George Washington University, Department of English

2022-2023 Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington

For appointment beginning in the fall of 2022, we seek a writer of fiction to teach two semesters at the George Washington University as the Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington. The successful candidate will teach a small community workshop in fiction, each semester for members of the metropolitan Washington area. No tuition is charged for these workshops, which are not open to University students. The successful candidate will also teach two classes, one each semester, for students at the George Washington University. This nine-month position is funded by an endowment from the Jenny McKean Moore Fund for Writers. The late Jenny McKean Moore, who had been a playwriting student at the George Washington University, left in trust a fund to encourage creative writing, and the trustees of the Fund helped design the program. The position is intended to serve as a fellowship for the visiting writers, since it involves only a moderate teaching load. The program's location at a university in the center of Washington should offer additional attractions for the writer. The fellow should reside in the Washington area while the University is in session, late August through early May.  The salary includes a full benefits package.

Basic Qualifications: The writer must have significant publications (including a book of fiction published by a well-regarded press) and experience teaching, though not necessarily in a conventional academic setting. The writer need not have conventional academic credentials. 

Application Procedure: To be considered, complete an online faculty application at [https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/86699] and upload a cover letter, a 20-30 page writing sample, a resume that includes a full list of publications, and the names of at least three references. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on November 2, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening. The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis as prohibited by applicable law.

 

Contact Information

Amanda Rollins, Sr. Academic Department Administrator
Department of English
801 22nd Street NW
PHIL 643
Washington
DC
20052
Contact Phone: 
(202) 994-7079
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