Workshop Leader Application

The McGill Writing Centre (MWC) is seeking leaders for workshops to be offered to graduate and postdoctoral students on a range of writing-related topics and scholarly and professional genres. Responsibilities include working with the Graduate Writing Coordinator and other MWC staff to develop and refine workshop content and participating in the staging and running of workshops. Workshops are held throughout the academic year.

Previous workshop offerings: Abstracts, Technical writing, Research protocols, Grantwriting, Thesis/Dissertation proposals, Letters of application ("Job Letters"), Statements of teaching philosophy, Statements of research interests, Outlining, Using narrative in scholarly writing, Physical and mental health relating to academic writing, Overcoming writer's block, Responding to reviewers, Using sound and audio in presentations, Using slideware in presentations (PowerPoint, Prezi, Keynote, etc.), Poster presentations, Editing and revising, Grammar and mechanics.

Qualifications: Ideal candidates will hold 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 workshop leaders with backgrounds in humanities, science and social science fields is sought.

Compensation: $55/hour of preparation and delivery.

To apply, please submit:

  1. A letter of application describing how your education, teaching experience, and talents prepare you to lead workshops. In your letter, please indicate any workshop topics from the previous offerings, or any additional topics, that you are interested in leading.  Proivde a brief description of the workshop topics and the skills that graduate and postdoctoral students would develop by participating in them.
  2. A current CV tailored to this position. On your CV, include the names, professional titles, and contact information of two (2) referees.
  3. A recent 10- to 15-page writing sample (published or unpublished).

Email these three documents to graphos [at]


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