Graduate Assistant - Writing Consultant


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 writing consultant. The position involves working with graduate students from all current graduate programs at the University of Mississippi on their writing projects from various and diverse disciplines in the humanities and applied and hard sciences. The graduate assistant will provide writing support and consultation to students in scheduled sessions, up to six days a week, both online and in-person, 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

Must qualify for federal work study

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. Experience with writing consultation or Writing Center work is preferred, but training is provided.


Work Schedule: 10 hrs/wk Assistantship

Award: $2750/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


This position must be applied to through the University of Mississippi Human Resources careers page (, but inquiries can be directed to: Dr. Claire Mischker, Director of the Graduate Writing Center, at

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi