How to Apply

We look for new tutors and mentors to join our writing community each year. Applicants are hired each Spring to begin work the following Fall semester (unless you plan to study abroad in the Fall). Applicants should feel comfortable discussing writing at all stages -- from brainstorming, to drafting, to revising, to editing. We are looking for applicants who are active learners and have a clear sense of their own process as thinkers and writers. Applicants should show strong writing skills along with a passion for working with other students.

If you have worked for us before and would like to return, we would love to have you! If it has been less than two semesters since you held a position in the Writing Workshop, please contact Ford Fellow Naomi Glascock at If it has been two or more semesters since you last worked for us, please fill out a new application below.

The application form for 2021-2022 will be updated in February 2021. Check back later. 

A complete application includes:

  • JOB RANKING: You will be asked to indicate what job positions you would like to be hired for. While we will do our best to honor your preferences, we cannot guarantee that a new employee will receive their first choice position. Before filling out your application, please read the job descriptions here.
  • REFERENCES: You will be asked to list the names of 2 faculty or staff members who can comment on your writing and academic ability. No letters are required now. We will get in touch with your references if we need information.
  • TRANSCRIPT: You will be asked to upload your most recent academic transcript. You are welcome to obtain an official transcript from the University, but a screenshot of your unofficial transcript is acceptable. You can find your unofficial transcript by navigating to your “Academic History” through your WesPortal.
  • WRITING SAMPLE: You will be asked to upload one separate writing samples. We prefer strongly to see writing samples with grades and professor feedback, but your proudest ungraded material is acceptable as well.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Ford Fellow Naomi Glascock at There is no need to email the Ford Fellow to confirm the receipt of your application or inquire about receiving an interview.