Lecturer, Writing Program

NYU Shanghai
Competitive Salary
Nov 24, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

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, 2021; contracts are renewable.


NYU Shanghai is looking for demonstrated excellence in university-level teaching. Candidates should be creative individuals who are flexible, outgoing, open to new environments, and respectful of diverse backgrounds and learning styles.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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.

Required Qualifications

  • Two years teaching university-level composition or other writing intensive courses as the instructor of record;
  • PhD, EdD, or terminal degree (ex. MFA).
Application Instructions

Application deadline is January 1, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. At time of application, candidates are required to submit:

  • Cover letter describing your experience relevant to the position
  • Current CV 
  • 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 may be asked to provide the following supplemental application materials, among others: 

  • A student paper that represents advanced work;
  • assignments for that paper;
  • a reflective letter in which you assess the student‘s written performance. 

For questions, applicants may contact shanghai.faculty.recruitment@nyu.edu. 


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