Graduate Writing Center Specialist, California Lutheran University

Position Summary:
Under the supervision of the Writing Center Director, the Writing Center Specialist for Graduate and Adult Degree Evening Programs will help address the writing needs of California Lutheran University’s Masters, Doctoral, and Adult Degree Evening Program (ADEP) students. The position will involve both administrative duties and hands-on writing center work with a linguistically diverse graduate and adult student population. Applicants should have an M.A. or above in Rhetoric and Composition or a related field (TESOL with a writing emphasis, for instance), writing center experience, and experience working with multilingual writers.

Applicants with the following education and experience will be given first consideration:

• M.A. or above, with degree in Rhetoric and Composition or related field (TESOL with a writing emphasis, for instance)
• Extensive experience working with multilingual writers
• Extensive writing center experience, preferably at the graduate level 

Applicants should be well-versed in the following areas:
• Writing Center theory and practice
• Scholarship pertaining to multilingual writing (intercultural rhetoric, second language acquisition, etc.)
• Online and hybrid writing center practice
• Genres required of U.S. graduate students
• Standard Written English

 Representative duties will include:

• Communicating with graduate and adult degree programs about students’ writing needs
• Maintaining graduate and adult degree program writing center budget 
• Hiring and supervising graduate student tutors
• Holding bi-monthly training practica for graduate student tutors
• Developing and coordinating a thesis and dissertation formatting and finalization process
• Developing and coordinating an e-tutoring program for online students
• Conducting faculty consultations on the teaching of writing (for graduate and adult degree programs)
• Tutoring graduate students in coursework, thesis, dissertation work
• Tutoring adult degree program students, in person and online

To apply, please do the following:

1) Fill out an online application at

2) Send the following materials to Dr. Amber Engelson at

• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• List of three professional references
• Writing sample of no more than 20 pages

Applications received by February 15, 2012 will be given first consideration.