Each spring, the College Writing Program hires WAs for the following fall semester. This is the only time of year CWP accepts WA applications.

Candidates must be on campus when interviews are scheduled in late March or early AprilĀ (sorry, we cannot interview candidates who are studying abroad in the spring). Once hired, WAs must be able to begin work in the fall, starting with a mandatory orientation program the day before classes begin.

WA assignments are for one semester only (mostly fall). However, WAs who perform satisfactorily and remain in good standing with CWP may remain on our roster until they graduate and will receive first consideration for any available assignments.

If you enjoy writing, talking about writing, and helping other writers, then you should apply to be a WA. We accept majors from any department. Applicants with significant course work in biology, psychology, economics, or engineering are welcome.

As a WA, you will spend an average of six hours a week (some weeks will be much busier) helping students from a variety of departments with their writing assignments. You will also attend workshops and weekly staff meetings. WAs are paid a fixed stipend per semester.


  • Responsibility
  • Discipline
  • Patience
  • The ability to communicate well in writing and in conversation
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0

Applications for Fall 2018 Positions: Please click here to submit an online application for Fall 2018. The deadline for applications is Monday, March 19.

Bianca Falbo

Director, CWP. Associate Professor, English. 304 Pardee Hall, x5243.

Tim Laquintano

Assistant Director, CWP. Assistant Professor, English. 305 Pardee Hall, X5236.

J. Christian Tatu

Coordinator, CWP. 319A Pardee Hall, x 5233