John Carroll University

Post-Graduate Fellowship In Creative Writing


The department of English at John Carroll University invites applications for a one-year Hopkins Post-Graduate Fellowship in Creative Writing (prose), starting in Fall 2022. The Fellowship may be renewed for up to three years. The teaching load will be four courses (2-2) during the academic year, with additional expectations outlined below.

The primary teaching duties of the successful candidate will be fiction writing, with secondary fields in non-fiction, social justice and anti-racist writing, professional writing, and digital storytelling. Interest or experience in running workshops for the incarcerated welcomed. The ideal candidate will have an established record of publication; be working to complete a book-length project; and have enthusiasm for teaching both introductory and advanced creative workshops as well as writing courses in their area of interest.

We anticipate that a 2-2 teaching load would allow the fellow time to finish polishing the manuscript and to contribute to the intellectual life of the department and the University. The candidate will offer one public reading per year as part of our Creative Writers Series in addition to outreach to the University and the wider community, most likely in the form of workshops.


An M.F.A. or Ph.D in Creative Writing completed in the past five years is required. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education in a liberal arts environment.

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Prior teaching experience is desirable. Knowledge of and experience with innovative workshop pedagogy as well as course-level assessment of learning outcomes will be an advantage.



John Carroll University is a private, co-educational, Jesuit Catholic University founded in 1886 and dedicated to developing women and men with the knowledge and character to lead and to serve. The University is located in University Heights, Ohio, an attractive residential suburb 10 miles east of downtown Cleveland. John Carroll University is one of 27 Jesuit universities in the United States and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s top ten rankings of Midwest regional universities for more than 25 consecutive years.


Applicants are required to submit all materials electronically by March 15, 2022. At  The required materials are:

  • Cover letter that addresses the candidate’s contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion work in prior professional settings
  • CV
  • Contact Information for at least three references
  • Unofficial copies of all university transcripts
  • A writing sample
  • A description of the project in progress
  • Sample syllabi

All should be submitted under the “Portfolio” document heading. The electronic application site has a link for the submission of confidential letters of recommendation. Questions about the department, program, or fellowship should be directed to Dr. Maryclaire Moroney, English Department Chair, at or (216) 397-6674.

Contact Information

Dr. Maryclaire Moroney, English Department Chair
1 John Carroll Boulevard
University Heights
Contact Phone: 
(216) 397-6674
Contact e-mail: