Tutor Hiring for the 2017-2018 Academic Year Is Now Closed

We will be hiring again in Spring 2018 for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.

Please see the 2017-2018 job posting below.

Department Description

The OWRC is an interdisciplinary writing and research center that aims to support UW students, staff, and faculty on their diverse writing and research projects through one-to-one tutoring sessions, group tutoring sessions, workshops, and other programs. We serve nearly 5,000 students with 12,000 one-to-one writing appointments each academic year. Our tutors are undergraduate and graduate students from a wide range of academic fields, and we provide a rich learning environment for writers and tutors alike.

OWRC Peer Tutor Job Description

Peer Tutors support writers’ ongoing writing and research development using a non-directive, conversational tutoring approach. The strongest candidates not only have strong writing skills in their chosen academic field but also capacity for reflection, metacognition, and empathetic listening. Tutoring is an intellectually and emotionally demanding position that requires high levels of initiative, reflection, responsibility, and critical thinking. Tutors will be chosen based on the strength of their writing, their oral communication skills, and their ability to enact our question-focused, non-directive tutoring philosophy.

 “Nearly everyone who writes likes — and needs — to talk about his or her own writing, preferably to someone who will really listen, who knows how to listen, and knows how to talk about writing too” –Stephen North

Diversity Statement

At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all.


Requirements & Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

Learning Competencies

The OWRC provides student employees with a meaningful work experience. Some intended learning competencies that will be developed in the Peer Tutor role include