Employment Opportunities

Below you’ll find a list of special opportunities for working with FYW in the 2018–2019 academic year.

Questions can be directed to firstyearwriting@uconn.edu.

 

Summer Teaching Workshop Program Support Committee

We seek applicants who have shown a sustained engagement with our program’s pedagogical goals and who seek to collaborate with other engaged instructors to support our program as a whole.

Dates of Employment: Applicants should be available for a planning meeting in May, several meetings in June and July, and the week of August 19th.

Stipend: $2,500 paid across two installments (May and August)

Eligibility: Any active instructor of First-Year Writing may apply

How to Apply: By Friday, February 15, at 5 PM, submit to the form on our website a one- to two-page letter of interest that explains your qualifications and articulates how you envision and would shape the Summer Teaching Workshop for new instructors. Your letter should demonstrate familiarity with the pedagogy and goals of the program, such as the Writing Across Technology initiative, as well as familiarity with recent developments in Summer Teaching Workshop materials and programming.

Those on the planning committee will have overlapping responsibilities and share work in the following areas:

  • Planning new instructor workshop
  • Creating and facilitating pedagogy workshops
  • Developing comprehensive support documents and instructional materials for instructors

2019 Summer Teaching Workshop Program Support Committee

  • Please upload a one- to two-page letter of interest that explains your qualifications and articulates how you would envision and shape the 2019 Summer Teaching Workshop.
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    Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.

2019 WAT Institute and Research Team

This summer, First-Year Writing will be running an internal institute of workshops on Writing Across Technology open to UConn affiliates, as well as working on the Spring 2019 study of the WAT curriculum. We seek applicants who demonstrate familiarity with the Writing Across Technology initiative and a commitment to multimodal composition.

Dates of Employment: Applicants should be available for a planning meeting in May, the week of June 24th, several meetings throughout the summer, and the week of August 19th.

Stipend: $2,500 paid across two installments (May and August)

Eligibility: Any active instructor of First-Year Writing may apply

How to apply: By Friday, February 15, at 5 PM, submit to the form on our website a one-to-two-page letter of interest that explains your qualifications and articulates how you might shape workshops on Writing Across Technology, as well as how you might contribute to research assessment and analysis on the WAT curriculum.

Those on the WAT Institute and Research Team will share the following responsibilities:

  • Developing and facilitating workshops on multimodal composition
  • Developing materials for the WAT Institute, including advertising materials
  • Communicating with UConn affiliates to advertise the Institute as well as communicating with participants
  • Logistics for the Institute, including organizing rooms and food and communicating with the keynote speaker
  • Analyzing data from the Spring 2019 research study and developing analysis tools
  • Liaising with the IRB
  • Writing a report of research findings

Applicants are encouraged to highlight their familiarity with multimodal composition, digital humanities, and/or qualitative research.

*This position is contingent upon funding.

2019 WAT Institute and Research Team

  • Please upload a one- to two-page letter of interest that explains your qualifications and articulates how you would envision and shape the 2019 WAT Institute and how you might contribute to the WAT research study.
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.

Summer Teaching: Student-Athlete Success Program: English 1004

The Student-Athlete Success Program (SASP—formerly CPIA) invites applications for an instructor to teach a section of English 1004. The program features tutorial support, and students take an additional study skills component coordinated with their English course.

Dates of Employment: TBD. (Last year this was June 13–July 25.)

Stipend: Approximately $6,000 (equivalent to adjunct pay for a four-credit course)

Eligibility: Any active instructor of First-Year Writing who has already attended a 1004 orientation or taught 1004 in the past.

How to Apply: By Friday, February 15, at 5 PM, please submit a letter of interest and a sample of existing course materials using the form on our website, including a syllabus, assignment prompt, and an example of commentary on a student’s work (initial or revised draft).

Summer Teaching: Alt. Session 2: English 1010

The Student-Athlete Success Program (SASP—formerly CPIA) invites applications for an instructor to teach a section of English 1010. The program features tutorial support, and students take an additional study skills component coordinated with their English course.

Dates of Employment: TBD. (Last year this was July 9–August 17.)

Stipend: Approximately $6,000 (equivalent to adjunct pay for a four-credit course)

Eligibility: Any active instructor of First-Year Writing.

How to Apply: By Friday, February 15, at 5 PM, please submit a letter of interest and a sample of existing course materials using the form on our website, including a syllabus, assignment prompt, and an example of commentary on a student’s work (initial or revised draft).

Summer Teaching: Session 2: English 1010

Dates of Employment: July 15 – August 16, 2019

Stipend: Approximately $6,000 (equivalent to adjunct pay for a four-credit course)

Eligibility: Any active instructor of First-Year Writing

How to Apply: By Friday, February 15, at 5 PM, please submit a letter of interest and a sample of existing course materials using the form on our website, including a syllabus, assignment prompt, and an example of commentary on a student’s work (initial or revised draft).

2019 Summer Teaching Application Submission

  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
  • Which sections are you applying for? Please select all that apply. (Instructors will only be assigned to one section.)