Fellowship Positions

If you need more information, please contact the program administrative coordinator, Paula Vitaris, at 404-727-4683 or pvitari@emory.edu.

Poetry Fellowship Position 2017-2019

This position has been filled. Check back in Fall 2018 for a future Playwriting Fellowship position ad.

Application Deadline: November 1, 2016

Emory University Creative Writing Fellowship. Two-year fellowship in poetry in lively undergraduate English/Creative Writing Program, beginning fall 2017. Load 2-1, all workshops; $30,000 salary, and health benefits. Fellow will give a public reading and have access to the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library, a 75,000-volume rare and modern poetry library housed at Emory. Required: MFA or Ph.D. in last five years, with Creative Writing teaching experience. Desireable: record of publication, and secondary interests, such as creative nonfiction and working in archives. Submit electronic dossier, including cover letter discussing teaching experience and philosophy, CV, two letters of recommendation, and a 15-page writing sample to https://apply.interfolio.com/36375 by the November 1, 2016 deadline. This deadline is firm and late applications will not be considered. We actively seek applications from women and minority candidates. Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Fiction Fellowship Position 2017-2019

This position has been filled. Check back in Fall 2018 for a future Fiction Fellowship position ad.

Application Deadline: November 1, 2016

Emory University Creative Writing Fellowship. Two-year fellowship in fiction in lively undergraduate English/Creative Writing Program, beginning fall 2017. Load 2-1, all workshops; $30,000 salary, and health benefits. Fellow will give a public reading. Required: MFA or Ph.D. in last five years, with Creative Writing teaching experience; record of publication, with a first book underway. Desireable: interest in secondary genre, creative nonfiction and/or screenwriting. Submit electronic dossier, including cover letter discussing teaching experience and philosophy, CV, two letters of recommendation, and a 25-page writing sample to https://apply.interfolio.com/36376 by the November 1, 2016 deadline. This deadline is firm and late applications will not be considered. We actively seek applications from women and minority candidates. Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

2016-2018 Fellowship in Playwriting (Currently Not Taking Applications)

This position has been filled. Check back in summer 2017 for a future Playwriting Fellowship position ad.

Department of Theater Studies and Creative Writing Program seek applicants for two-year Fellowship in Playwriting at Emory University in Atlanta

Deadline:  October 30, 2015

Playwriting Fellowship Fall 2016-Spring 2018

Emory University offers a two-year Playwriting Fellowship in connection with its BA in Playwriting, a joint major offered by Theater Studies and the Creative Writing Program. $37,000 annual salary plus health benefits and $3000 professional travel fund.  The annual teaching load is three courses, a mix of playwriting workshops and literature courses such as “Contemporary Drama.”

The Emory Playwriting Fellow is expected to create new work during the period of the fellowship, and will work with Theater Emory and its Playwriting Center, including the contribution of a new play to the biennial play festival, Brave New Works and a presentation as part of the Creative Writing Reading Series.  Other initiatives are encouraged.

Required:  MFA in Playwriting within past 8 years, with teaching experience and a promising history of play development and/or production in regional or national theater.

Application should include a cover letter discussing what you would like to achieve during the fellowship period and a brief statement of teaching philosophy, your CV, two letters of recommendation, and a recent play manuscript (submitted without identifying name on manuscript).  Send your dossier to: emoryplaywritingfellowship@gmail.com no later than October 30, 2015.  Letters can be sent under separate cover to same address.

NOTE:  Top candidates will be invited to Emory for a 2-day residency, interview, and play reading during Brave New Works held January 25-February 14, 2016.

We actively seek applications from women and minority candidates. Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.