Trias Residency for Writers at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Deadline November 1

The following job announcement comes to CEERES from Kristen Welsh, Assistant Professor, Russian Area Studies Program, Hobart and William Smith Colleges:

The new Trias Residency for Writers at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Geneva, New York, USA) may be of interest to some of you or to your friends and colleagues. Although the residency will be housed in the English department, it is open to writers who work in non-English languages, as long as they are willing to translate small portions of their work into English for public readings and have sufficiently good spoken English to carry out the modest teaching duties associated with the residency.

Full information can be found at this site: http://www.hws.edu/trias/. The application deadline is November 1, 2010.

The Peter Trias Residency for Writers at Hobart and William Smith Colleges has been designed to give poets and fiction writers time to write. Created with the working artist in mind, academic expectations are structured for sustained interaction with our best students while providing the freedom necessary to produce new work. We hope to create an environment where a  literary person can work and contribute to the intellectual environment of the Colleges and the town of Geneva. The residency offers a generous salary.

In the fall, the writer is in full-time residency and teaches one advanced workshop to select students.  In the low-residency spring semester, the writer makes scheduled visits to campus and runs a small tutorial through electronic media.

QUALIFICATIONS: A writer of national or international reputation with well-received book publications and a demonstrable ability to teach undergraduate students. Applications for the Residency are due November 1, 2010.

COMPENSATION: The position pays $70,000 and includes full benefits, spacious housing and an office.

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