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Residency: Claridge Writer-in-Residence

25 February 2010
Residency: Claridge Writer-in-Residence
Claridge Writer-in-Residence: The Illinois College English Department is now accepting applications for the position of Claridge Writer-in-Residence, a one-semester teaching position in Creative Writing, for the spring semester of 2011 (January 10-May 15).

The primary responsibilities for the position include teaching an introductory-level multiple-genre creative writing class and an advanced writing workshop in a genre of choice. The resident writer will also give two public readings, visit area schools, and work informally with student writers. Beyond these duties, the position is intended to offer a productive writer substantial time 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 Ph.D. in Creative Writing or English is required. The salary for this teaching residency is $24,000 and 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 curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation. The application should provide evidence of strong teaching. Send these materials to: Ms. Elise Meyer and Dr. Robert Koepp, Chair, English Department, Illinois College, Office of Academic Affairs, 1101 W. College Avenue, Jacksonville, IL 62650. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled.

Illinois College (founded in 1829), is a dynamic private, Phi Beta Kappa, liberal arts college located in Jacksonville (West Central), Illinois. We are a faculty committed to teaching and scholarship.

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