Colgate University, Department of English

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Position ID:Colgate-Department of English-CWF [#20485]
Position Title: Creative Writing Fellows in Poetry & Fiction
Position Type:Fellowship or award
Position Location:Hamilton, New York 13346, United States [map]
Subject Area: English / Creative Writing
Appl Deadline:2022/02/15 11:59PMhelp popup** (posted 2021/11/12, updated 2021/11/11, listed until 2022/02/15)
Position Description:    

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Colgate University invites applications for the Olive B. O'Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing. This year we invite applications for one fellowship in poetry and one in fiction. Writers 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 2022 to end of May 2023) at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. The fellows are responsible for teaching one creative writing course each semester and will give a public reading from the work in progress. The fellowship carries a stipend of $42,745 plus travel expenses; health and life insurance are also provided. Complete applications, due by February 15, 2022, consist of a cover letter; CV; three letters of recommendation, at least one of which should address the candidate's abilities as a teacher; 20 single-spaced pages of poetry or a maximum of 30 double-spaced manuscript pages of prose. The writing sample may be a completed work or an excerpt from something larger. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. 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 vibrant and leading liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in central New York State. The 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 Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Complete applications must be submitted through

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