DeVry University Seeks Online Adjunct Faculty (Science Fiction)

From the announcement:

“DeVry University Online invites applicants for an adjunct position for a Science Fiction undergraduate literature course. A minimum of a Master’s degree in Humanities is required. Candidate must have 6-8 graduate credit hours in Science Fiction courses. Candidates must also have at least 2 years of higher education teaching experience.”


Save the Dates!

Two more events to let those of you in the Boston area know about.

On Saturday, December 2, I’ll be running my ever-popular “Publishing Your Short Stories” seminar at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. Check it out here. And for more information on my own short story publications/credits, click here. (And if you’re not local, stay tuned for news about the next online version of this course, coming early in 2007.)

Then, on December 7 (Thursday evening), I’m heading over to Grub Street HQ in downtown Boston to lead a seminar on “Getting to Know Your Characters.” Read more about it here.

Hope to see some of you at one (or both!) of these events.

Stadler Fellowship Stipend Increase

Here’s a bit of good news from Bucknell University, where the Stadler Fellowship is administered. The fellowship’s stipend (which was $12,000) is now $20,000. That’s a nice increase (the fellowship also includes housing in a furnished apartment on campus, office space, and health insurance). The next fellowship application deadline is December 2, 2006. For more information about this fellowship, which “offers a recent MFA, MA, or PhD graduate in poetry professional training in arts administration, literary editing, and teaching” and “is designed to balance the development of professional skills with time to complete a first book of poems,” visit the Stadler Center Web site. NB: No application fee!

Practicing Poet Sought

Colby College in Waterville, Maine, is looking for a Faculty Fellow in Creative Writing (Poetry). This is a one-year sabbatical replacement position for “a practicing poet with publications and an MFA or equivalent, beginning September 1, 2007. Responsibilities include teaching four sections of poetry writing, likely including beginning and advanced levels.” For more information and application instructions, see the announcement at

Writing Instructors Sought

Two recent job postings to let you know about, in two different locations:

First, the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine, is looking for a part-time writing instructor, with specific teaching/editing experience in creative nonfiction writing. “Candidates should be familiar with documentary arts, nonfiction writing, field interviewing and recording techniques, and practiced in the teaching of writing and editing.” Additional qualifications include a master’s degree (or higher), and a portfolio of published nonfiction writing. See the full job posting and application instructions at

Second, Writers in the Schools (WITS) in Houston, Texas, is looking for writers “who can teach the joy of creative writing to young people.” Pays $50/teaching hour. “In addition to teaching, the job duties include preparation, responding to student work, and compiling anthologies of student writing at the end of the school year.” Particularly interested in bilingual writers and writers interested in teaching grades 2-4. For the full description and application instructions (deadline: August 15), check the announcement, once again at