Lecturer in Writing (New York University Shanghai)


The Writing Program at NYU Shanghai invites applications for full-time Lecturer positions to teach writing to academically outstanding students from around the world. Lecturers teach six sections (or their equivalent) of introductory or intermediate writing courses (3 sections/semester). These writing courses are integrated into the writing and cultural foundations elements of the core curriculum. Lecturers also provide mentorship to writing fellows and participate in faculty development programs.

NYU Shanghai is looking for creative individuals who are flexible, outgoing, open to new environments, and respectful of diverse backgrounds and learning styles. Applicants should have a minimum of two years of experience teaching writing at a college or university. Ideal candidates will have experience working with students from diverse cultural and language backgrounds, and will have demonstrated scholarly or creative expertise associated with the social sciences and humanities. We also seek candidates with writing-in-the-disciplines, writing center, and TESOL experience. A PhD is preferred.

Lecturers in the Writing Program attend a faculty orientation in August, participate in regular faculty development workshops throughout the academic year, continue ongoing research in their academic or creative fields, and participate actively in the intellectual life of NYU Shanghai. Appointments are for three years effective August 1, 2018, subject to a review at the end of the first year; contracts are renewable.

Review of applications will begin immediately for Fall 2018 appointments and continue until positions are filled.

Required application materials:

  • A cover letter that explains your interest in teaching writing in Shanghai, specific qualities you will bring to the program, and your teaching philosophy;
  • A current CV;
  • A recent writing sample (10-20 pages).

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.


Please visit our website at http://shanghai.nyu.edu/about/work/faculty-positions for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail shanghai.faculty.recruitment@nyu.edu .

Applications received by February 1, 2018 will be given priority. 

About NYU Shanghai:

NYU Shanghai is the newest 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.