Writer in Residence

  • Kelburn
  • Temporary
  • Mon May 2 00:00:08 2022
  • 3986

  • Are you looking for an opportunity to work on your writing in a professional context?
  • Do you have published writings, or works in progress to provide as examples of your writing?
  • Have you not previously worked with or in the university, or in this position, within the last twelve months?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington invites applications for the Victoria University of Wellington/Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence 2023. Writer in all areas of literary activity, including drama, fiction and poetry, New Zealand art, biography, history, music, society and culture, are eligible to apply. Please note: film and television scriptwriting projects are not eligible.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

Applicants should be writers of proven merit and must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident. The Writer will have use of an office at the IIML. While there are no formal duties attached to the position, it is expected that the Writer will take part in the cultural life of the University.

The appointment will be for twelve months from 1 February 2023 to 31 January 2024, with a salary of $56,000 plus holiday pay.

This appointment is dependent on funding to be confirmed by September 2022.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 30 September 2022

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Katie Hardwick-Smith at modernletters@vuw.ac.nz. But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application Steps and information

For applicants who are not NZ Citizens or Permanent Residents, we recommend you check the NZ Immigration website for updates related to Covid19 restrictions on entry to New Zealand: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19

Download and complete the University Application Form.

Click the Apply Now Button at the base of the advert, follow the process to enter your contact details and add your CV in the online form.

Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position then email the completed application form, cover letter and any other supporting documentation to erecruit@vuw.ac.nz stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.

Please also include in your email:

  1. Relevant published writings and work in progress.
  2. Proposal for work during tenure.
  3. Present position.
  4. Details of any other funding for the intended project.