Claridge Writer-in-Residence, Illinios College

22 January 2008

Illinois College. The English Department is now accepting applications for the newly-established Claridge Writer-in-Residence, a one-semester teaching position in Creative Writing, for the fall semester 2008 (August 25-December 12) or spring semester 2009 (January 12-May 15). Primary responsibilities for the position include teaching an introductory-level multiple-genre creative writing class & an advanced writing workshop in a genre of choice. The resident writer will also give two public readings, visit area schools, & work informally with student writers. Beyond these duties, the position is intended to offer a productive writer ample opportunity to write. The ideal candidate for this position is a talented writer with publications in at least two genres, who is also an energetic, experienced teacher of writing. A MFA or PhD in Creative Writing or English is required. The salary for this one-semester teaching residency is $24,000 & partial benefits, including a furnished apartment. The application for the Claridge Writer-in-Residence should consist of a cover letter, a substantial writing sample (a dozen poems or twenty pages of prose from at least two works), a c.v., undergraduate & graduate transcripts, & three letters of recommendation. The application should provide evidence of strong teaching. Send application materials to: Professor Robert Koepp, English Department Chair, c/o Teresa Smith, Senior Administrative Assistant, Office of Academic Affairs, Illinois College, 1101 W. College Avenue, Jacksonville, IL 62650.

The English Department’s review of applications will begin March 1, 2008 & will continue until the position is filled. Illinois College, a private, Phi Beta Kappa, liberal arts college located in Jacksonville, Illinois, is a dynamic academic community committed to teaching, scholarship & close collaboration between faculty & students. EOE.

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