Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing

Location
Hamilton, New York
Posted
Oct 09, 2017
Position Type
Postdoc
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of English at Colgate University invites applications for the Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing. Writers of nonfiction and fiction who have recently completed an MFA, MA, or PhD in creative writing, and who need a year to complete their first book, are encouraged to apply. The selected writers will spend the academic year (late August 2018 to early May 2019) at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. The fellows will teach one creative writing course each semester and will give a public reading from the work in progress. The fellowship carries a stipend of $40,500 plus travel expenses; health and life insurance are provided. Complete applications (deadline February 1, 2018) consist of a cover letter; resume; three letters of recommendation, at least one of which should address the candidate's abilities as a teacher; and a maximum of 30 double-spaced manuscript pages of prose. The writing sample may be a completed work or an excerpt from something larger. Complete applications must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9538.  Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in central New York state.  Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship.  Further information about the English department can be found at http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/english.  It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law.  Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.