Job Opportunities

Tutoring Writing

All tutors earn an hourly wage at a rate determined by New York State and Cornell University or by Federal Work Study appointments.

Cornell Writing Centers

Undergraduate and graduate students can work up to 12 hours per week in one of our 6 campus locations to support all writers at any stage of the drafting process on ANY type of academic, professional, and public writing project. Apply to be a Cornell Writing Centers Tutor

Knight Writers Mentor Program

Undergraduate and graduate students can work up to 6 hours per week to support writers enrolled in First-Year Writing Seminars or other writing-intensive courses, and students students working on substantial writing projects, like honors theses. Writing mentors meet with assigned students for one or two hours each week for the duration of a semester or year to develop effective and sustainable writing habits and strategies. Apply to be a Knight Writing Mentor

Graduate Writing Service

Graduate students can work up to 12 hours per week to support other graduate students, postdocs, and faculty as they develop and refine scholarly, professional, and pedagogical materials. Apply to be a Graduate Writing Service Tutor

Health Professions Applications Tutoring

Health career applications tutors work during the summer months with Cornell students and alum who are preparing applications to medical and dental school. Tutors must be available some weekdays (evenings and weekends optional) to work with writers to refine and develop strategies for drafting and revising personal statements and supplemental essays. Apply to be a Health Professions Applications Tutor

Knight Institute Summer Training Program

Graduate students who have taught or are preparing to teach First-Year Writing Seminars work 8-10 hours a week as tutors during the 6-week summer session under the mentorship of Dr. Kate Navickas, the Writing Center Director. The internship includes both tutoring writing and reflecting on and learning about writing pedagogy, practice and classroom applications. Learn more about the Knight Institute Summer Training Program 

Teaching Writing

First-Year Writing Seminar Graduate Student Instructor

Graduate students in any program or department can apply to be the instructor of record of a First-Year Writing Seminar. 

"Teaching Writing" Co-Facilitator

Every summer and fall, the Knight Institute offers a 6-week training course for graduate students preparing to teach First-Year Writing Seminars. Current graduate student instructors can work as teaching assistants. Apply to be a WRIT 7100 "Teaching Writing" Co-Faciliatator

Knight Institute Temporary Lectureship

Former FWS Graduate Instructors teach alternate route First-Year Writing Seminars in our Writing Workshop. Learn more here about the Knight Institute Temporary Lectureship

Writing Specialist (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer)

The John S. Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines seeks a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (rank will commensurate with experience) to join our highly collaborative and congenial environment. Knight faculty—renewable, non-tenure-track Lecturers—teach writing seminars, assist students in our Writing Workshop, and contribute to the Knight Institute’s mission of supporting diverse writers and teachers of writing at Cornell University. Cornell’s founding principle is “any person, any study.” Learn more here about applying for the Writing Specialist position