Muir College Writing Program

Teaching for the Muir College Writing Program

The Muir College Writing Program is a sequence of courses in critical thinking and the writing of analytical prose. During these courses, students must advance beyond the basic competency expected at entrance to understand and write discourse acceptable at the university level. Even when faced with challenging topics, students must demonstrate the ability to comprehend texts at more than a cursory level; their writing must exhibit focused theses, systematic methods of analysis and argumentation, awareness of the needs of their audience, strong organization and development, clear presentation of ideas, appropriate syntax and diction, and needless to say, correct grammar and usage.

All MCWP courses meet twice a week, Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. MCWP 40 and 50 sections are 15 students each and MCWP 125 sections have 20 students. We generally hire TAs in early May for the following academic year.

For TA applications, see Colleges TA recruitment page. Please review the different college pages and choose your order of preference carefully. The order that you

For lecturer applications, see MCWP lecturer recruitment page.

We occasionally hire experienced instructors to be Non-Student Tutors (same job responsibilities as a TA). This generally happens in early September for the following academic year. For more information, please email muirwriting@ucsd.edu.