Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) is dedicated to fulfilling Georgetown University's mission of promoting intellectual, ethical and spiritual understanding through serious and sustained discourse among people of different faiths, cultures, and beliefs. Embodying this spirit of the University, Georgetown's Qatar campus undertakes education, research, and service in order to advance knowledge and provide students and the community with a holistic educational experience that produces global citizens committed to the service of humankind. We demonstrate the values of Georgetown University; seek to build upon the world-class reputation of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service; and work with our partner, Qatar Foundation, in its endeavors to achieve the Qatar National Vision 2030.
The Office of Academic Services is looking for collaborative and inclusive colleagues to join our academic support team in the roles of Economics Specialist, Writing Specialist, and Accessibility Specialist in support of Georgetown University in Qatar's (GU-Q's) diverse and ambitious undergraduate learners.
The Office of Academic Services (OAS) is a dynamic academic support unit providing a variety of programs and services to enhance learning for all students at GU-Q. OAS offers individual and group tutoring in academic reading and writing across the disciplines; Arabic as a heritage or foreign language; French as foreign language; and economics. In addition, OAS leads a variety of workshops and programs throughout the year to help students develop their academic skills and aspire to excellence.
OAS is currently seeking a part-time Writing Specialist who will support the development of students' academic writing skills. The position will work primarily with students on their course assignments in the humanities and social sciences via one-on-one tutoring.
This is a term, part-time position scheduled to work 20 hours per week throughout the academic year. The incumbent will be expected to start in January, 2022 and the appointment will be subject to renewal for the next academic year.
As this position is based in Doha, Qatar and offers no relocation assistance, GU-Q is looking for locally based candidates only. This is a non-sponsored position that requires all applicants to already have the necessary sponsorship to live and work in Qatar.
Responsibilitiesinclude but are not limited to:
Provide individual tutoring to students working on documents at various stages of the writing process.
Work with Coordinator to deliver training to student tutors on the fundamentals of writing center tutoring and provide ongoing feedback that supports their professional development.
Locate and/or create support materials such as citation guides, handouts, videos, and/or presentations for use in tutoring sessions, workshops, and online.
Assist Coordinator with regular operations such as scheduling and advertising as well as special projects.
Contribute to the strategic planning of OAS to support student success.
Master's degree preferred, in English, Composition, Rhetoric, Communication Studies, Education, TESOL, or related field with an emphasis in writing
A minimum of two years' experience teaching writing or working in a writing center at a postsecondary institution;
Experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse writers;
Excellent research, writing, citing, and editing skills;
Experience providing academic assistance in study skills and effective learning strategies;
Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively.
TESL/TESOL/CELTA or equivalent is an asset
Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The review of applications will begin on October 4, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
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