CAS Core Curriculum Junior and Senior Core Writing Fellow Positions:

Application Information for AY2022-23

The CAS Core Curriculum invites applications for GRS doctoral students who are enthusiastic about supporting writing instruction in our first- and second-year humanities sequences. Core is a learning community that offers interdisciplinary study of transformative pre-modern and modern texts and ideas in small-class discussion seminars. Faculty come from almost every department in the College of Arts and Sciences and are enthusiastic about helping undergraduates engage with enduring questions through conversation and in writing.

Up to eight Junior Fellows: GRS doctoral students entering year 2 through 5;
Up to four Senior Fellows: GRS doctoral students entering year 6 or 7.

Terms: Junior and Senior WFs receive a regular stipend ($12,260.50/semester in AY21-22), basic health insurance coverage, and continuing student fees. It is expected that the Core WF will serve during the entire AY2022-23, although in some special cases, candidates may be fellows in Fall 2022 only. All WFs will receive training and skills development for the responsibilities listed below. Attendance at all training events, including a pre-Fall semester orientation typically held in late August, is mandatory. Eligible students can apply as many times as they would like, but can only complete the fellowship two times. If a student receives a competitive, application-based fellowship of an equivalent to the standard GRS fellowship amount during their five years of GRS funding, their GRS funding will be delayed until after their fifth year for the equivalent amount of time as their non-GRS fellowship, up to one year.

Responsibilities: Core Writing Fellows help first and second-year undergraduates bring the analysis and argument skills practiced in Core seminar discussions to the page. Fellows are assigned to individual seminar sections led by faculty with around 16 students each. In addition to one-on-one tutoring (8 hours a week), the WF will design and run writing workshops on a range of topics, from thesis development, to grammar and mechanics to using citations. WFs will work closely with their assigned Core faculty members, and are expected to complete all course readings, attend weekly lectures, and participate in training activities developed by the Core Writing Coordinator. In addition, all WFs may be required to attend other events, such as orientation sessions and faculty meetings. Experience in tutoring or teaching writing is preferred; enthusiasm for working with undergraduates is essential.

Core Courses requiring Writing Fellows include:

– CC101: Ancient Worlds
– CC201: Renaissance, Reformation & Rediscovery

– CC102: Antiquity & the Medieval World

We will be holding an information session on Zoom 2/4/22 from 4-5 PM, Meeting ID 965 133 2898. For more information, email Core Director Kyna Hamill via or

Applications will be accepted between November 1, 2021-February 18, 2022. To apply, please email Maria Gapotchenko, Core Writing Coordinator, at with a detailed cover letter explaining your interest in the position, a 10-15-page writing sample, and a CV. Interviews will be held in late February and offers made by 3/15/22.

(The information on this page is current as of 12.7.21)

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