Graduate Writing Fellows Program
Dougherty Family College
University of St. Thomas

The English Graduate Program is proud to offer two graduate writing fellowships.

Each Graduate Writing Fellow (GWF) will provide support a faculty instructor who is assigned to teach core courses in the Dougherty Family College. The GWF will attend all class sessions; help grade informal and formal writing assignments; update/coordinate Blackboard and other forms of course record-keeping; lead class activities or discussions on select topics; and mentor students individually and in small groups. They will also work in the Scholars Resource Center as a writing tutor.

Each Graduate Writing Fellow will receive a tuition waiver and a stipend of $5,000 per year.* In order to maintain eligibility, the GWF must take 5 courses/year during the term of the fellowship (including summer, if desired). The GWF must also maintain a GPA of 3.5 in graduate course work in order to remain in the position. The GWF will work at the Dougherty Family College (Minneapolis Campus) for 15 hours per week. They must also enroll in Teaching College English (GENG 507) during spring semester 2018.

Graduate Writing Fellow positions will be awarded to current or new MA English students. Successful applicants will have (1) an outstanding record of achievement in their undergraduate coursework and (2) experience teaching, mentoring, or otherwise working with students from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups.

To Apply: Submit a two-page essay describing why you wish to be considered for one of these positions. Your narrative should include discussion of your relevant experience teaching, mentoring, or otherwise working with high school or undergraduate students from diverse populations or from under-represented groups. Applicants should submit the essay to Soren Hoeger-Lerdal by March 1, 2019

*Stipend is per hour and paid on the St. Thomas payroll calendar.