Apply for a Position

Are you a skilled writer? Do you like helping other people learn to write? If so, consider joining the writing center staff. Hourly positions are available for undergraduate and graduate students.

Applications are currently being accepted for the social media/website coordinator position for Spring 2021. All other positions are currently filled, though you are welcome to submit applications for consideration for future openings.

Job Descriptions

Positions currently open

Applicants are asked to submit a:

  • CV/Résumé

  • Academic, research-based writing sample

  • Completed application form (see below)

Please select the application form(s) for the position(s) for which you are applying:

Positions for graduate students

Positions for undergraduate students

If you have questions or would like additional information about applying to work at the Writing Center, please contact the Director, Dr. Jim Purdy, at 412-396-1293 or purdyj at

Completed application materials can be emailed to the Director or dropped off in the Writing Center, 216 College Hall.