Now Hiring Tutors for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

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


This position will report to Dr. Misty Anne Winzenried, Director of the OWRC.

Job Hours and Pay Rate

Must be available for a minimum of 6 hours of Peer Tutoring hours per week (3 for graduate students). A regular weekly work schedule of one-to-one and group tutoring sessions, with shifts of no more than 4.5 hours per day for a total of 3 to 19.5 hours per week (based on terms of employment and employee availability). Work hours vary based on tutoring schedule; some evening and weekend hours are required. Schedules are based upon workload, class schedule, and other academic responsibilities. Ideal candidates can give at least one academic year commitment. Pay rates depend on academic status: undergraduates start at 15.00/hour; MA or MS graduate students who have not yet completed that degree start at $16.00/hour; post-MA or post-MS graduate students, MD, and JD students start at $17.00/hour.

Application Process

Please submit the following to Husky Jobs within the OWRC Professional Development Canvas Page. Applications accepted until May 8

Submit the following materials to Husky Jobs as a single MS Word document or PDF:

If you have technical difficulties, please contact Hard-copy or emailed applications will not be accepted without specific advanced approval from the OWRC Director.

The deadline for consideration is May 8. Applicants are welcome to consult with an OWRC tutor on application materials prior to submission. Reserve your spot online on our sign up page.

This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit:

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 / 206.543.6452 (TTY) or