Become a Consultant

A student and writing consultant work together in the Writing Center

Are you interested in joining a committed and engaged community of writers who work to support fellow writers? At the Writing Center, we look for consultants from ALL majors (including STEM majors) who are curious, highly motivated, and eager to learn. We seek to hire as diverse a staff as possible, including students of color, international students, and students of other underrepresented and/or marginalized identities.

Writing Consultants work one-on-one with writers at all levels and from all disciplines, assist with outreach workshops and presentations, and participate in ongoing staff education. The consultant position is a paid position.  We interview and hire consultants at the end of the fall and spring semesters. 

To apply to be a Writing Center Consultant, please submit the application form and supporting documents (instructions are included on the form). In addition, please ask a work supervisor or faculty member to fill out the reference form and return it directly to writingcenter@unl.edu. The full job posting is available on Handshake (search for the Writing Center Consultant position). Make sure to submit all materials to writingcenter@unl.edu rather than Handshake.

Please note that preference in hiring is given to those who have taken or will take English 380: Writing Center Theory, Practice, and Research during their first semester of consulting. English 380 is offered every Fall semester.

Note: if you have not visited the Writing Center before, we strongly encourage making an appointment to discuss a writing project of your own to learn more about how we work. Visit unl.mywconline.com to schedule an appointment.

We are accepting applications until March 1, 2021.

English 380: Writing Center Theory and Practice

Course Description

This course explores theoretical and practical questions around teaching and learning in the writing center, primarily within a one-to-one context. We will investigate the growing field of Writing Center Studies and examine how various theories and pedagogical commitments inform and shape the practice of writing center consulting. This course also involves a substantial research component, inviting you to explore some aspect of writing culture within or beyond UNL and produce original scholarship. You will have the opportunity to observe consultations in the Writing Center, reflect on your own and others’ writing processes and experiences, explore the theoretical foundations of writing center work, and consider how this work relates to social justice. Completing this course makes you eligible for (but does not guarantee) a position as a consultant in the Writing Center.