26 Aug 2010
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An award has been set up to enable a New Zealand writer of fiction, poetry, drama or serious non-fiction to become the University’s Writer in Residence in 2011.
This award was created to foster New Zealand writing by providing a full-time opportunity for a writer to work in an academic environment. It is sponsored jointly by the University of Waikato and Creative New Zealand and is administered by the University of Waikato and should always be referred to as the University of Waikato/Creative New Zealand Residency.
The selection of the successful writer will result from a recommendation made by a committee comprising members of the staff of the University of Waikato and of Creative New Zealand.
Applicants should be authors of proven merit, normally resident in New Zealand, or New Zealanders temporarily resident overseas. There is no restriction on the occupation of applicants, but the following persons are not eligible to apply: employees of Creative New Zealand, members of the Arts Council, The Arts Board, Te Waka Toi and the Pacific Arts Committee, students of tertiary institutions working towards the completion of a tertiary qualification, staff of the University of Waikato or any persons who have been employed by the University of Waikato in the 12 months prior to the nominated closing date for residency applications and current holders of a CNZ funded residency (or if you have held a residency within the past 12 months).
Candidates should be New Zealand citizens or in possession of a Permanent Residence Visa and normally resident in New Zealand. The Writer will be required to reside in Hamilton for the period of this appointment.
It is expected that the Writer will take up the appointment in February 2011 for a period of up to twelve months. The taxable income for this award will be $45,000.
The Writer will be provided with office space and computer facilities in the Humanities programme in the School of Arts and will be allowed access to various university facilities and to the university library.
While it is not expected that the Writer will undertake any teaching during the term of this appointment, it is expected that the Writer will participate in the cultural life of the university.
Within 3 months of completion of the Writer’s term of residence, the Writer will be required to provide a report, of which a copy will be given to the University of Waikato and to Creative New Zealand.
Applications should include:
1. Full name and address.
2. Details of published writing and work in progress.
3. Outline of writing project(s) to be undertaken during the period of appointment.
4. Present position and date by which you are able to commence the residency if offered the award.
5. Details of any writing qualifications and awards.
The closing date for applications is Friday 1 October 2010.
Direct enquiries may be made to Dr Sarah Shieff, telephone 07 856 2889 extension 8425, fax 07 838 4722, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are to be made on the University of Waikato application form available from our website www.jobs.waikato.ac.nz