Apply for the Ford Fellowship!

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Elana Rosenthal ’15 writes in:

Hey, seniors! Has the job panic set in yet? There’s an excellent opportunity right here at Wesleyan for any graduate interested in writing and invested in writers.

Do you have excellent editing and interpersonal skills? Are you interested in the fields of teaching or  publishing/editing? Would you like to begin your post-graduate career with a prestigious fellowship?
If so, apply to be a Ford Fellow in the Writing Programs for the 2016-2017 academic year!

In his/her administrative role, the Ford Fellow assists in running the university’s Writing Workshop and supporting the First Year Seminar program. The Fellow’s teaching responsibilities include helping to
train the university’s student writing tutors, designing and leading the seminar for veteran tutors, developing workshops and tutoring services for first-year students and other campus communities, and serving as the university’s senior writing tutor. This year in particular, the Ford Fellow will be instrumental in designing and implementing a new web page of writing resources for the entire Wesleyan community.

The Fellowship also includes a generous stipend, and the Fellow has graduate student status and is eligible to take two courses.

How to apply:
Please email the following application materials to Professor Meg Weisberg, Interim Director of Student Writing mweisberg[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

  1. A letter of interest explaining your academic experience and future plans
  2. A transcript
  3. A resume
  4. Two academic papers, preferably with grades and the instructors’ comments
  5. The names of two faculty members who can serve as references. Your references will be contacted if you are a finalist.

Applications are due MARCH 9, 2016 by 4:30 p.m. and interviews scheduled thereafter.
Link: https://www.wesleyan.edu/writing/community/prizes.html

Date: By March 9th, 2016
Time: Due 4:30PM