Ursula Bethell / Creative New Zealand Residency in Creative Writing 2020 – deadline

Writer in Residence
Ursula Bethell / Creative New Zealand Residency in Creative Writing 2020
College of Arts

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • 6 or 12 Month Fixed Term opportunity

What You Will Do

This fixed term Residency has been created to foster New Zealand writing by providing a full time opportunity for a writer, or writers, to work on an approved writing project in an academic environment. The position is full time and tenable for up to twelve months at the University of Canterbury; funded jointly by Creative New Zealand. Please note, this position may be given to a single writer for a period of up to twelve months or split between two writers for a period of up to six months each.

Who You Are

You will be a published writer in one or more of the genres of fiction, poetry, scriptwriting and creative non-fiction. You will also have work published or produced by a reputable publisher or producer. Applicants should be authors of proven merit normally resident in New Zealand, or New Zealanders temporarily resident overseas.

Who You Will Work With

You will work with staff in the English Department including specialists in Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, and Creative Writing.

For more information about our team, please visit our website.

Why UC

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of “People Prepared to Make a Difference”. You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

For information about the range of fantastic benefits that UC offers including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions, please visit us: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

View the full Position_Description.pdf

The closing date for this position is: Sunday 1 December, 2019 (Midnight, NZ time)

How You Apply

Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted through the online application process.

The following details should also be included in your application:

  • Qualifications and awards: Background including details of published writings and work in progress (applicants are requested not to send any manuscripts or other works)
  • Proposal for project(s) to be undertaken during appointment: Suggestions of ways you could contribute to developing students understanding and appreciation of creative writing
  • Present position: Date on which able to commence duties, if offered the position.

Unfortunately we do not accept applications by email, however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to WorkatUC@canterbury.ac.nz

Enquiries may be made to Professor Philip Armstrong, Department of English, School of Humanities and Creative Arts by email philip.armstrong@canterbury.ac.nz

You must have New Zealand or Australian Citizenship/Permanent Residency or a valid visa that allows you to work in New Zealand to be considered for this role.

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.