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The Emerging Writer Teaching Fellowship in Creative Writing, NYU Shanghai

New York University Shanghai
Posted Date
Nov 16, 2017

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature, Other Humanities
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Writing Program at New York University Shanghai is pleased to invite applications for the inaugural Emerging Writer Teaching Fellowship in Creative Writing. In addition to core first- and second-year writing courses, the Writing Program offers a creative writing minor, and a robust culture of readings and student engagement in the literary arts. The Emerging Writer Fellow will teach a 2:1; all classes will be creative writing workshops. The writer is expected to undertake research and writing for a current project-in-development. The writer must be in residence in Shanghai for the duration of each semester and should participate actively in the literary life of the university, including one or more public readings.

An MFA or PhD in creative writing with at least one book published or under contact with a reputable press, or a produced play or film is required. Writers with expertise in any genre or combination of genres may apply. The successful candidate has a proven record of excellence in teaching university-level creative writing. We are especially interested in candidates whose writing projects require research in the Asia-Pacific region, although this is not a requirement. We do seek individuals who are flexible, outgoing, and enthusiastic about participating in a growing university writing community, open to new environments, and respectful of diverse backgrounds and learning styles.

We provide a competitive salary, benefits, and a housing stipend. The fellowship lasts nine months, beginning in mid-August 2018; contracts are non-renewable.

Applications are due on January 15th, 2018.

 Required application materials:

  • A cover letter, which explains your current writing project(s) and your interest in the fellowship and in Shanghai;
  • A statement of your teaching philosophy;
  • A current CV;
  • A writing sample (10-20 pages).
  • A recommendation letter that speaks to your teaching.


Please visit our website at for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail .


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.


NYU Shanghai is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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