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Post-Grad Fellow

Posting Details

Posting Details

Business Title Post-Grad Fellow
Posting Category Administrative and Professional
Salary Grade 00
Salary Plan Professional Non Bargaining
Hiring Range /Pay Rate


Department English Department
Department Description

The CSU Poetry Center is a 55+-year-old independent nonprofit press that publishes 3–5 books of contemporary poetry, prose and translation each year. The Poetry Center also hosts the Lighthouse Reading Series and serves as a teaching lab for undergraduate and graduate students at Cleveland State University and within the Northeast Ohio MFA program.

Position Location Main Campus
FTE .75
Job Summary

Undertakes a two year post-graduate fellowship in writing and publishing that provides editorial experience and opportunities at a literary press, while providing time to work toward personal publication. The fellowship encompasses two academic year (9 month) residencies of 30 hours per week, divided between writing, working at the CSU Poetry Center, completing an outreach project of the Fellow’s own design, and engaging in additional professional development opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications

MFA in Creative Writing. Evidence of significant creative publication. Demonstrated progress toward a first or second book in any genre of creative writing. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. An outreach project proposal detailing the project’s mission, required resources, and preliminary plan/schedule. Potential to complete outreach project during the fellowship period. Ability to contribute to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of CSU and its surrounding community.

Preferred Qualifications

Strong record of significant creative publication. Experience in arts engagement/outreach to underserved communities. Evidence of successful completion of community arts engagement/outreach projects.

Requisition Number PT0701823S
Date grant, position, or appointment expires (For Funds Available, Temporary, and Waiver of Posting 10/31/2019
Special Instructions to Applicants

Required Application Materials
1. Cover letter describing your qualifications for the fellowship, including a description of your commitment to a fellowship that supports increasing diversity in the publishing workforce
2. Preliminary project proposal (1–2 pgs)
Mission: Describe the project and what you hope it will achieve
Resources: What resources your project will require
Calendar: Proposed schedule over two years (Please upload under “Other Document”)
3. Writing Sample (15–20 pgs max.), any genre of creative writing (Please upload Writing Sample under “Samples of Professional work in a single PDF”)
4. CV
5. Names and contact information for three references

Submit online application by February 1, 2018.
Finalists will be interviewed either by Skype or at the 2018 Association of Writers and Publishers Conference in Tampa (March 7-10, 2018)

Applicant Instructions

Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

Applications will be exclusively accepted online at Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted.

Hours per week 30
Work Schedule


Full Time/Part Time Part Time
Posted Date 12/13/2017
Close Date/Application Deadline 02/01/2018
Open Until Filled No
Review Begins 02/05/2018
Tentative Start Date 08/15/2018

Further Information

Further Information

Further Information

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • CSU Website
    • Other
  2. If you selected 'Public Job Posting" or "Other" please provide source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you require any type of accommodation, should you be invited to campus for further screening? Please contact CSU at (216) 687-3636 if you need accommodation.
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No

Application Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Samples of Professional work in a single PDF
Optional Documents