Graduate Student Employment Opportunities
FWIS Program Positions
Current Rice PhD candidates may apply to be graduate instructors and writing coaches in the FWIS program. At the time of application writing coaches must be in or beyond their first year of study and graduate instructors must be in or beyond their fourth. Recent Rice PhDs may apply for roles as postdoctoral instructors in the FWIS program. These opportunities provide valuable pedagogical training and opportunities for professional development.
The application deadline to teach in the FWIS program during the 2021-22 academic year is Friday, February 12, 2021. Graduate instructor candidates should electronically submit the application materials to Ms. Armeshia Love, PWC Program Coordinator. Postdoctoral instructors must apply via RICEWorks during the week of January 22, 2021. For more information about the opportunities below, please contact Dr. David Messmer, Director of FWIS.
|Postdoctoral Instructors||Graduate Instructors||Writing Coaches|
|Responsibilities||Design and teach two FWIS courses each semester and work on special projects for the CAPC and PWC. View the 2021 call for postdoctoral instructors.||Design and teach one or two FWIS courses. View the 2021 call for graduate instructors.||Work with students individually to support and address any weaknesses in their academic writing, handle any communication portions of a FWIS, attend class, and assist with classroom activities. View the 2021 call for writing coaches.|
|Eligibility||Open to individuals from any academic discipline who earned a PhD from Rice within the previous two years and have prior teaching experience at a four-year college or university. Experience teaching writing or communication-intensive courses is preferred. This position is designed to support recent Rice graduates while they search for a tenure-track position, so candidates should be active in their search.||Open to individuals from any academic discipline in their fourth year of graduate study or beyond in good academic standing and making progress toward their degree. They must have prior teaching experience at a college or university.||Open to individuals in good academic standing and making progress toward their degree.|
|Term||Full-time, benefits-eligible employment limited to a two-year, nonrenewable contract||One semester||One semester|
|Application Materials & Selection Process||
Application must include cover letter, CV, scholarly writing sample, two letters of recommendation (at least of one of which should address the candidate’s teaching experience and ability). Recommenders should submit letters directly through RICEWorks. In addition, submit Progress Toward Degree form, proposals for two FWIS courses and teaching evaluations (recommended but not required). Please apply for this position through RICEWorks: https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/25464.
Select applicants are interviewed. We evaluate applicants on the quality of their interview and FWIS proposals, teaching record and experience, demonstrated promise for teaching writing, recommendations, and commitment to university- level teaching.
Application must include cover letter, CV, scholarly writing sample, two letters of recommendation (at least of one of which should address the candidate’s teaching experience and ability). Ask recommenders to send letters directly to Armeshia Love at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, submit Progress Toward Degree form, proposals for two FWIS courses and teaching evaluations (recommended but not required).
We evaluate applicants on the quality of their FWIS proposals, teaching record and experience, demonstrated promise for teaching writing, and recommendations.
Application must include cover letter, CV, scholarly writing sample, and one letter of recommendation. Ask recommender to send letter directly to Armeshia Love at email@example.com.
We evaluate applicants on the quality of their teaching experience, promise for teaching writing, and recommendation.
|Training||A required week-long training workshop is facilitated in May every year by the FWIS director with support from the CAPC. A modest stipend is provided.|
|Reporting Structure||Fellows report to the FWIS director and are evaluated through the usual course evaluation process, classroom observation, and interviews with the director.||Instructors report to the FWIS director and are evaluated through the usual course evaluation process, classroom observation, and interviews with the director.||WCs report to the FWIS director and are evaluated via specially designed WC evaluations distributed to FWIS faculty and students.|
|Salary||$35,000 and benefits||$7,500 per FWIS, plus a tuition award for those who are not eligible for a tuition waiver (for the semester in which the FWIS is taught)||Coaches will be paid $16/hour|
|Visa Considerations||Please contact Rice's Office of International Students and Scholars to review your situation.|
Graduate Consultant Positions
Current Rice PhD students and M.Arch students may apply for roles as CAPC communication consultants.
The Center for Academic and Professional Communication is now beginning the graduate consultant hiring cycle for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Our graduate student consultants support a wide range of communication endeavors in all disciplines and at all levels of study (undergrad through post-doc). We also consult on oral and visual projects and presentations. We are especially committed to the professional development of our graduate students and many of the projects that we ask them to support will also benefit them as they enter the job market.
Graduate students who are interested in applying to be a consultant should submit a CV and an academic writing sample (journal article, seminar paper, conference paper) to the CAPC Assistant Director, Dr. Jacob Herrmann, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please also complete a brief questionnaire at:
The materials and questionnaire should be completed not later than Monday, March 8, 2021. Interviews for selected candidates will begin later that week. We expect to conclude the selection process by early April.