Writer in Residence 2021 at VIC – entries close September 30

We invite applications for the Victoria University of Wellington / Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence 2021. Writers in all areas of literary activity, including drama, fiction and poetry, New Zealand art, biography, history, music, society and culture, are eligible to apply.


Applicants should be writers on proven merit and must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident. The Writer will have use of an office at the IIML. While there are no formal duties attached to the position, it is expected that the Writer will take part in the cultural life of the University.

The appointment will be for twelve months from 1 February 2021 to 31 January 2022, with a salary of $55,000.

Role Description

The application documentation required is listed on the Role Description.

Please note: our system only allows for one supporting document to be uploaded with an application so please consider combining files in pdf format prior to uploading.

Close Date for Vacancy: 30 September 2020

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Katie Hardwick-Smith at 04 463 6854 or modernletters@vuw.ac.nz But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

About Us
Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington is New Zealand’s globally ranked capital city university, focused on engaging with Wellington, New Zealand, and the Asia-Pacific region and connecting with the world. The University values the expertise of its professional staff in supporting and enabling teaching, research and engagement activities.

Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi. We care about your privacy and personal information. You can review the University’s privacy notice or alternatively find out more about working at the University using the links at the top of the current vacancies page.

Important – Application Steps.

Download and complete the University Application Form.

Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert, follow the process to enter your contact details and add your CV in the online form.

Email completed the completed application form, cover letter and any other supporting documentation to erecruit@vuw.ac.nz along with any further supporting documents stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.

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