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English & Modern Languages Contact

Department Chair:

Dr. Celia Patterson

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Contact Person:
Shannon Spear

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Phone: 620-235-4689
Fax: 620-235-4686

English Program
434 Grubbs Hall
Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762

Student Employment Opportunities
in the Department of English Office

To check on current availability of the positions below, please contact the Student Employment Office or the Department of English office.

Student Secretary. Position # ENGL 771.
10-20 hours per week as scheduled by the English Department Secretary.  Answers the telephone and directs telephone traffic appropriately. Sorts departmental mail, files and updates records on students and alumni. Processes bulk mailings. Assists with department activities including the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series and the Emmett Memorial Lecture. Must be a dependable full-time PSU student capable of doing accurate work. Must be familiar with PC computers and MS Word 7.0 for Windows, and other MS Office software. English Department Secretary: Shannon Spear.

Computer Lab Technician. Position # ENGL 4148 and 4199.
15-20 hours per week as scheduled by the Computer Lab Coordinator. Assists teachers and students in composition classes on PC computers using MS Word, Internet Explorer and other software. Must be a dependable full-time PSU student with GPA of 3.0 and a grade of B or better in ENGL 101. Knowledge of other MS Office software applications, such as Excel and Powerpoint, desirable as well as an understanding of hardware, such as scanners, projectors, and printers.  Grubbs Hall 101 Computer Lab Coordinator: Dr. Paul “Skip” Morris.

Writing Center Consultant. Position # ENGL 3783.
Five-fifteen hours per week as scheduled by the Writing Center Director.  Supports student writing by working one-on-one with undergraduate and graduate student writers from any major at any stage of the writing process.  Also participates in on-going staff development activities, maintains and assists in developing Writing Center resources, keeps administrative records, and performs other duties as assigned by the Writing Center Directors.  Must be enrolled in at least six credit hours at PSU, have a 3.0 GPA or higher, and demonstrate strong writing and oral communication skills.  Writing Center Directors: Dr. Janet Zepernick and Dr. Donald Judd.

Student Assistant for Writing Across the Curriculum. Position # ENGL 2920.
10 hours a week, flexible times. Provides office support for the Writing Across the Curriculum and Discipline-Based Assessment programs.  Prepares materials for meetings; photocopies, sorts, and organizes documents; communicates with faculty through memos and email; keeps records and maintains program files; organizes, maintains, and searches program data; engages in problem-solving and develops plans for carrying out work assignments; stays on schedule and anticipates future workload based on tasks assigned.  Must be organized and detail-oriented.  Strong computer skills (MS Word and Excel) and good communication skills required.  WAC Directors: Dr. Don Judd and Dr. Janet Zepernick.