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2021-2023 Fellowship in Playwriting

Deadline: December 1, 2020
Emory University offers a two-year Playwriting Fellowship in connection with its BA in Playwriting, a joint major offered by Theater Studies and the Creative Writing Program. Beginning in Fall 2021, the Fellowship offers a $45,000 salary, health benefits, and $1000 annual travel fund. The Fellow will have a 2-1 teaching load, including both playwriting workshops and literature courses such as “Contemporary Drama.” The Playwriting Fellow will give a public reading for the Creative Writing Reading Series, and work with Theater Emory and its Playwriting Center, including the contribution of a new play to the “Brave New Works” New Play Festival. Fellows may be asked to direct honors theses and/or other student mentoring activities.

A two-year commitment is assumed but the contract renewal for the second year is contingent on a positive review of the first year.


Required: MFA in Playwriting, or equivalent degree, within the past 8 years, and related teaching experience.

Desired: Promising record of production and/or play development in regional or national theater.

Application Instructions:

Submit electronic dossier, including cover letter discussing teaching experience and philosophy, CV, two letters of recommendation, and writing samples to

Writing samples should be submitted without identifying name and include one full-length play. In your cover letter, or in a separate statement, please reflect upon your experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds. The December 1st deadline is firm. Late applications will not be considered.

Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.