Monday, July 21, 2008

ASE Graduate Student Assistant

The Odegaard Writing & Research Center (OWRC) seeks a Graduate Student Assistant/Research Assistant to manage the center for the 2008-09 academic year. The Odegaard Writing & Research Center (OWRC) is in its fourth year of operations as a collaboration between the College of Arts & Sciences and the University of Washington Libraries.


  • Training, overseeing, assessing and otherwise supporting student writing tutors.
  • Developing supporting materials for the operation of the center and training of tutors.
  • Locating and developing College-wide sources for possible writing tutors.
  • Performing general administrative duties, such as scheduling meetings, managing the budget, tracking student usage to forecast the number of tutors needed each week/quarter, verifying time sheets, writing reports, keeping, organizing, and reporting relevant records, following-up on emails, photocopying.
  • Attending meetings with Odegaard library administrators, the Director of the College of Arts & Sciences Writing Program, and other university entities.
  • Developing independent ideas on potential projects, organizational strategies, and future goals for the OWRC.
  • Publicizing the OWRC with faculty and students.
  • Managing the database, OWRC website and center computer stations.
  • Networking with other writing centers on campus.
  • Working as a tutor for students in the OWRC. Summer work will include tutor support for Discovery Seminar offerings;
  • Working with library professionals on incorporating research information into the writing and tutorial process.
  • Flexibly taking on other tasks as they arise.

To apply
Submit letter of application, current CV, and contact information for three references to:

Professor John Webster, Director of Writing for the College of Arts & Sciences
Department of English 354330

Applications are due August 1, 2008. Interviews will be completed within two weeks of application deadline. Starting date to be negotiated, but preferred as soon as practically possible after completion of interviews.