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Penn State Altoona

Resident Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Writer

The Penn State Altoona English Program is taking applications for a one-semester teaching residency in fiction and creative nonfiction. 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 2013 semester (August 26–December 20). The resident writer will also give a public reading and work informally with our English majors. We are looking for a writer with publications of fiction and creative nonfiction in literary magazines. Emphasis will be placed on the quality of the work submitted. You will be expected to live in the Altoona area during residency for the Fall 2013 semester. Benefits and housing are not included. A Master’s degree in Creative Writing or English is required; an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Creative Writing is preferred. Teaching experience is also preferred. The application must consist of a cover letter; a Curriculum Vitae (including resume, teaching experience, publishing history and one or more letters of recommendation); and a writing sample (one story and one essay and/or a 10-page excerpt from a book-length project).

Applicants should submit their inquiries, applications, and additional materials to:

Emerging Writer Residency
Ms. Erin Murphy
212 Hawthorn Building Pos E-38347
Penn State Altoona
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601-3760

Review of applications will begin April 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. For additional information about Penn State Altoona, please visit our web page at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

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Erin Murphy
Altoona, PA 16601-3760

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