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Writing Tutor/Recurrent Faculty Member

Company: Texas Tech U. Health Sciences Center
Location: Lubbock
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Position Description:
Contributes to the university's mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit.

Org Level 7:
251518 - Writing Center Lbk

Org Level 1:
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Writing Center Lbk

Major/Essential Functions:
Works one-on-one with students, faculty, and staff on every aspect of the writing process. Provides writing-related feedback at all levels of writing competency including (but not limited to): organization, rhetorical structure, outlining, thesis, development of argument, and integration of research. Provides writing-related feedback on a broad range of academic papers and professional career-related documents, including (but not limited to): research papers, assignments for courses, c.v. and resumes, personal statements for residency applications.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree or higher.

Writing Sample: 3-4 pages, double spaced. Preferred: A piece of academic writing that uses sources and makes the standard rhetorical moves of academic writing.

Academic Transcript (official or unofficial): Most recent academic transcript showing a minimum of 3.5 GPA.

Recommendation/Referral: Two reference letters, emailed to (see application details), that should speak for 1) your writing skills, 2) your verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills, and 3) your ability to assess work submitted by others and provide constructive feedback with empathy and patience.

Other Documents: Essay, 3-4 pages, double spaced. Tell us why you would like to work as a TTUHSC Writing Center tutor, what you expect to contribute to the TTUHSC community as a tutor, and what benefits you anticipate for yourself. Some things to include in your essay:
o Please describe your experiences with teaching or tutoring, whether writing or any other course.
o Describe what you learned from the above experiences, including challenges faced and problems overcome.
o Be sure to indicate the level of students, the kinds of writing taught or assignments evaluated, and the length of your teaching/tutoring appointment.
o If you have ever worked in a Writing Center, please be sure to indicate that information.
o In your essay, please share any other writing-related experiences you may have, formal (university-based) or personal.
o Lastly, if you have any training or experiences in specialized kinds of writing or writing instruction, such as English as a Foreign Language, technical and/or web-related writing, or scientific writing, please share.

Preferred Qualifications:
Minimum two years college-level tutoring or college-level teaching experience, in any discipline. Minimum 3.5 GPA. Able to critique writing with professionalism and empathy, working with a range of clients: students, faculty, and staff. Proficient in offering online-only feedback, working efficiently in 50-minute sessions, one-on-one.

Required Attachments:
Cover Letter, Recommendation/Referral, Resume / CV, Transcript, Writing Sample

Pay Statement:
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

EEO Statement:
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant's race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Jeanne Clery Act:
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. By October 1 of each year, institutions must publish and distribute their Annual Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Report (ASR) to current and prospective students and employees. You can locate this report through our website at:

Pay Basis:

Pay Grade Minimum:
salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills

Pay Grade Maximum:
salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills

Salary Grade:

Grant Funded?:

Job Type:
Part Time

Job Group:
Full Professor


Schedule Details:
Will tutor HSC students on writing submissions on as needed basis.

Travel Required:

Does this position work in a research laboratory?:

Keywords: Texas Tech U. Health Sciences Center, Lubbock , Writing Tutor/Recurrent Faculty Member, Other , Lubbock, Texas

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