Groundwater, and submitted to e.groundwater@uci.edu. Upon the application’s submission, you will receive a confirmation email and details about the next steps in the application process, including an interview with CEWC administrative staff.