Assistant in the Writing Lab and Lecturer

Grinnell, Iowa
Feb 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Grinnell College announces a full-time, 9-month position available in the Writing Lab. The Grinnell College Writing Lab works in collaboration with faculty to support and improve student writing, offering for-credit writing courses as well as individual one-to-one tutoring sessions.

Responsibilities: Assistants/Lecturers teach composition—including argument, organization, style, and mechanics—in individual student appointments, in Writing Lab courses, and in workshops held across campus.  They work collaboratively to help faculty teach writing, to support the various initiatives of the Lab, and to keep the office running smoothly.

Qualifications:  A Master's Degree and three years’ experience are preferred or equivalent education and experience in teaching writing.  Must be familiar with a range of academic subjects and related writing conventions.  Must be able to scan a three-to-five-page (or longer) paper, choose an appropriate focus, and convey sound advice about organization and style in a session of 40 minutes or less.  Must be capable of working under stress, with minimal supervision and frequent interruptions.  Experience teaching ELL students at the college level preferred but not required.

In letters of application, candidates should discuss their qualifications for teaching in an undergraduate, liberal-arts environment that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction and values a diverse student body including minority and first generation students, international students and students with disabilities.

Selected candidate will need to successfully pass a background check prior to the first day of work.

Application Process:  Interested candidates should apply online by visiting our employment website at  Applicants must complete the online application.    Please contact the Office of Human Resources at (641) 269-4818 with questions.  To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by February 24, 2017.