Job Opportunities

Current job opportunities at UBC’s Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Doctoral Writing Consultant

We are seeking to appoint our team of Doctoral Writing Consultants for the winter 2024/2025 term.

The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC) delivers evidence-based writing consultations, workshops, seminars, retreats, and resources to UBC Vancouver community members. We model best practices that support and promote linguistic expression and identity in accord with UBC’s decolonizing, anti-racist, and inclusive Pathway to excellence. Thus, we seek current doctoral students who reflect UBC’s diversity, particularly those who identify as IBPOC, to work as Doctoral Writing Consultants. Last fiscal, CWSC writing consultants delivered ~3300 writing consultations to students (first year undergraduate through doctoral candidacy) at several campus locations and online. 

Writing Consultants provide peer support to students on a wide-range of writing according to established professional and disciplinary practices. The Writing Consultant role includes the following core responsibilities. Please note mandatory dates, days, and times:

  • Work 10 hours per week from September 3, 2024 – April 11 / 18, 2025 (end date TBD).
  • Attend in-person CWSC training and orientation on August 28 and 29, 2024 (12 hours in total).
  • Attend and participate in weekly, one hour, in-person CWSC staff meetings on Thursdays at 10am that focus on evidence-based approaches to writing, and their practical applications.
  • The role may include participating in writing retreats, co-facilitating graduate and postdoctoral writing workshops, and developing writing resources for the CWSC website.

See the full job description and details here.

To apply, please submit the following required materials (Word docs or PDFs; no links) to

  • Cover letter (addressed to Dr. Patty A. Kelly) and CV/Resume
  • Writing sample (e.g., research paper; policy report; published article)
  • Winter official UBC timetable, including registration in the thesis
  • Teaching hours and office hours, if applicable / available

We will move very quickly through the hiring process, including making offers. To secure an interview, apply today.

The position closes June 7, 2024.