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Writer in Residence, Creative Nonfiction

Fordham University

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Writer in Residence, Creative Nonfiction


The Fordham University English department invites applications for a Writer in Residence with a specialization in creative nonfiction. We are particularly interested in candidates with a demonstrated ability to develop and teach courses in multimedia storytelling and public and professional writing.

This is a two year appointment with the expectation, upon review, of an additional three year renewal. Required: MFA or PhD and teaching experience at the college level.

The successful candidate can expect to offer 2/2 teaching load of undergraduate workshops at our Bronx Rose Hill campus and to lead tutorials; to administer university creative writing prizes; to edit a campus literary publication; and to participate actively in the administration of Fordham's growing creative writing program.

Application materials should also address how the candidate's teaching, mentoring, scholarship, and/or community service supports Fordham's commitment to diversity.

Salary range is $60,000-$63,000/year plus benefits included.

Please send a curriculum vitae, a sample of your published creative work, a creative nonfiction writing workshop syllabus, three letters of recommendation and a cover letter detailing your teaching philosophy to Creative Writing Director, Sarah Gambito, via Interfolio.


Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom.

Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.

Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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