Job description

Duties: The Kelly Writers House Post-Baccalaureate Fellow is a year-long position that offers a recent college graduate the opportunity to complete a sustained creative project, while learning about and contributing to the workings of Kelly Writers House, a busy writing-focused learning community.Two-thirds of the Fellow's work will be devoted to a self-directed and self-defined creative project (such as a novel, a series of essays, a book of poems, or a script), with mentorship and guidance from a faculty member associated with Penn's Creative Writing program. The remaining third of the Fellow's work will focus on an area of activity at Writers House aligned with the Fellow's professional goals or learning interests (such as literacy/outreach work, audio/video production, scholarly editing, development, events planning, pedagogy, etc.). During the spring semester, the Fellow will give a public presentation of his/her work-in-progress. The Fellow will also have opportunities to propose and develop public project for the benefit of the Writers House community.

Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania by the start of the position is required. Eligible applicants include current seniors (who will graduate in May 2019) or graduates from 2018 and 2017.

Applicant must submit a portfolio of materials (via Interfolio, including writing sample, statement of purpose, and letters of recommendation, to demonstrate excellent writing ability and readiness to take on a sustained, self-directed creative project. Visit for information about how to submit supplemental materials. Additional requirements:

Reference Number: 04-30342

Salary Grade: 024

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: Kelly Writer's House

Special Requirements:

Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research




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Posted: 12/8/2018
Application Due: 1/10/2019
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