Graduate Instructorships

Instructorship Information

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.

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General Overview

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 cla

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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.

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Students applying for an instructorship position must have the following qualifications in order to be considered:

Acceptance in a graduate program at BYU

Good writing skills

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Hiring Procedures

Hiring for the new school year, Fall and Winter semesters, takes place in Winter semester.

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Other Useful Experience

Teaching writing or other professional teaching

Tutoring in Reading/Writing Center or literacy programs or Writing Fellow program

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Requirements and Other Information

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)

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Jennifer Lindsey

Program Assistant

4110 JFSB

Provo , Utah , 84602

(801) 422-3565 Fax (801) 422-8910

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