(This page is for people interested in convening Peer Writing Groups. Are you interested in applying for membership in a Peer Writing Group?)
The McGill Writing Centre (MWC) is seeking conveners for Peer Writing Groups that will meet throughout the 2019-20 academic year. Responsibilities include fostering a supportive and productive environment where graduate and postdoctoral students can offer and receive critiques of written works-in-progress; facilitating and moderating group discussions; providing regular updates on group activities and progress; attending to logistical and organizational tasks associated with group operations; and providing the Graduate Writing Coordinator with a final report.
Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have completed a graduate degree (PhD preferred), though in exceptional cases, an advanced graduate student may be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with excellent written and oral communication skills, a history of teaching excellence, and a keen understanding of the writing process in and/or beyond their disciplines. Note that a diverse corps of conveners with backgrounds in humanities, science, and social science fields is sought.
Compensation:$1800 for convening one peer writing group of approximately 8 students over the academic year.
To apply, please submit:
- A letter of application describing how your education, teaching experience, and talents prepare you to convene a peer writing group.
- A CV tailored to this position. On your CV, include the names, professional titles, and contact information of two (2) referees.
- A recent 10- to 15-page writing sample (published or unpublished).
Email your documents to graphos [at] mcgill.ca.
Contact graphos [at] mcgill.ca with any questions.