The Kenyon Review invites applications for a two-year residential post-graduate fellowship in creative writing beginning in August 2021. During these two years, fellows will undertake a significant writing project and teach one course per semester in the Kenyon College English Department, contingent upon departmental needs. Fellows will also assist with creative and editorial projects for the Kenyon Review and KROnline. Fellows are required to live in the local community and are expected to participate in the cultural life of Kenyon College by regularly attending readings, lectures, presentations, and other campus activities.
Qualifications include an MFA in creative writing, or a PhD in creative writing, English literature, or comparative literature. The degree must be completed between January 1, 2015 and December 1, 2020. Qualified candidates will also have teaching experience in creative writing and/or literature at the undergraduate level. A history of publication in literary journals is expected.
The Kenyon Review will provide an annual $36,572 stipend, plus health benefits.
To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at http://careers.kenyon.edu. A complete application will be composed of 1) a one-page cover letter; 2) an 8-10 page writing sample; 3) a one-page course proposal for an undergraduate introductory-level multi-genre creative writing class 4) a Curriculum Vitae; 4) an unofficial transcript; and 5) two (2) letters of recommendation, one of which must directly address the applicant's teaching ability. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s employment website.
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications must be received by the December 1, 2020 deadline to guarantee full consideration.
Compensation and Benefits
Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and are commensurate with experience. There are a number of faculty development opportunities (e.g. travel, research funds, etc.) for which appointees are eligible.
In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.
We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Faculty Handbook.
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