Part-time (Non-Teaching) -Writing Specialists


Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice. Founded as a teachers college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of more than 10,000 students, offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston.


The Academic Success Center and the Writing Center seek to hire several part-time writing specialists (tutors) pending budgetary approval. Especially desirable are individuals with experience and qualifications to tutor graduate level students on their writing of capstone projects and dissertations in Health and Human Services, Business, and Education. Specialists can work either 1 or 2 credits per semester.


A Master’s degree is required, and a Doctorate is preferred. A solid grasp of the academic writing process, and willingness to support graduate students at all levels in drafting, outlining, composing, researching, revising, citing, and using proper mechanics is required. Copy-editing may be appropriate for students who have attended at least three tutoring sessions. Preferred candidates will also indicate willingness and ability to help students across disciplines, and on-line.


To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, one letter or reference that addresses interactions with students, and an academic writing sample to Dr. Marie McDaniel, Director of the Writing Center (electronically) to by June 15, 2020.