Artist in Residence

Distinguished Visiting Creative Writer Search

The Duke University English Department invites nominations and applications for a distinguished writer with a national or international reputation for a one-semester or one-year position as Artist in Residence, relying on the Blackburn Endowment. We seek candidates who are committed to the teaching of writing to undergraduates. The ideal candidate will be a writer with at least one published book, as well as other distinguished publications, and have experience in teaching undergraduate students. Candidates should be committed to engaging with the literary and intellectual life of the English department, which includes public readings as well as faculty workshops and/or working groups. A PhD in English or MFA is preferred.

The position begins either September 1, 2023 or January 1, 2024 and ends either December 31, 2023 or April 30, 2024. We will also consider applications from candidates wishing to take up the position in September 2024 or January 2025.  Residency in Durham, North Carolina is required, as is proof of covid-19 vaccination.

To apply, please submit through Academic Jobs Online a curriculum vitae, letter of application, and the names of three recommenders. Evidence of teaching excellence, 3 letters of reference, and proposed descriptions for two courses will be required from finalists. The application address is:

The search committee welcomes letters of nomination for potential candidates.  We ask that all nominations be sent to, using “Artist in Residence” as the subject line. The committee will begin its deliberations on January 30, 2023.  Applications received by that date will be guaranteed full consideration. 

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.


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