Becoming a QR Center Employee

Application Information:

If you are interested in becoming a QR Center tutor and/or in working as a Quantitative Reasoning Associate, we will be accepting application for the 2022-2023 academic year until April 1, 2022. Your formal application should be submitted using this Microsoft form. If you would like to see the application questions before submitting, please following this link.

If you are already a QR Center staff member, you do not need to reapply. 

Frequently asked questions about working in the QR Center:

What is the difference between a QR tutor and a QR Associate (QRA)?

  • Tutors work one-on-one with students, usually by appointment, in a variety of QR courses they have taken
  • QRAs work with a faculty member in one specific course to help students. QRAs can hold office hours, conduct review sessions, attend labs, and much more.

What is the time commitment like for students who work in the QR Center?

  • Most students who work in the QR Center are both a tutor and QRA -- see Q1 for more information about the difference between these positions
  • QR tutors work 1.5 hour shifts, and most tutors have one shift per week
  • QRAs work approximately 40 hours per semester (~2-3 hours per week) in the course they are assigned to. Some QR employees are a QRA in more than one course, or more than one section, where each course or section if a 40 hour commitment each semester.

Who should I list as a reference on my application? Do I need to ask for their permission?

  • You should list a Dickinson College faculty or staff member who can speak to your quantitative skills
  • Yes, you should ask the reference person if it is OK to list their name

When will I know if I was selected as a QR staff member? 

  • We will begin reviewing application in early April, conduct interviews throughout April, and decisions will be made by early May