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Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing nonfiction

Employer
Colgate University
Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Oct 4, 2023

Job Details



Colgate University invites applications for the Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing. This year we invite applications for a fellowship in nonfiction. Writers 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 2024 to early May 2025) at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. The fellows will teach one multigenre creative writing course each semester and will give a public reading from the work in progress. The fellowship carries a stipend of $55,500 plus travel expenses; health and life insurance are provided.

Complete applications, due by January 5, 2024, consist of a cover letter; CV; 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 pages of prose. The writing sample may be a completed work or an excerpt from something larger. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. All applications should speak directly to the candidate's ability to work effectively with students across a wide range of identities and backgrounds.

Colgate is a vibrant and leading liberal arts university of 3200 students situated in central New York State. The Colgate faculty is committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Learn more about the English department .

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at Upstate NY HERC Jobs .

Salary Range or Pay Grade

55,500

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Policy Statement

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, gender identity or expression, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Company

Colgate University

Colgate is a distinctive, leading American university known for its intellectual rigor, world-class professors, campus of stunning beauty, and alumni famously loyal to their alma mater.

Time and time again, the world has shown an urgent need for citizens with the ability to create, explore, examine, and connect human knowledge. Colgate University has been answering that call through centuries of academic rigor in the liberal arts tradition.

Colgate attracts world-renowned faculty in a breadth of subject matters as well as innovative leaders in higher-ed administration, all dedicated to building on an educational tradition that has prepared generations of Colgate graduates for success. 

Colgate is deeply invested in employees’ success, and we all work together to ensure that students receive the premier education that is at the University’s core.

The Colgate campus, ranked as one of the most beautiful in the nation, is a place where students develop lifelong bonds with each other, faculty, and staff.

Colgate is located in the village of Hamilton, a community of about 3,800 residents who enjoy downtown’s art galleries and restaurants and who take pride in the many historic homes and public buildings.

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