The Arts Council has a long-standing partnership with a number of Irish universities offering Writer in Residence/Fellowship positions to provide university students with an opportunity to meet and develop creative reading and writing skills with a practicing writer, and to enable creative writers to develop their work while in a position of relative financial stability.
Applications are invited from Irish writers of distinction for the Arts Council / UCD Writer in Residence jointly funded by UCD and the Arts Council.
The Writer in Residence position is designed to provide a writer with a unique opportunity to develop his/her practice in a university environment while offering students the opportunity to engage with a practising artist in a meaningful way during the course of their studies. The appointment of Writer in Residence is for one semester (January - June 2016) and the successful applicant will be paid a fee of €18,300. The Writer in Residence will be working in the School of English, Drama and Film.
Interested candidates should submit a covering letter outlining their vision for the role, ideas for engaging with the university community, areas of interest, teaching experience (if any) and a full CV to include the name and contact details of 3 referees to Professor Danielle Clarke, Head of School, School of English, Drama and Film, Belfield, Dublin 4.
The closing date for applications will be no later than 12 noon on 28th August, 2015. Interviews will take place approximately one month later in UCD. A shortlisting process may be undertaken.
For information about Creative Writing in UCD: James Ryan, Lecturer in Creative Writing, email@example.com, 01 716 8184.
For general queries about the post: Professor Danielle Clarke, Head of School, firstname.lastname@example.org, 01 716 8694
Details of programmes can be found at http://www.ucd.ie/englishanddrama/graduatestudies/maprogrammes/creativewriting/
Arts Council/University of Limerick Writer in Residence Fellowship
Applications are invited from Irish writers of established reputation for the Arts Council / University of Limerick Writer in Residence Fellowship which is co-funded by the University of Limerick and the Arts Council.
The Writer in Residence Fellowship will be tenable either for the period January - June 2016, or, if it suits the Fellow, for the full calendar year January-December 2016. The Fellow will be a part of UL's Creative Writing community and will engage with students, staff and faculty in a number of ways. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to develop her/his own work in a supportive environment. The stipend for the Fellowship is €20,000.
Interested candidates are invited to submit a covering letter outlining areas of interest, teaching experience (if any), ideas for engagement with UL's Creative Writing programme, and a full CV to include the name and contact details of 3 referees to: Professor Joseph O'Connor, McCourt Chair of Creative Writing, School of Culture and Communication, University of Limerick, or by email to Professor O'Connor, care of Claire.email@example.com
The closing date for applications will be no later than 12 noon on 28th August, 2015. Interviews will take place approximately one month later, at the University of Limerick. A shortlisting process may be undertaken.