Embedded Writing Tutor

Available in Fayetteville, AR for a few hours.

Website University of Arkansas

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Institution Name: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

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Department:Writing Center

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Summary of Job Duties:Embedded Writing Tutors support student learning in targeted courses and associated labs by sharing their expertise in course content, modelling effective learning strategies and review processes, and providing feedback to students. In addition, embedded tutors schedule weekly tutoring hours in the Student Success Center. Each Embedded Writing Tutor will work with the instructor for their assigned target course to implement effective student support strategies.

Target classes for Embedded Writing Tutors are English Composition I (ENGL 1013) and co-requisite Writing Lab (ENGL0002). Tutors must work a minimum of ten hours per week throughout the semester on an established schedule. Tentative start for position is August 15th when selected applicants will begin online training.

Working with Student Success Center Program Coordinators, the Embedded Tutor will be responsible for the following:

Attending a section of targeted course English Composition I (ENGL 1013) and the associated lab Writing Lab (ENGL0002);

Working with students on course concepts and effective learning strategies in class, lab, and in tutoring sessions scheduled in the Student Success Center;

Attending weekly team meeting;

Completing required training;

Communicating regularly with the instructor about expectations, assignments, and student needs;

Recording session notes and completing data entry using specified software.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled undergraduate, full-time student with completion of twelve credit hours at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, prior to job start OR currently enrolled graduate student
  • Cumulative minimum GPA of 3.25
  • Ability to tutor targeted class, demonstrated through one of the following:
    • Earned grade of “A” in targeted course ENGL 1013
    • Equivalent course credit earned via transfer credit or ACT, SAT, ALEKS, AP or CLEP scores AND earned grade of “A” in upper level ENGL course completed at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
    • Excellent demonstrated writing skills (assessed via blind review of writing sample)

Applicable Equivalencies May Be Considered On The Above Qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of at least twenty-four on-campus credit hours at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  • Cumulative minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Minimum of one semester experience as a tutor, instructor, SI Leader, or Peer Mentor
  • Class schedule that allows target class attendance – see below for times
  • Earned grade of “A” in ENGL 1023 or upper level ENGL course

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of targeted course concepts as demonstrated by course grade or equivalent credit
  • Knowledge of teaching, coaching, and/or mentoring best practices
  • Knowledge of video conferencing and email systems
  • Skilled in communicating and working with others
  • Skilled in personal academic planning and accountability
  • Skilled in conducting online and in-person sessions
  • Skilled in adapting to changing situations and troubleshooting issues as necessary
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work effectively with limited supervision and demonstrate positive work ethic
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to attend training during the summer

Applicants must be available to attend targeted course and lab during ONE of the following times.

NOTE: Availability to attend more than one targeted class time increases the chances of qualified applicant placement:

Additional Information:

Graduate students subject to background checks.

Salary Information:

$13.00 – $15.00 per hour

Required Documents to Apply:

Availability to Work and/or Class Schedule, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume, Writing Sample

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

Dana Blair, Writing Studio Coordinator, dthaymor@uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Writing Sample: Please upload a two-page sample of your academic writing. The two pages can be an excerpt of a longer paper; if this is the case, please number the two pages according to their actual place in the original paper. (For example: If I were to submit the second and third pages of a five page paper, I would number the pages 2 and 3.) Please remove your name from the sample and title the file “Writing Sample.”

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, Sitting, Talking

Frequent Physical Activity:Feeling, Grasping, Reaching

Occasional Physical Activity:Standing, Walking

Benefits Eligible:No

Employment type: full-time.

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