Phillips Exeter Academy

Writer in Residence (George Bennett Fellowship)

About the Organization
Phillips Exeter Academy (PEA) is a co-educational, independent boarding school in Exeter, New Hampshire, located one hour north of Boston.  PEA has a tradition of excellence, and a student centered pedagogy known as Harkness teaching. It is committed to recruiting and retaining historically under-represented students and faculty, and aim to be an inclusive community that ensures equity for all of its members. Students are represented from 45 states and 34 foreign countries. 37% are students of color from the U.S., and 47% of students receive financial aid. PEA is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Details
To assist, for one year, a candidate who hopes to make a professional career of writing.  The Fellowship honors the memory of George Bennett ’23, who taught English at the Academy from 1929 to 1965, and aims to perpetuate his strong interest in creative writing.  The Fellowship was established by a former student of George Bennett.  The stipend is $16,800, plus housing and meals.  This position also offers medical and dental insurance, long-term disability coverage and access to an employee assistance program.   To work towards the completion of a manuscript of a book; and at times to be accessible for conversation with students interested in writing, while residing in Exeter, New Hampshire, for the academic year, September-June.  No specific duties beyond these are required.  The candidate must demonstrate a professional interest in writing and must have a manuscript in progress that he or she needs freedom to complete.

Application Process
The application will be open from September 1 - 30, 2022. Please visit for more information. 


Contact Information

Todd Hearon, George Bennett Fellowship Coordinator
English Department
20 Main Street
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