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Writer-in-Residence

Job Title
Writer-in-Residence
Agency
West Texas A&M University
Department
Provost/Vpaa
Proposed Minimum Salary
$20.52 hourly
Job Location
Canyon, Texas
Job Type
Staff
Job Description
Writer-in-Residence will continue working on his/her craft while meeting with students by appointment or drop-in who wish to consult about their writing as well as offer public readings, assist with marketing creative writing, and make classroom visits as requested. NOTE: This is a nine-month position (typically 09/01 - 05/31).
Responsibilities:
+ Create original written pieces of art.
+ Assist students by appointment or by drop in.
+ Perform public readings of work.
+ Visit creative writing classes for lecture and/or discussion.
+ Assist in marking the creative writing program.
+ Other duties as assigned.
Necessary Qualifications:
+ Bachelor of English, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
+ One year of relevant experience.
+ Excellent written English; knowledge of grammar, style, and mechanics. Ability to work with students writing in different genres. Body of published works in peer-reviewed journals, magazines, published collections, or works-in-press.
Preferred Qualifications:
+ MFA in Writing or MA .
+ Writer in early career.
Applicant Instructions:
Please include the following with your application:
+ Cover letter
+ Resume
+ Three references
Please attach all documents in the attachment box at the bottom of the ?My Experience? page before continuing through the application. Although the attachment box is labeled ?CV/Resume,? more than one document by be included. All revisions must be made prior to application submission. If you need assistance with downloading documents, please contact WTAMU Human Resources at HR@wtamu.edu .
Texas law requires all males age 18 through 25 to be properly registered with the Selective Service System.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution?s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution?s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
West Texas A&M University is a four-year public university that serves a diverse population of more than 9,900 students representing 48 states, 55 countries and four U.S. territories. In 2016, The Chronicle of Education recognized WTAMU as a ?Great College to Work For? in its annual survey on the academic workplace. WTAMU?s more than 800 employees enjoy a growing, dynamic university built on a foundation of respect, support, camaraderie, engagement and dedication, while students thrive in an atmosphere committed to personal attention and teaching excellence.
West Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to
diversity.
If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (806) 651-2114.
Useful Links:
+ Benefits at https://www.wtamu.edu/administration/human-resources-benefits.aspx
+ Employment at https://www.wtamu.edu/administration/human-resources-employment.aspx
+ Holidays at https://www.wtamu.edu/administration/human-resources-holidays.aspx
+ Leave Programs at https://www.wtamu.edu/administration/human-resources-leave-programs.aspx
+ Human Resources Home at http://www.wtamu.edu/administration/human-resources.aspx
+ Retirement Programs at https://www.wtamu.edu/administration/human-resources-retirement-programs.aspx WTAMU Home at http://www.wtamu.edu/
+ WTAMU Accessibility at http://www.wtamu.edu/about/web-accessibility.aspx
+ WTAMU Privacy Statement at http://www.wtamu.edu/about/privacy-statement.aspx
+ Human Resources Contacts at https://www.wtamu.edu/administration/human-resources-contact-us.aspx
+ University Contacts at http://www.wtamu.edu/about/contact-us.aspx


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