Emerging Writer in Residence - Fall 2019

Penn State University

Penn State Altoona
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The Penn State Altoona English Program is taking applications for a one-semester teaching residency in creative writing. Candidates should have credentials in at least two genres (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, drama, screenwriting). The program is targeted at early-career writers, preferably without a published book. The residency is designed to offer an emerging writer substantial time to write and offers a salary of $10,000 in return for teaching one general education level introduction to creative writing workshop during the Fall 2019 semester (August 26 – December 13, 2019). The resident writer will also give a public reading, visit other creative writing courses, work informally with our English majors, and seek opportunities for engagement at the College and within the community. We are looking for a writer with publications of at least two genres in literary magazines. Emphasis will be placed on the quality of the work submitted. Successful candidate typically lives in the Altoona area during residency for the Fall 2019 semester. Benefits and housing are not included. A Master’s degree in Creative Writing or English is required; an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Creative Writing is preferred. Teaching experience is also preferred. The application must consist of a cover letter; a Curriculum Vitae, including resume, teaching experience, 1 letter of recommendation, publishing history, and writing samples (approximately 5 pages of each genre). Please combine documents to fill appropriate spaces. Candidates should arrange to have letter of recommendation mailed to Professor Steven Sherrill, Emerging Writer-in-Residence Search Committee, Penn State Altoona, 3000 Ivyside Dr., Altoona, PA 16601. Review of applications will begin March 25, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information about Penn State Altoona, please visit our web page at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088