Hiring: Graduate Writing Lab Tutor Position Spring 2024 (Apply by Dec. 7)

Nov. 29, 2023

The Graduate Center Graduate Writing Lab supports the development of student writers throughout their graduate career at the UArizona. Graduate Tutors meet with graduate students to offer helpful feedback on any kind of writing at any stage in the process. Tutors conduct sessions and run writing groups both in person and online. This is a student-friendly, on-campus position with no prior tutoring experience required. 

Tutors are expected to work approximately 10 hours a week, which includes attending weekly trainings to work towards CRLA (College Reading and Learning Association) certification. All training is paid, and our team works with tutors’ schedules to determine work hours. Tutors report to the Graduate Writing Lab Associate Director. 

Compensation is $27.41/hour. Tutors are paid hourly; the positions are not classified as GA or TA positions. Applicants should have no more than an additional 0.25 GA position. 

In this position, tutors will: 

  • Cultivate a deeper knowledge of writing practices across genres and academic disciplines 
  • Gain leadership and mentoring experience 
  • Refine interpersonal communication skills 
  • Develop public speaking and presenting abilities 
  • Have the opportunity to engage in research and training development 


  • Provide one-on-one tutoring 
  • Plan and lead month-long Graduate Writing Groups 
  • Assist with writing workshops 
  • Engage with training materials to inform and improve tutoring practices 
  • In consultation with administration team, commit to a weekly work schedule for the semester (approximately 10 hours a week) 
  • Participate in pre-semester training and weekly meetings 
  • Abide by University of Arizona Code of Conduct and Academic Code of Integrity 


  • Current UA graduate student 
  • Ability to collaborate with student writers to help them identify strengths and areas for improvement, prioritize their concerns, and make a plan for moving forward with their writing 
  • Willingness to engage with a variety of writing, regardless of discipline
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Commitment to creating a welcoming and positive environment for all students and a recognition of the value of diversity in learning 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Applicants who are reflective, empathetic, curious, and can carefully communicate complex information. 
  • Background in Engineering, Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, or Astronomy
  • Experience participating in a Graduate Writing Lab tutoring session 
  • Evening availability
  • Graduation in Fall 2024 or later 

Application Process

Please submit the following documents to our application system on Box (https://arizona.app.box.com/f/ec23d16650404836b2a85ccd69cefad5). You will be required to log in using your NetID and password to access the application submission form. Applications will be accepted through December 7, 2023.

  • Completed application
  • CV or resume demonstrating relevant educational, employment, or volunteer experiences
  • Writing sample of your choice 


Please contact the Associate Director of the Graduate Writing Lab, Shelley Hawthorne Smith (shellh@arizona.edu) and Graduate Writing Lab GA, Judy Salcido (salcidoj@catworks.arizona.edu

Shelley Hawthorne Smith, PhD