Friday, August 24, 2007



International Institute of Modern Letters, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
We invite applications for the Victoria University of Wellington Writer in Residence 2008.

Kelburn Campus
Term of Contract
Fixed Term of 12 Months
Closing Date 15 October 2007

Position Overview
We invite applications for the Victoria University of Wellington Writer in Residence 2008. 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 of proven merit normally resident in New Zealand or New Zealanders currently resident overseas. The appointment will be for twelve months from 1 February 2008 to 31 January 2009, with a salary of NZ$50,000.
Additional Information
RD-Writer in Residence 08.doc

Job Description
Purpose Statement
The appointment is jointly funded by Victoria University of Wellington and Creative New Zealand (subject to annual confirmation). It has been created to foster New Zealand writing by providing the appointee with the opportunity to write full-time within an academic environment for the period of tenure.
Responsible To
Director of the Institute of Modern Letters
Key Accountability Areas
While there is no obligation of formal teaching, some contribution is expected to be made to the University’s cultural and academic life, in a manner appropriate to the personal strengths and preferences of the appointee, in agreement with the Director or Head of School.
Person Specification

There is no restriction on the occupation of applicants, but they should not be employees of Creative New Zealand or Victoria University, or have been employed by Victoria University in the twelve months prior to the closing date. Full-time university staff members wishing to work in their specialist academic field, or (in the year of the residency) students working towards the completion of a tertiary qualification are also ineligible. Individuals who have been writer in residence in a Creative New Zealand financially supported residency within the previous twelve months are not eligible (this does not include recipients of grants).

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