Great opportunity for MFA graduates

Graduating? If you’re willing to move to Iowa and want to teach, here is a fantastic fellowship opportunity.-

Robert P. Dana Emerging Writer Fellowship at the Center for the Literary Arts, Cornell College

Cornell College, a private undergraduate liberal arts college, invites applications for a two-year fellowship appointment.  The fellowship is a half-time varied-hours position to be held over the nine months of each academic year. Responsibilities include helping administer the Center for the Literary Arts, helping run the Visiting Writers Series, assisting with the publishing of Open Field, the college’s long-running literary journal, public readings, and teaching two courses, typically a combination of an Introduction to Creative Writing and a First Year Writing course. MFA in Creative Writing or Ph. D. with creative writing dissertation, some teaching or administrative experience, and publication in literary journals required; experience with a letterpress printing press desirable. The fellowship offers an annual salary of $25,000 and benefits, including an affordable on-campus housing option.  Appointment to begin in August 2017.

Cornell College has attracted national attention for its distinctive academic calendar under which faculty teach and students take one course at a time in month-long segments. The College is committed to excellence in teaching and encourages interdisciplinary interests among its faculty.  The Department seeks individuals who are committed to building a creative, dynamic and diverse workplace that celebrates the uniqueness of our faculty, staff and students.

Letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, ten pages of recent creative work, statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contacts for two references should be submitted. Formal consideration of applications will begin February 1st and will continue until position is filled. The statement of teaching philosophy should address the candidate’s commitment to teaching a diverse student population.

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About Sandy Barron

Author of The Heiress of Water (HarperCollins, 2006) and Stay With Me (Harper, 2010)
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