Graduate Assistant - Graduate Writing Group Coordinator


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Writing & Rhetoric (11104959)
Employee Designation:  Student

Job Information

The Graduate Writing Center seeks a Graduate Assistant to work as a coordinator of graduate writing groups. The position involves recruiting and communicating potential graduate writing group (GWG) members; organizing, scheduling, and facilitating periodic meetings for GWG members; and gathering and curating resources to supplement those meetings. The position involves working with graduate students, in organized groups, about ongoing writing projects in all current graduate programs at the University of Mississippi, which includes various and diverse disciplines in the humanities and applied and hard sciences. The graduate assistant will provide group writing support to students both face-to-face and online, as well as participating with writing workshops when necessary.


Minimum qualifications for the position include:
Current (or immediate upcoming) enrollment as a graduate student at the University of Mississippi
A masters degree with a thesis requirement
Strong writing skills, as evidenced by a writing sample
Experience in research writing
Flexibility in availability, including possible evenings and weekends

Preferred experience:
The ideal candidate will have taken advanced writing or grammar classes, will have experience working academically with ELL students in any capacity, and will have above-average editing skills concerning grammar/punctuation conventions and mechanics.


Work Schedule: 20 hrs/wk
Assistantship Award: $5500/semester
Time period: 1 year, with the possibility of renewal


Required Documents:
Letter of Interest
Curriculum Vitae
Writing sample, in the format conventions of applicant’s discipline of practice
At least two (2) academic or professional references


Interested graduate students should submit required documents to:
Dr. Claire Mischker, Director of the Graduate Writing Center, at

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Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi