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Jennifer Jahrling Forese Writer-in-Residence in Narrative Nonfiction (Spring 2025)

Colby College
Waterville, Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 12, 2024

Job Details


Colby College’s Creative Writing Program is accepting applications for a Narrative Nonfiction writer for the Spring 2025 Jennifer Jahrling Forese Residency.

Colby College’s Jennifer Jahrling Forese Residency is a semester-long opportunity for a writer to work on a new project while contributing to Colby’s thriving literary community. The Program is seeking a narrative nonfiction writer for Spring 2025. We encourage writers working in various narrative nonfiction forms—longform journalism, essays, digital storytelling, autotheory, etc.—to apply.

Duties include teaching one class designed by the resident(s) in consultation with Program faculty; giving one public presentation of work-in-progress and one public lecture or workshop to a general audience; scheduling office hours; working with selected students one-on-one; and interacting with the broader Waterville community. In addition to a generous honorarium, Colby provides the writer-in-residence with housing in downtown Waterville and a stipend for expenses.


An MFA, terminal degree in a related field, or professional experience equivalent to a terminal degree; at least one published book or significant publication record; and experience teaching at the undergraduate level. We are committed to actively building a workplace that benefits from authentically multicultural, multiethnic, multiclass, and gender-inclusive approaches to teaching and learning. Candidates from historically marginalized communities and backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, detailed description of the proposed undergraduate course, a writing sample of no more than twenty pages, and two confidential letters of reference. Materials can be posted to Interfolio:

Deadline: March 30, 2024

Address inquiries about the Jennifer Jahrling Forese Writer-in Residence program to the Creative Writing Program Director, Professor Adrian Blevins

Application Process
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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status, parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal arts college and the law.


Colby College

Founded in 1813, Colby College is the 12th oldest liberal arts college in the United States.

Distinctive in its offerings, Colby provides an intimate, undergraduate-focused learning environment with a breadth of programs presenting students and faculty with unparalleled opportunities. A vibrant and fully integrated academic, residential, and cocurricular experience is sustained by a diverse and supportive community. Located in Waterville, Maine, Colby is a global institution with students representing nearly every U.S. state and approximately 70 countries.

Colby’s model provides the scale and impact of larger universities coupled with intensive learning in a community committed to scholarship and discovery, multidisciplinary approaches to integrated learning, study in the liberal arts, and leading-edge programs addressing the world’s most complex challenges. Its network of partnerships with prestigious cultural, research, medical, and business institutions extends educational and scholarly collaborations, providing students with unmatched experiences leading to postgraduate success.

The College’s wide variety of programs and labs provides students and the community access to unique experiences: the Colby College Museum of Art, the finest college art museum in the country, and the Lunder Institute for American Art have made the College a nationally and internationally recognized center for art scholarship; DavisConnects prepares students for lifelong success by combining a forward-thinking liberal arts education with extensive internship, research, and global opportunities for all students regardless of their personal networks and financial circumstances; and the 350,000-square-foot Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center, is the most advanced and comprehensive NCAA D-III facility in the country. In fall 2021, Colby opened the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence, the first such institute at a liberal arts college. Colby’s new Island Campus, consisting of Allen and Benner islands, gives Colby a significant presence on the coast of Maine for a wide range of academic programs and activities and undisturbed environments ideal for conducting interdisciplinary experiences.

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