Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Application: Graduate Writing Consultants and Fellows

This is a outstanding opportunity for you to become an expert on academic writing and develop your teaching, mentoring, leadership, and administrative skills. Students who have worked for the Graduate Writing Lab are competitive candidates for academic, publishing, editing, administration, and writing center positions.

You will be working in a team of Writing Consultants or Fellows. Writing Consultants lead individual and small group writing consultations to graduate students; they provide feedback to the students’ writing and discuss strategies to make their writing better. Writing Fellows organize and conduct writing workshops and events and facilitate Dissertation Boot Camps and Study Halls.


- Applicants must be full-time PhD students, registered with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and in good standing for the year of the appointment.

- Preference is given to the students in years 3 through 5 of their degree program and who are interested in working in the Graduate Writing Lab for more than one year.

- All applicants must be in residence in the New Haven area for the academic year of their appointment.

- All selected candidates are required to participate in biweekly planning/training meetings throughout the semester.

- The work load averages to about 5-7 flexible hours per week.

- The selected candidate will be paid $21/hour.


1. Excellent academic writing skills. Proven experience in writing and publishing academic work. Proven experience is submitting and receiving fellowships or grants.

2. Excellent oral and written communication skills;

3. Experience in providing feedback to other writers, native and non-native English speakers.

4. At least one semester of teaching experience (teaching writing focused classes is a plus but not required).

5. Experience working with/teaching non-native English speakers.

6. Exceptional organizational skills.

7. Ability to create flyers, advertising blurbs, and other publicizing materials (especially for fellows);

8. Computer skills; proficiency with Google Drive, Excel, and Power Point.

9. Interest in interdisciplinary topics.

10. Ability to work as part of a team.

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Additional Materials

Please send a copy of your CV and a one-page letter of interest to elena.kallestinova@yale.edu. In your letter, please explain why you wish to become a Graduate Writing Consultant and/or Fellow and describe your experiences that have prepared you for this position. Thank you for your application to the Graduate Writing Center. We will contact you if you are selected for an interview. For questions, please contact elena.kallestinova@yale.edu.