Writing Tutor, Science (Casual)

The Saint Mary’s University Writing Centre and Academic Communications is seeking applicants for the position of Writing Tutor, Science.

The Writing Centre invites applications who

  • Have demonstrated writing tutoring experience in Science, specifically biological science.

  • Have demonstrated experience working with Science students.

  • Have demonstrated knowledge of academic writing practice in the Sciences.

  • Can commit to up to 17.5 hours per week (including evening and/or weekend shifts).

  • Those with second-language instruction skills (EAP, ESL, L2) and advanced Science degrees will be given priority.

Responsibilities include:

  • Tutoring students in developing improved writing, reading, and communication strategies;

  • Participating with co-workers in workshops on elements of writing, regular staff meetings, and periodic training workshops;

  • Researching and developing writing aids;

  • Assisting in the day-to-day running of the Writing Centre and related duties as assigned.

$20.00 per hour.

Application may be submitted electronically to writing@smu.ca or in person to Writing Centre, Burke 115. Please include the following:

  • A cover letter and resume;

  • Two samples of academic writing;

  • Three references, one being academic

Job description: Reporting to the Director, Writing Centre and Academic Communications, a Writing Tutor, Science acts as a writing tutor to science students and delivers workshops and writing labs. Further, Writing Tutor, Science demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as strong tutoring and presentation expertise. More specifically, Writing Tutor, Science demonstrates excellent writing and reading ability and analytical skills, as well as demonstrate training and experience in adult education principles and their uses, especially to English Language Learners. The Writing Tutor, Science must be able to respond quickly and efficiently to the writing needs of all students of every skill level. The Writing Tutor, Science responsible for holistic issues of academic writing development, organization, critical thinking, argument, and coherence specific to science report writing. This includes, but is not limited to, sentence and paragraph structure, grammar rules, internal logic, critical analysis, citation formatting, and forms of academic and professional science writing.

All writing tutors are required to have moderate proficiency in office management skills; computer skills (MS Office).

Competition closes September 23, 2019.