Pennsylvania State University‘s Altoona Campus English Program is taking applications for a one-semester teaching residency in poetry and playwriting/screenwriting. The program is targeted at early career writers, preferably without a published book.
The residency is designed to offer an emerging writer substantial time to write and offers a salary of $10,000 in return for teaching one general education level introduction to creative writing workshop during the Fall 2016 semester (22 August to 16 December).
The resident writer will also give a public reading, visit other creative writing courses and work informally with English major students. The hiring committee is looking for a writer with a history of publication in poetry and staged readings/performances (and/or publications) in playwriting or screenwriting. The successful candidate typically lives in the Altoona area during the residency; benefits and housing are not included.
A Master’s degree in Creative Writing or English is required; an MFA or PhD in Creative Writing is preferred. Teaching experience is also preferred. Review of applications will begin on 1 April 1 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
Penn State’s Altoona Campus is located in Logan Township, Pennsylvania, USA, approximately two hours drive from Pittsburgh. While the campus’s English program is relatively new, it has already had a number of students go on to graduate studies in creative writing, and to publish their prose and poetry in books and magazines. The program also runs its own literary arts magazine, Hard Freight, and hosts a number of high-profile visiting writers each year.
For further information about this position and to apply visit Penn State University’s jobs website.