Apply for the Edelstein-Keller Writer in Residence Fellowship!

Creative nonfiction writers, submit your application by April 3
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Are you or do you know a published writer of creative nonfiction? The Creative Writing Program in the Department of English invites applications for the Edelstein-Keller Writer in Residence Fellowship! This fellowship is a nine-month academic year position 2023-2025, starting August 28, 2023. Deadline for applications is Monday, April 3, 2023.

The fellow will be in residence on the Minneapolis campus for four semesters over two years, teaching two creative writing courses (graduate and undergraduate) each academic year. The fellow will participate in creative writing events and committees, including admissions and graduate thesis committees, and will give a public reading of their work. The appointment features an annual salary of $50,000 plus benefits eligibility.

Applicants must hold a Master's degree, MFA, or PhD in Creative Writing, English, or related field and have published a minimum of one volume of work with a national press in literary nonfiction. Applicants must also have college- or university-level teaching experience. Candidates will be evaluated according to the quality of published work and work in progress; evidence of effective teaching; potential contributions to service; demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion; and strength of recommendations.

About the Creative Writing Program

Housed in the Department of English, Creative Writing boasts a highly selective three-year MFA program and a high-enrollment undergraduate introductory course. An undergraduate minor was added in 2017. The three-year MFA program has three primary tracks (poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction) culminating in a thesis manuscript, defense, and MFA essay. The graduate program accepts nine students per year, supporting all with teaching assistantships and offering the opportunity to work on the literary journal Great River Review.

Supported by the Edelstein-Keller Endowment, the Creative Writing Program brings prominent writers to campus each year for readings, manuscript conferences, and class visits.

Application instructions are available on the University Office of Human Resources, job number 354379.

If you have questions about the position please contact Peter Mason, Assistant Director of Creative Writing, at

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