Open Position: Certificate Program Prose Instructor

The IPRC is currently seeking applications for a Prose Instructor in the Certificate Program. Qualified applicants will have experience teaching fiction and nonfiction creative writing workshops. An MFA or graduate degree in creative writing is preferred, but not required with equivalent or similar experience teaching in an educational or community setting.

Job responsibilities to include:

  • Facilitating and leading creative workshops and generative writing exercises
  • Giving feedback on all stages of student writing
  • Developing two semesters of curriculum with assigned readings, discussions on craft, revision and guest lectures from local writers
  • Participating in Certificate Program community events including
    • Info Session mid July or early August
    • Meet & Greet at the beginning of the year
    • Monthly student readings showcasing works in progress
    • Spring Certificate Program Retreat
    • Certificate Program Graduation
  • Working closely with the Certificate Program Director to assess student outcomes

About the program:

The Certificate Program is a year-long study in creative writing and publishing. Students choose one of four tracks and work with a cohort of 6-10 students, meeting once a week for three hours in the evenings, from 6-9pm. The program combines creative writing workshops with instruction in the letterpress, screen-printing, and bookbinding studios as well as graphic design. In the first term, students generate and workshop chapbook length piece of writing. In the second term, students learn production skills with instructors in the studios, including letterpress printing, screen-printing, bookbinding, and design. For graduation, students design, print, and bind a small print run of their finished work. You can find more information about the program here.

$2,300 first term (mid September through mid December)
$1,150 second term (mid January through May)

To apply:
Please provide a statement of interest and CV as well as 3 teaching references. Applications can be sent by attachment to with subject heading: Certificate Program Instructor Application, mailed or dropped off at the IPRC (1001 SE Division St. Ste. 2) by no later than Tuesday, June 20th.

Non-Discrimination Policy:
The IPRC will not discriminate against any individual with respect to employment or provision of services based upon that individual’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, disability, gender identity, source of income, or familial status.