Fellowship Positions

Seeking applicants for two-year fellowships at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. For more information, please contact the Academic Department Administrator, Nora Lewis, at 404-727-4683 or nora.lewis@emory.edu.


2023-2025 Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry

Application deadline: 11:59 PM, November 11, 2022



Emory University Creative Writing Fellowship. Two-year fellowship in poetry in lively undergraduate English/Creative Writing Program, beginning Fall 2023. Load 1-2, all workshops; $45,000 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 PhD in the last five years, with undergraduate Creative Writing teaching experience. Desirable: record of periodical publications but no first book yet in print, and secondary interests such as creative nonfiction and working in archives. 

Submit electronic dossier, including cover letter discussing teaching experience and philosophy, CV, two references who will be contacted later in the process, and a writing sample of no more than 15 pages of poetry to http://apply.interfolio.com/113402 by 11:59pm, November 11, 2022. This deadline is firm and late applications will not be considered. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on Wednesday, October 12, 2022. In your cover letter or in a separate statement, please reflect upon your experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds. Emory University is committed to student and faculty diversity, equality, and inclusion. Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.


2023-2025 Fellowship in Playwriting

Creative Writing Program's joint fellowship with Theater Studies

Contact: Lizzy Clements, elisabeth.deanne.clements@emory.edu 


Interfolio link to apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/115899




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. Beginning in Fall 2023, the Fellowship offers a $45,000 salary, health benefits, and $1,000 annual travel fund. The Fellow will have a 2-1 teaching load, including playwriting workshops, literature courses such as 'Contemporary Drama,' and other courses to support the BA in Playwriting, within Theater Studies, Creative Writing, and/or English.  The Playwriting Fellow will give a public reading for the Creative Writing Reading Series, and work with Theater Emory and its Playwriting Center, including the contribution of a new play to the “Brave New Works” New Play Festival.  Fellows may be asked to direct student honors theses and/or other mentoring activities.  

A two-year commitment is assumed but the contract renewal for the second year is contingent on a positive review of the first year.


“It’s rare to find a position that provides this kind of support not just to my creative work, but my whole being. The long-term stability afforded to an Emory Fellow is unmatched by most programs out there. What’s more is that the whole city of Atlanta is there at your feet too, and there are so many exciting artists and cultures present here. It’s a special and energizing city in which to create.” - Megan Tabaque, 21-23 Playwriting Fellow

"The Emory Playwriting Fellowship is a rare gem among fellowships. Not only is there ample time and resources to pursue one's creative work, there is also the perfect balance between structure and freedom in exploring one's curricular work as an early-career educator. I was able to create and teach courses that directly align with my own research interests, and work with the most inspiring students and colleagues. My playwriting career also grew leaps and bounds during my fellowship, which was no coincidence — I would not have been able to nurture and travel for opportunities in the same way in any other position."               - Kimberly Belflower 19-21 Playwriting Fellow, Current Assistant Professor of Dramatic Writing at Emory University



Required:  MFA in Playwriting, or equivalent degree, within the past 8 years, and related teaching experience. 
Desirable:  Promising record of production and/or play development in regional or national theater.



2024-2026 Creative Writing Fellowship in Fiction

Information forthcoming in Fall 2023