Baruch College Seeking Consultants for Fall 2016

The Baruch College Writing Center anticipates openings for professional writing consultants to join our vibrant and engaged staff of writers and teachers for the Fall 2016 semester.  The priority deadline for applications is May 16th, with interviews scheduled throughout June.

Consultants provide support for linguistically diverse undergraduate and graduate students at Baruch to improve their writing and English language skills and to become more independent, confident, and versatile writers. Consultants work one-to-one and online with student writers, co-author session records with students, conduct small-group and in-class workshops, lead peer review groups, engage actively in professional development, and participate in pilot programs in collaboration with faculty and other support units of the college.

Our Center continues to grow and develop; in the past year, we’ve launched in-class workshops, peer review groups, and have re-launched our online journal of student writing. We will also continue to engage in staff development programs launched in prior years, including consultant writing groups, practitioner inquiry groups—where consultants collaborate to identify and investigate questions about their students’ learning—and other opportunities for growth. Consultants have the opportunity to take on leadership roles in developing new programs and exploring projects of interest to them.

More information about our program is available here:

Required Qualifications:

  • A graduate degree, or current candidacy with significant work toward degree.  The majority of our consultants hold an M.A., M.F.A, or Ph. D. in Writing, Rhetoric and Composition, TESOL, English, or related field, but we are eager to receive qualified applications from diverse academic backgrounds, especially in business;
  • experience supporting writers from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds;
  • an active writing life;
  • embodiment of and ability to foster the habits of mind that support students’ success, including curiosity, openness, engagement, creativity, persistence, responsibility, flexibility, and metacognition.

Preferred qualifications:

  • writing center experience;
  • classroom teaching experience;
  • experience and training in formal first-year composition or other curriculum-based writing programs;
  • basic familiarity with the scholarship of writing centers, rhetoric and composition, multilingual writers, pedagogy, educational diversity, and/or writing across the curriculum.

It is a goal of our Center to develop and support a diverse consulting staff in order to serve a diverse student body.

Consultants are paid on the CUNY “Non-Teaching Adjunct I” scale, currently $38.91/hr for new hires, and must abide by CUNY workload limits. Appointments are for 8-15 hours per week, dependent on budget, availability, and experience.  Re-appointments are available based on satisfactory performance. Health care benefits are available in the third consecutive semester of 15-hour/week appointments. Appointments will begin late August 2016. More information on the position is available here:

Please electronically submit a C.V., a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and approaches to working with student writers, a separate sheet outlining your availability for the fall semester, and the contact information for three references to:

Keri Bertino

Diana Hamilton
Associate Director

Deepti Dhir
Multilingual Writing Specialist

Please write “Consultant Application” in the subject line.  Note that cover letters are read carefully for evidence of reflection, engagement, and expertise, and will be an important means for selecting candidates for interviews.

No phone calls, please.

My best,
Keri Bertino
Director, Baruch College Writing Center
Co-coordinator, Writing Across the Curriculum Program
Baruch College, CUNY
One Bernard Baruch Way, Box B8-185 | New York, NY 10010

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