Next Deadline for Applications: Friday, April 13, 2018

Apply to be a Peer Writing Tutor!

  • Peer tutors at the MSU Writing Center are successful undergraduate students from a variety of colleges and majors.
  • In collaboration with others, tutors develop their own writing and reading abilities, interpersonal skills, and leadership potential.
  • Peer writing tutors start at $10/hour and usually work 10-20 hours per week.

How do I apply?

  1. You can fill out our online application form here. You will need the following to apply to the writing center:
    • A faculty member to write a recommendation for you
    • your resumé
    • a cover letter explaining why you want to be a writing center tutor
    • a brief writing sample (3-5 pages of your academic writing)
  2. Ask a faculty member to write a brief recommendation in support of your application. If you entered their e-mail address into the online application form, they will receive an e-mail requesting their action, but it is also a good idea to talk to them personally. Faculty members, you can fill out the recommendation form here.
  3. Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the Writing Center as a writer before applying to be a tutor. Come in and find out what we're all about!

We accept applications at any time, but we typically hire twice a year, in April and November

What do Writing Center tutors do?

Peer writing tutors:

  • Meet and work one-on-one and in groups with student writers,
  • Read and respond to student writing from a variety of disciplines,
  • Attend regular tutor training workshops and meetings,
  • Participate in the Writing Center‘s tutor mentorship program,
  • Contribute to the daily operation of the MSU Writing Center,
  • Represent and promote the MSU Writing Center at campus events,
  • Deliver classroom presentations and workshops on writing,
  • Participate in creating writing resources for use by the MSU Writing Center,
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, and
  • Commit to ongoing learning in writing center research, theory, and practice.

Accommodation for Persons with Disabilities: The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the selection process or an employee’s ability to perform the essential functions of the job. If you have such a disability and would like to request an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources office, 920 Technology Blvd. Suite A, MSU, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651.

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Verification of Employment Eligibility: Montana State University employs only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Pursuant to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we require all new employees to submit an Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9) which documents their identity and employment eligibility. The I-9 form must be completed and the appropriate documentation provided within three (3) days of the date employment commences.

Veteran’s Preference: Montana States University complies with the Montana Veteran’s Public Employment Preference Act, Section 39, Chapter 29 MCA, and provides preference in employment to eligible veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives as specified in the Act. Applicants seeking to claim this preference should contact MSU Human Resources, at 994-3651 or access the form at Please note, in order to receive Veterans Preference during the application review process, it is highly recommended that the required forms are included at the time you submit your application materials. Important note: Your preference form is submitted to a different location than your application materials. A DD214 is not a required document.