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Judith E. Wilson Poetry Fellow (Fixed Term)

The Judith E Wilson Fellowships, held within the Faculty of English, are designed to enable practising poets to spend a period as a member of the Faculty of English, bringing together the practice of poetry and their academic study. The costs of Fellowships are met from the Judith E Wilson Fund, formed from a donation to the Faculty of English by Judith E Wilson, a life-long friend of Dame Edith Evans.

The Fellowship is available for nine months from 15 September 2017. The Fellow is expected to reside in Cambridge during that period and will, it is hoped, be affiliated with a Cambridge College. They will also be invited to take some part in the work of the Faculty, by arranging workshops or readings (including, in term, three hours of formal contact time for students per week), and to pursue his/her own projects. The role is designed to further the writing of poetry, rather than academic research. The Judith E Wilson Committee will discuss a possible programme of work with the successful candidate.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 9 months in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Two references are required and applicants should ask their referees to send their reports to by the closing date.

Enquiries concerning the appointments procedure and related matters may be made to the Faculty Administrator at

Please quote reference GG11708 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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