Stanford University in California

Date Posted August 14, 2014
Type Fellowship
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time


Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE)


Stanford University is seeking a full-time Fellow for the Stanford Storytelling Project, an arts program within the Oral Communication Program, which is part of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric in the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. The initial appointment will be for one academic year, with the possibility of re-appointment.


The Stanford Storytelling Project (SSP) provides students opportunities to develop skills in the narrative arts through a range of courses and projects. SSP sponsors courses, grants, events, a weekly workshop, and an award-winning radio program featuring stories produced by students. SSP explores in particular the power of performed stories, live or recorded, from myth and memoir to research-based narratives. More information about SSP and its mission is at storytelling.stanford.edu.


The SSP Fellow will offer instruction in oral, audio, and multimedia storytelling craft in a variety of settings across the university and will support the activities and initiatives of SSP. Major duties include developing and teaching courses, designing and delivering workshops, training SSP student staff, mentoring students, and collaborating with faculty to design storytelling course components. The Fellow will also help develop and manage the SSP’s radio program, State of the Human, and help lead its weekly craft workshop, StoryLab.


The Fellow will have the opportunity to develop his/her own courses, participate in professional development through SSP and the Oral Communication Program, collaborate with faculty across the university, and, through the events series, engage with some of the best storytellers in the country. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to help produce, with other SSP staff and students, stories for large live and radio audiences.


Requirements include:


Advanced degree (PhD preferred) in a field focused on narrative craft such as English, Creative Writing, Performance, or Documentary Studies. 2-3 years experience teaching college-level courses, mentoring others in creating stories for recorded media or live performance, and some form of media production. Qualified applicants must also have demonstrated knowledge of oral and/or multimedia storytelling forms, trends, and programs, understanding of up-to-date pedagogy in teaching narrative craft, and the organizational and leadership skills to help manage workshops and/or media production.


For a more comprehensive job description and to apply, please visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/25649.


Stanford University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.