Part-Time Faculty - Writing Consultant (SUMMER 2021)

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 23, 2021
Employment Type
Part Time
Posting Details

Job # 075633 Job Title Part-Time Faculty - Writing Consultant (SUMMER 2021) Location SU Campus Pay Range Commensurate w/ Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours

As determined by department/chair

Job Type Part-time Rank PTI/Adjunct Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code UA Job Description

Summer 2021: The Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition is seeking experienced Writing Consultants to provide one-to-one and group writing consultation in the Writing Center and online during the summer sessions. Position involves 15 hours per week Session 1 or 2, or 8 hours per week during the Combined Session. Positions available: Summer Session 1 (June 7-July 16); Summer Session 2 (July 19–August 27); Combined Session (June 7–August 27). Positions contingent upon enrollment in session courses.


MA or MS with graduate coursework in Composition and Rhetoric, English or related field. Experience teaching writing at college or high school level required.

Job Specific Qualifications

Internal candidates preferred.
The successful candidates will have taught WRT courses in the Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition at Syracuse University during the 2020-21 academic year and will have experience as a Writing Consultant in the SU Writing Center.


Consultants will help students one-to-one in the WC and online, visit classrooms, and develop workshops; some afternoon/evening/weekend hours required. Consultants assist students to:
• Interpret an assignment sheet, talk through ideas for a project, discuss course readings, or plan for a paper.
• (Re)consider choices with regard to audience, focus, reasoning, or organization.
• Develop ideas with greater specificity
• Acquire research strategies integrate scholarly sources, and apply proper documentation.
• Improve edit and proofreading skills, expand vocabulary, and better understand technical conventions of academic writing.
Additional Responsibilities:
• Build a positive rapport with students and other faculty.
• Keep current with developments and trends in the Writing Studies curriculum and in the field of rhetoric and composition.

Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a curriculum vitae and cover letter.

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Quick Link Job Posting Date 03/23/2021 Application Deadline 04/16/2021 Open Until Filled No Priority Consideration Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants

Please submit cover letter and CV for consideration.

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