Job Opening at the Stanford Storytelling Project, Stanford University

This is pretty much my dream job. Too bad it's 3K miles away. May it go to one of you worthy freelancers. -Mia


The Stanford Storytelling Project, an arts program at Stanford University that, among other things, produces the radio show State of the Human on KZSU, is looking for a new, full-time Fellow who would both teach undergraduate courses, workshops, and help produce the radio show. Details about the position are below, but the basics are: an advanced academic degree, college-level teaching experience, and audio documentary production experience are required; start date is sometime in September or early October; salary will be between 50-59K, depending on start date, and the position starts as a one-year appointment, to be renewed if all goes well.

if you're interested, please read the ad carefully and visit the link to the application page. More information about the Storytelling Project is at our website ( and on our facebook page. And please feel free to forward this widely.

Thanks all!
Jonah Willihnganz, MFA, PhD
Director, The Stanford Storytelling Project
Stanford University


FELLOW, THE STANFORD STORYTELLING PROJECT Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE)
Stanford University
Job Application Close date: September 23, 2014

Stanford University is seeking a full-time Fellow for the Stanford Storytelling Project, an arts program within the Oral Communication Program. The initial appointment will be for the 2014-15 academic year, with the possibility of re-appointment and the salary range is $50-59k, depending on start date.

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

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.

Job Requirements:

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 media production.

Information and Application Process Instructions:

For a more comprehensive job description and to apply, please visit:

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. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at the Stanford University and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

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