Writing Services invites experienced writers, as faculty members and professionals from the work place, to assist Monmouth University students, employees, and alumni on a part-time basis.
Monmouth University faculty members enjoy working in Writing Services because it enables them to step away from the classroom for a moment and interact with individual students on a more personal level. Additionally, Faculty Writing Assistants expand their knowledge of writing pedagogy and practice while viewing colleagues’ assignments, resources, and methodologies. By tutoring students, faculty Writing Assistants can observe and evaluate the effectiveness of various faculty writing assignments and commentary which often leads to an infusion of ideas and revitalized creativity in their own teaching.
Professional Writing Assistants are able to take a break from the workplace and give something back to the leaders of tomorrow by sharing their professional writing experience and knowledge with their students. In turn, tutoring sessions serve to strengthen interpersonal skills, reinforce the basics of writing, and provide excellent instructional experience for the Writing Assistant. Initially, all professional Writing Assistants must engage in a training program prior to initial tutoring.
- Create better writers.
- Supply honest and constructive feedback.
- Provide a comfortable environment where writers can engage in academic writing.
- Help writers see their strengths and improve their weaknesses.
- Continually improve our ability to respond to writers.
Faculty and Professional Writing Assistants:
- are paid on an hourly basis (rates can be obtained from the Writing Services Assistant Director);
- may assist undergraduate students, especially in their specific disciplines or fields, graduate-level students, alumni, employees, and students with disabilities;
- may assist Language Minority/ESL students; *
- may help assist with essays;
- may help assist with theses, resumes, cover letters, application essays for graduate school, personal statements, and internship applications; *
- may give tours of Writing Services to classes; *
- may be asked to help with in-class presentations promoting Writing Services; *
- and may lead roundtable discussions or faculty workshops. **
* Requires additional training.
** Faculty Writing Assistants only.
Faculty and Professional Writing Assistants are required to:
- have a Master’s degree;
- have extensive writing experience in their fields or disciplines;
- show demonstrated writing proficiency through writing samples;
- and know at least one documentation style.
The Writing Services Assistant Director will accommodate Faculty Writing Assistants’ and Professional Writing Assistants’ schedules, whenever possible. Faculty Writing Assistants who teach one course may work at Writing Services up to 24 hours per week; those who teach two courses may work at Writing Services up to 14 hours per week; those who teach three courses may work at Writing Services up to 4 hours per week; and those who are full-time are paid on an overload basis. Professional Writing Assistants are considered part-time employees, and they may work up to 34 hours per week. All Professional Writing Assistant candidates must apply through Monmouth University’s Department of Human Resources.
For more information or to apply, please contact Amanda Connelly, Interim Director of Writing Services, at 732-571-7542.