Irish Language Writer-in-Residence at DCU 2017–2018
Applications are welcomed from Irish-language writers of distinction for the above mentioned role, jointly funded by the Arts Council and Dublin City University.
The role is designed to provide a writer with a unique opportunity to develop his/her practice in a university environment while giving members of the university community the opportunity to engage with a practising writer. The appointment of Irish-language Writer-in-Residence is for one academic year and is open only to writers who have not previously held an Arts Council Writing Residency. The successful applicant will be based on the DCU All Hallows Campus and will receive a fee of €20,000.
The successful candidate will offer up to six contact hours per week over two semesters, and will oversee workshops and creative initiatives in consultation with the Head of School in Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge. The Writer-in-Residence will enjoy uninterrupted time to advance his/her own work during official university vacation periods.
The successful applicant will be expected to deliver lectures, classes and workshops on different aspects of contemporary writing in Irish. He/she will support the community of creative writers within the university, along with giving public readings and participating in organised literary events within and outside the university community. We welcome applications from Irish-language writers who work in any of the following genres: drama, poetry, short story or novel.
How to apply
To apply for the position, applicants should submit a letter outlining the reasons for their interest in the role and the ways in which they might contribute to the creative life of the university. A current CV (maximum of 6 pages) should accompany the letter. Applicants will have a strong record of high-quality publications.
The letter and CV may be sent by post or by email to: An tOllamh Ciarán Mac Murchaidh, Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge, Campas na Naomh Uile, DCU, Droim Conrach, BÁC 9 D09 N920. E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications: 5.00pm on 14 July 2017.
It is anticipated that interviews will be held in late July or early August.
Writer's Fellowship Position at UCD
School: School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin
Closing Date: Friday 27 July 2017
Applications are invited from Irish writers of established reputation for a Writer's Fellowship (with special emphasis on fiction) which is jointly funded by the Arts Council and UCD School of English, Drama and Film. The Writer’s Fellowship role is designed to provide a writer with a unique opportunity to develop his/her practice in a university environment while giving members of the university community the opportunity to engage with a practicing writer. The Fellowship will be tenable for the period January–June 2018 and the successful applicant will be paid a fee of €18,300
How to apply
Candidates are invited to submit a covering letter outlining their interest together with a full CV containing details of their teaching experience and including the names and contact details of two referees to: Ms Ciara Forristal, School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4. Informal enquiries can be made to Ciara Forristal email@example.com or Professor Danielle Clarke firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications may be sent by post to the above address or by email to: email@example.com
The closing date for applications will be no later than 17.00 on Friday 27 July 2017.
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