The Writing Program at NYU Shanghai invites applications for full-time Lecturer positions to teach writing to academically outstanding students from around the world. These writing courses are integrated into the writing and cultural foundations elements of the core curriculum.
Lecturers in the Writing Program teach six sections (or their equivalent) of introductory or intermediate writing courses (3 sections/semester). You may read more about the Writing Curriculum on our website. Writing faculty attend pre-semester faculty meetings, participate in regular faculty development workshops throughout the academic year, participate in institutional service, and may continue ongoing research and practice in their academic or creative fields. Appointments are for 3 years effective September 1, 2019; contracts are renewable.
Four years teaching university-level composition or other writing intensive courses as the instructor of record;
Experience working with students from diverse cultural and language backgrounds;
Experience in any of the following areas: WID/WAC, Writing Centers, TESOL, creative writing, or humanities scholarship.
Two years teaching university-level composition or other writing intensive courses as the instructor of record; due to Chinese visa regulations, these two years must constitute 24 months of full-time teaching which come after receipt of the degree.
PhD, EdD, or terminal degree (ex. MFA).
Priority deadline is December 16, 2018 (China Standard Time). Review of applications will continue until positions are filled.
Required application materials:
Cover letter describing your experience relevant to the position
One-page teaching philosophy
Reference list or letters of recommendation; some references should speak to teaching experience and effectiveness
Optional: Course evaluation reports
Candidates who move forward in the interview process will be asked to provide the following supplemental application materials:
A student paper that represents advanced work;
Assignments for that paper;
A reflective letter in which you assess the student‘s written performance.
About New York University Shanghai
NYU Shanghai is the third degree-granting campus within the NYU Global Network University. It is the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the U.S. as well as in China. All teaching is conducted in English. A research university with liberal arts and science at its core, it resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai recruits scholars who are committed to NYU’s global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research.
New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. There are three degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, and complemented by eleven additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global