Writing Associate / Center for Writing

Posted On: September 16, 2014

Hours: Part Time


The Center for Writing at The Cooper Union seeks part-time Writing Associate for the Fall 2014 semester. The Center for Writing is a central site of writing, reading and speech pedagogy at the Cooper Union. Writing Associates work in one-on-one sessions with students on a wide range of skills and issues, from developmental and ESL writing concerns to advanced critical and analytical engagement.


  • Advanced degree or work towards an advanced degree in a relevant field
  • Substantive classroom teaching and/or tutoring experience at the post-secondary level
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A solid understanding of writing pedagogy
  • A strong commitment to teaching

This is a unionized position.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an AA/EOE by choice

Submit application to:
Human Resources
30 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Or email to: hr@cooper.edu

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.