Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
- Provide coaching, both one-on-one and in groups, on disciplinary content and study skills.
- Organize and lead review sessions and workshops on topics in their discipline.
- Communicate with faculty to raise awareness of CWL resources and assess departmental needs for support.
- Participate in ongoing training and professional development, including CWL orientation at the start of the fall semester and biweekly CWL staff meetings.
- New subject tutors must take CWL 300 (a 0.25-unit course) in Fall 2023.
- Other duties as needed.
Subject Tutors blend strong content knowledge and academic growth with empathy for others and the ability to connect. They must collaborate well with other peer tutors, faculty, and staff. They must be organized, responsible, and able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Finally, they must have a positive attitude about learning, a strong sense of integrity, and the ability to listen well to others. Prior tutoring experience is not required, but the candidate should describe in their cover letter how their prior experiences prepare them for the role of peer tutor.
Subject Tutor positions are open to students with at least a 3.3 G.P.A. who are enrolled at the University of Puget Sound. Preference will be given to rising juniors and seniors, though we will consider exceptional rising sophomores. The CWL values international travel, and a student’s plans to study abroad in the spring do not prevent their application from being considered.
Candidates must be able to explain and/or demonstrate that they possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to safely perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Hours per week:
7 hours/week. Weekly workload includes about 6 scheduled hours in the CWL and about an hour of outreach to their home departments. Subject tutors participate in ongoing training and professional development with an intellectually and socially engaged team of peers at the CWL.
How to apply:
Please note that the application window for the 2023-2024 academic year has now closed. We are now in the process of reviewing applications, and interviews will begin in early March. We anticipate making hiring decisions by early April.
In future years, you may apply for this position via Handshake. You can search by job title, "Writing Advisor” or "Subject Tutor", or look through the list of jobs under the “on-campus” filter.
When you apply through Handshake, please submit the following required documents: 1) Resume; 2) Cover Letter addressing your interest in the position, what you would bring to the position, and how your experiences have prepared you to contribute to a safe, respectful, and diverse learning community. Please also include any previous experiences with the CWL and describe courses you’ve taken at Puget Sound in your subject area; 3) An unofficial transcript.
For questions about the position or the hiring process, please reach out to Deepti Dhir, Interim Director of the CWL, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated February 22, 2023.