Position Numbers 00053304 and 00053305.
The English Department at Southern Methodist University is happy
to announce the inaugural Hughes Fellowships in Creative
Writing for the 2022–2023 academic year. SMU will award two
fellowships, one in poetry and one in prose (fiction or creative
nonfiction). Each fellowship will provide two years of support.
Fellows will be expected to make significant progress on a major
project, to teach one course in creative writing per semester, and
to engage in the intellectual and creative life of the department
and the larger Dallas literary community. This engagement will
include one major presentation per year: a public reading of the
fellow’s own work in the first year and, in the second year, a
conversation with an established writer about their creative
practice. Fellows should also be available to mentor undergraduates
on an informal basis.
Annual compensation is $50,000 with full benefits. During the
academic year, each Hughes Fellow will be expected to live in the
Dallas area and hold no other professional or academic obligations.
Only writers who have completed within the past five years—or are
scheduled to complete by August 2022—an MFA or PhD in creative
writing are eligible. A publishing record in nationally relevant
periodicals is desirable but not required. As the Hughes
Fellowships are meant to support emerging writers, applicants with
second books in print or under contract will not be considered.
To ensure full consideration for the 2022–2023 Hughes
Fellowships, the application must be received by February 9, 2022.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a writing sample
(maximum twenty-five pages of prose, fifteen pages of poetry), and
two letters of recommendation at http://apply.interfolio.com/100017.
The cover letter should address what the applicant hopes to
accomplish as a writer during the period of the fellowship at
SMU. Questions about the position may be directed to the chair
of the search committee, Richard Hermes (email@example.com). Hiring is contingent
upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.
SMU is an inclusive community of teachers and scholars. We seek
bold, curious, and creative faculty to position our students for
success. We offer the rare confluence of a comprehensive global
research institution and a close-knit intellectual enterprise in
the liberal arts tradition. Like our hometown of Dallas, our campus
is vibrant. Here, innovative thinkers conduct research that has
lasting impact and transform big ideas into new products, inventive
technology and world-changing solutions. Our welcoming learning
community of faculty and nearly 12,000 students in seven schools
embraces a world of people and ideas. To learn more about the rich
cultural environment of SMU, please see: https://www.smu.edu/
SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the
basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age,
disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual
orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive
Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated
to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be
reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz
Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a