Colgate University, Department of English

Position ID:Colgate-Department of English-CWF [#11654]
Position Title: FELLOWS: poetry and fiction
Position Type:Fellowship or award
Position Location:Hamilton, New York 13346, United States [map]
Subject Area: English / Creative Writing
Appl Deadline:2019/02/01help popup** finished (2018/10/01, finished 2019/05/02, listed until 2019/02/15)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Colgate University invites applications for the Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing. Writers of fiction and poetry 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 2019 to early May 2020) at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. The fellows will teach one creative writing course each semester and will give a public reading from the work in progress. The fellowship carries a stipend of $40,500 plus travel expenses; health and life insurance are provided. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities.

Complete applications consist of a cover letter; resume; 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 manuscript pages of prose or 20 single-sided pages of poetry. The writing sample may be a completed work or an excerpt from something larger. 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 highly selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in central New York State. Colgate faculty is committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Further information about the English department can be found at 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 and gender identity and expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
315 228 7262
Colgate University
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346

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