The CUNY Graduate Center’s Writing Center invites applications for Writing Fellowships for the 2023-24 academic year. Students of all disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Writing Center supports GC students in reaching their writing goals. Their office sponsors a wide range of writing support services, including:
- One-on-one consultations to work on term papers, chapters, articles, job materials, grant applications, etc. at any stage in the drafting and revision process.
- Workshops and webinars on topics like goal setting, structuring for argument-based writing, abstracts, research management tools, advanced outlining, revising an essay into an article, and many others.
- Digital resources, including past webinars, informative guides, and more.
The Writing Center is continually striving to expand its student outreach by promoting in-office services and scheduled events. Each graduate fellow is responsible for planning and organizing an event from conception to follow-up surveys. Fellows are encouraged to work on projects that interest them and suit their skillsets.
Writing Fellows report to the Director of the Writing Center and will be expected to work both independently and in collaboration with other fellows and the Director. The fellowship is limited to doctoral students who will be entering years 4-7 of study at the Graduate Center. Fellows will be expected to be available to attend meetings in person at the Graduate Center throughout the academic year. The ideal candidate will have a strong command of academic writing within their chosen discipline and will be a Level 3 doctoral student.
Candidates from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Activities done by the fellows:
- Graduate writing consultations
- Workshop design and implementation
- Facilitation of accountability groups and dissertation clinics
- Event planning, organizing, and promotion
- Communications, social media, and marketing
- Curating content for the Writing Center website
- Data tracking through survey records and summaries
Compensation and Benefits
- The Writing Center fellowship requires fellows to work a total of 450 non-teaching hours during the academic year, approximately 15 hours per week.
- Compensation for the fellowship will be a minimum of $29,374 for the academic year.
- The Fellowship is paid in two parts: Fellows will be appointed to the Graduate Center payroll as Graduate Assistant Bs (GAB) at their own current rate (the minimum GAB salary is currently $13,215) and also receive a Provost’s Award in the amount of $16,159 that will be paid through the Office of Financial Aid.
- The GAB title provides eligibility to purchase the low-cost NYSHIP health insurance as well as in-state tuition remission for fellows who are within their first ten (10) registered semesters of doctoral study.
- Fellows who are past their ten registered semesters of doctoral study will be eligible to receive in-state tuition remission at the Level III rate as per the 2017-2023 PSC- CUNY contract (this benefit provides for this tuition remission for a maximum of four semesters past the student’s 10th registered semester).
Please email the following to email@example.com as a single pdf named YourLastName.WCFellowship.pdf. Please include “Writing Center Fellowship Application” in the subject line.
Your materials should include:
- a statement of interest in the position and joining the Writing Center, noting what qualities the applicants would bring (no more than 2 pages)
- a short CV (no more than 2 pages)
- a sample of academic writing (preferably a seminar paper, dissertation chapter, or article)
Applications must be received by Friday, April 3, 2023.