Employment Opportunities

The Marshall University Writing Center maintains a staff of 15-20 graduate and undergraduate students from across disciplines, and receives occasional supplemental support from English department instructors. If you are interested in becoming a part of the staff, please see the information below.

Incoming English graduate students may be eligible for a graduate assistantship, which includes a small stipend and tuition benefit. For more information, please contact the English Department’s Director of Graduate Studies at tigchelaar@marshall.edu

Remaining positions are filled by graduate and undergraduate students from any major who have strong communication skills and an interest in tutoring in academic writing.These students are paid hourly. Applications will be accepted from June 15 to July 15 of each academic year. Applicants will be notified of hiring decisions by August 1. Interested students should read over the following requirements and submit application materials (links to materials found at bottom of page) to writing@marshall.edu. Please be sure to submit using your Marshall email address; incoming email from other addresses is often marked as spam.

Students interested in these position must meet the following requirements:

  1. Student must have completed at least 30 credit hours at the start of work at the Writing Center.
  2. Student must have successfully completed ENG 201 (or its equivalent) with a grade of B or higher at the start of work at the Writing Center.
  3. Student must maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.0 while working at the Writing Center.

Preference will be given to students who enroll in the fall section of ENG 460: Composition and Writing Center Theory (Fall 2019 CRN: 2142, 4 credit hours). Students must complete one hour per week of unpaid tutoring service as part of the course for ENG 460. Tutors who do not enroll in this course can work no more than 3 hours per week. Students must successfully complete ENG 460 with a grade of B or higher to continue working at the Writing Center.

Application materials:

1. Writing Center Tutor Application (Word .docx)

2. Writing Center Recommendation Form (Word .docx)


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Spring 2021
January 25th through April 30th

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Please note: we will not be providing walk-in services this semester. Students must make appointments prior to attending face-to-face Writing Center sessions. Social distancing should be maintained and masks should be worn during sessions.


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