Acceptance in the English graduate program is not a guarantee of a teaching position, but the information below will help improve your chances. A few graduate students from other disciplines are also invited to apply.
The Office of University Writing employs approximately 60 graduate students Fall and Winter semesters to teach Writing 150. Approximately 30 of these are new hires. A few second-year students who have completed an internship may have the opportunity to teach an Advanced Writing class.
What does a graduate instructor do?
Instructors are solely responsible for class instruction, assigning and correcting papers, giving quizzes and exams, and giving a grade for the class at the end of the semester.
- Acceptance in a graduate program at BYU
- Good writing skills
Other Useful Experience
- Teaching writing or other professional teaching
- Tutoring in Reading/Writing Center or literacy programs or Writing Fellow program
- Editing (including internship or classes)
- Attend week-long August Workshop
- Attend Weekly Instructor Meetings (Fall and Winter semesters--Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.)
- Enroll in English 610 (Fall semester only)
- Observe BYU Honor Code and dress and grooming standards
- Hiring for the new school year, Fall and Winter semesters, takes place in Winter semester.
- Students who are accepted in the English master's program will automatically receive a letter with an application form, usually about the end of March. See application instructions for more information.
- Students who are already in BYU graduate programs from other disciplines, can pick up an application form from 4110 JFSB at the end of March or print out the PDF application for non-English majors.
- The Composition office will conduct an 15-minute interview. Interviewing begins about the end of March. You will be notified of the results of this interview in May.
- Successful applicants will be notified of their teaching assignment for Fall semester in June or July.
For further information on pay scale, time commitment, etc. see information.
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