Rhetoric and Writing Studies

SDSU Writing Center

Writing Center Tutor

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Under supervision, Instructional Student Assistants perform teaching, grading or tutoring duties for the majority of work hours in a given appointment in a given academic department or equivalent administrative unit over the course of an academic term.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge and Abilities: Incumbents must possess the ability to learn and perform assigned work; work cooperatively with faculty, staff, and other students; and accept responsibility. Completion of specific coursework may be required in order to teach, grade or tutor a course. Special Qualification: Admission or registration as a CSU student. On-Campus Work-Study Instructional Student Assistants must meet the eligibility requirements of the Federal Work-Study Program, as determined by the campus’ financial aid office.

EXCEPTIONS: Exceptions to minimum eligibility qualifications may be granted at the sole discretion of the hiring department/authority.


To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume or CV, academic writing sample (5-10 pages), and an application form (available at http://writingcenter.sdsu.edu/employment.html). Application materials and/or inquiries should be directed to:

Dr. Kathryn Valentine, Writing Center Director, [email protected]

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Under the supervision of the Writing Center Director and Assistant Director, Instructional Student Assistants will perform tutoring duties, and other duties as assigned, during the hours they work in the Writing Center. The tutor’s role will be to consult with students on their writing and provide guidance on learning to write. Tutors will participate in tutor education (i.e. pre-service and in-service training). Tutors will be required to file brief reports on each tutoring session. Tutors will receive developmental evaluations periodically from the directors.

HIRING CRITERIA: Applicants must possess the ability to perform the assigned work. Prior experience with tutoring or mentoring is highly desirable, but not required. Applicants should possess the ability to work well with faculty, staff, and students and have experience with and knowledge of U.S. academic writing. Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.2 GPA.

PERCENTAGE OR HOURS OF APPOINTMENT: Varies, depending on student demand and/or tutor availability (0 to 20 hours per week).

DEADLINE TO APPLY AND PROCEDURES FOR NOTIFICATION: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year. All complete applications will be reviewed, and qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview if positions are available. All offers are contingent upon budget and student demand.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.