Applications invited from Irish Writers for the UCD/Arts Council Creative Writing Fellowship 2020


School of English, Drama, and Film, College of Arts and Humanities, University College Dublin

Closing Date: Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Applications are invited from Irish writers of established reputation for the position of Creative Writing Fellow which is jointly funded by the Arts Council and the School of English, Drama, and Film. The Creative Writing Fellow role is designed to provide a writer with an unique opportunity to develop his/her practice in an university environment while giving members of the university community the opportunity to engage with a practicing writer. The Fellowship will be tenable for the period January-August 2020 and the successful applicant will be paid a fee of €18,300.

Candidates are invited to submit a covering letter outlining their interest together with a full CV containing details of their teaching experience with the names and contact details of two referees to: Ms Deirdre Daly, School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4.  For a job description please contact Ms Deirdre Daly:; informal enquiries can be made to Dr. Paul Perry:

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview based on the following criteria: 

-          Artistic track record

-          Experience teaching creative writing

-          The quality of the proposal/proposed approach to residency

Applications may be sent by post to the above address or by email to:

The closing date for applications will be no later than 17.00 on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019.