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The Clayman Institute for Gender Research creates knowledge and translates research into action for gender equality. As the pioneering gender research institute in the United States, we have been conducting innovative and ground-breaking gender research since 1974. We ask big questions to further equality and incubate initiatives to create change. 

Writer in residence

The Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University is currently searching for a Writer in Residence. The position will begin in September 2022 and will run for two years.  Journalists, creative writers of fiction and non-fiction, poets, and playwrights are all welcome to apply. An extensive publication record and a national profile are a must. Writers who are employed full-time by a university or already hold a writer in residence position are ineligible. This is an in-person position and requires residency in the local area.

The Clayman Institute for Gender Research is one of the nation’s most established gender research institutes. Since 1974, the Institute’s scholars, staff and fellows have conducted and invested in gender research; mentored and supported students and early career scholars; and inspired, translated, and amplified feminist scholarship and writing. We house an intergenerational feminist intellectual and artistic community.

The Writer in Residence is expected to participate in the intellectual life of the institute (attend and participate in events, meetings, research briefings, and/or artist events), and the broader campus, to participate in Institute events, to hold regular office hours and mentor students throughout the year, including in the summer. They will host the Institute’s artist salon, inviting and hosting interesting artists of their choosing. They will teach one class a year for Stanford’s program in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies (FGSS) on a topic of their choosing. The Writer in Residence will be free (and indeed be encouraged) to participate in events and projects, to keep writing, publishing and presenting elsewhere during the duration of the residency. The stipend for the fellowship will be $90,000 US, and will be benefits eligible. 
To apply for the position nothing is required beyond a statement of interest (no longer than one page), a current CV (ideally no more than 5 pages), and a list of three publications (with links where available) you think most directly speak to why you would be a good fit for the position. 
Applicants are encouraged to apply via this online form. Review of applications will begin on Mar 25, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research and teaching missions.
(Posted 3/3/2022)