Writing Skills Coordinator (Part-time)

The Keough School seeks a part-time writing skills coordinator to support students enrolled in its Master of Global Affairs program. The position will be based in the Keough School but collaborate with the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures and the Writing Center, and is intended to supplement the services available from these programs. The Master of Global Affairs cohort includes students from a wide variety of academic backgrounds, including many for whom English is a second language and/or who are unfamiliar with the conventions of academic writing in the United States.

The writing skills coordinator will offer support primarily through one-on-one consultations with students, which the coordinator will schedule. These will focus on papers provided in advance, and will emphasize editing grammar, structure and style. The coordinator will also lead weekly sessions on the mechanics of writing with particular emphasis on topics such as policy writing, persuasive writing, citation techniques, and plagiarism. The coordinator will occasionally participate in MGA classes, and also consult and coordinate with MGA faculty.

The position is expected to require approximately 20 hours weekly during the academic year.

A bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field is required; a master’s or other graduate degree is preferred. Candidates should have experience editing academic writing in a variety of fields related to global affairs and/or the social sciences and experience working with writers for whom English is a second language, and strong organizational and communication skills.

Experience with policy writing in addition to required experience with academic writing
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