Kim-Frank Multilingual Writing Fellow

The Wesleyan Writing Center is looking for an enthusiastic, multilingual, graduate to join the us the Kim Frank Multilingual Writing Fellow for 2024-2025 

The focus of this position is to support and encourage the multilingual community at the Wesleyan Writing Center as well as the rest of the campus. This includes a variety of tasks including project management, leading seminars, public relations, creating educational materials, collaborating with other departments, and teaching, which will prepare the fellow for a variety of professional or academic pursuits.

Duties for the Kim Frank Multilingual Writing Fellow fall into four areas: 

  1. Supporting the Writing Center: The fellow will support the Writing Center through tutoring and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, leading training sessions for the writing tutors, analyzing writing center data on multilingual writers, and working closely with the Writing Center faculty and staff. 
  2. Creating events: The fellow will create new events, support existing ones, and promote and support their multilingual events and activities through. As an example, this fellow will create/lead two to three events for both International Education Week and the Power of Language Week, which happen every year.
  3. Collaborating across campus: This fellow will work with other departments, offices, and student groups on projects, events, orientation events, academic sessions, and committees related to internationalizing the campus, multilingualism, intercultural learning, and writing.  
  4. Teaching and creating educational materials: The fellow will lead sessions and teach non-credit or ½ credit courses based on their areas of interest and expertise. This includes working on pre-orientation materials for international students, leading sessions for international graduate students and FLTAs, and training tutors to work with multilingual writers. Other possibilities include public speaking courses and a gamified online academic integrity course.

The Multilingual Writing Fellowship is awarded to a graduating senior at Wesleyan as a post-graduate position. The position is for 37.5 hours per week beginning July 1st of 2024 and ending June 30th of 2025. The fellow will work closely with the Associate Professor of the Practice in TESOL and Education Studies, Beth Hepford. They will also work with the Director and Assistant Director of Academic Writing and the Ford Fellow. 


Recipients of the Kim Frank Multilingual Writing Fellowship receive an hourly wage, health insurance, and access to all staff benefits such as full access to the Wesleyan’s libraries, facilities, and career services

 Our application requests:

  1. A one-page letter of interest explaining how your academic and professional experiences led to your interest and prepared you for this position. Feel free to address how this fellowship will aid in your future plans;
  2. A transcript or academic history showing the courses you’ve taken with the grades you earned;
  3. Proof of multilingual competence or study. This can include classes on your transcript (at least 200 level language class at Wesleyan), proof of citizenship from a non-English speaking country, a certificate of biliteracy or other similar certification of bilingualism, or a testimony from a professor at Wesleyan that speaks your language.  
  4. A resume;
  5. A portfolio of at least three works that represent the writing skillset you would bring to the position. It may include written proposals or papers, technical writing, promotional or social media copy, poetry, fiction writing, etc. At least one piece should demonstrate how you are sensitive to multilingualism and global issues;
  6. The names of two faculty, staff, or Wesleyan community members who can speak to your interpersonal, organizational, and/or academic skillsets. Your references may be contacted if you are a finalist, but no letter of recommendation will be requested.

The Fellow will be selected based on outstanding academic record, exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills, multilingual competency, and interests in teaching and writing. Preference is given to applicants who have held leadership, teaching, or mentoring positions such as, though not limited to, being Writing Tutor or Writing Mentor, tutoring in a Civic Engagement setting with multilinguals, or holding a position showing intercultural sensitivity. Seniors graduating with any major(s) are encouraged to apply. The fellow may be an international student, if their major is related to English, languages, or education

Contact Prof.. Beth Hepford at with any questions. 

How to apply:
Applications will be available on the Wesleyan Career Website shortly. They are due on March 31, 2024 at midnight. You will be contacted the week of April 8th for an interview. It is not necessary to email concerning the receipt of your application or an interview.