Employment Opportunities

Below you’ll find a list of special opportunities for working with FYW in the 2019-2020 academic year.

Questions can be directed to firstyearwriting@uconn.edu.

Conference Planning Committee 2019-2020



UConn Department of English and the First-Year Writing Program’s

Spring 2020 Conference on the Teaching of Writing

We are seeking four outstanding, engaged citizens of UConn’s First-Year Writing Program to become a part of this year’s Conference Planning Committee (CPC) for UConn’s 15th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing. The theme for the conference will be Making Your Course Move, organized around how our courses move, how we move through writing (including how our course moves appear in writing), and how the course moves might help us frame and engage our own courses and classrooms.  You can view information about last year’s conference, UConn’s 14th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing, here.

Work for the Conference will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2020 on UConn’s Hartford campus.  Preparation work for these events will take place from mid-December 2019 (planning meeting) through the Spring 2020 term for 30-40 hours total, depending on position.

In sum:

  • The full CPC will be composed of 9 members: 
    • the Directors of First-Year Writing (Brenda Brueggemann and Lisa Blansett)
    • Coordinator of Second-Language Writing (Oliver Hiob); 
    • Assistant Directors of FYW (Alex Gatten and Reme Bohlin); 
    • and 4 additional CPC  members.
  • Any instructor of FYW, graduate student or adjunct, is eligible to apply.
  • The 4 additional members of the CPC will work approximately 30-40 hours between mid-December 2018  (one 2-hour planning meeting) through Spring 2019 term. Compensation is $750 (equivalent to $25 per hour) for the full term of work, or $1000 for the Director of the CPC.
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Applications should be submitted below.

Application deadline: Monday, October 21st, 12:00 PM (Noon).  

Applications should:

  • Be no longer than one single-spaced page (under 500 words)
  • Highlight the applicant’s interest in the teaching of writing more generally and/or in this year’s specific conference theme (“Making Your Course Move”)
  • Highlight a few of the applicant’s particular skills or strengths according to one of the categories listed below. Please consult the roles given in the linked document below and highlight strengths you feel would fit one of those roles.

For full description of the position and for a description of roles you will need in order to complete your application letter, please see this document.

CPC Application Submission

  • Application letters should be no longer than one single-spaced page (under 500 words). See the call for applications for more details.
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