Faculty Application for a Writing Fellow

The following application and submission dates will be updated during the Spring 2012 semester.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Faculty Application for a Writing Fellow
Fall 2011-Spring 2012

Deadline for Submission: May 30, 2011


As an integral part of the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Program at John Jay, 6 CUNY PhD candidates, all of whom are at the dissertation stage, work as Writing Fellows at John Jay each year.  Fellows work directly with faculty and staff from across the college on various undergraduate writing-related projects.  Faculty and staff are invited to apply to work with the fellows, and can request assistance with writing assessment, syllabus and assignment design, and other literacy-related activities.  Fellows are not meant to work directly with students (except as needed to facilitate approved projects), nor are they to act as Teaching Assistants or to work on projects related to John Jay’s graduate programs.  Writing Fellows are, in effect, consultants; they work in partnership with faculty and staff to support undergraduate writing and all that entails. 

Writing Fellows work 15 hours per week during the regular fall and spring semesters.  They are not available to work over winter break, college breaks, or during the summer.  In addition to their work with their faculty partners, Fellows’ hours also include CUNY-wide Writing Across the Curriculum meetings, meetings with John Jay’s WAC Coordinator, and any additional training sessions they may be asked to attend.

If you are interested in applying for a Writing Fellow please submit a proposal that responds to the following:

1. Faculty member(s) submitting proposal
Please include the faculty member(s) name(s), department(s), and contact information (phone extensions and preferred emails):

2. Faculty members with whom Writing Fellows would be working:
(if different from the submitting faculty member)

3. Length of the project:  Fall 2011 and/or Spring 2012 
Please consider the scope of your project and consider asking for assistance during one semester only.

4. Courses, blocks of courses, and/or programs to which Writing Fellows would contribute

5. In one page, please describe the undergraduate writing project you plan to explore and how a Writing Fellow would assist you.  Within this description, please answer the following questions:
a. Will your Writing Fellow assist in a Writing-Intensive initiative? If so, please explain.
b. What writing issues would you like to investigate or what departmental course design would you like to     develop?
c. How do you plan to involve the Writing Fellow(s) in these writing initiatives?
d. Ultimately, what literacy goals would you like to achieve with the support of a Writing Fellow?

Please email your submission by May 30th, 2011 to: tpauliny@jjay.cuny.edu
Tara Pauliny, WAC Coordinator, Assistant Professor of English
Please contact Tara with any questions you have.

Applicants will be notified of the status of their proposals by July 1, 2011.