The Global Writing & Speaking Fellowship is designed for graduating college seniors and young professionals who have recently completed their academic study programs. Fellows serve as English language writing and speaking tutors for undergraduates at NYU Shanghai, the third degree-granting campus in NYU's global network, joining NYU in New York and NYU Abu Dhabi. Opened in 2013, NYU Shanghai is a world-class liberal arts and sciences research university with half of the student body drawn from China and half from over 60 other countries.
The primary responsibility of the Fellow is to provide academic tutoring and support. In addition, Fellows develop their leadership, project management, and intercultural communication skills by providing support to different departments through an Institutional Enrichment Project. This might include mentoring student groups, developing support for students pursuing careers/graduate school, or launching new initiatives that contribute to intellectual life on campus. Fellows are also asked to provide support to the larger community by proctoring exams or offering academic coaching to students who need extra support. Fellows also complete an independent writing project over the course of the academic year, with mentorship from a member of the NYU Shanghai Faculty.
192,000 RMB stipend
Immigration support and work visa/permit sponsorship (for non-Chinese nationals)
Relocation and repatriation travel allowance
Housing allowance for local accommodation
Healthcare and life and AD&D insurance
Statutory social insurances and housing provident funds (for Chinese nationals)
Statutory holidays and leave days
Candidates must have received high distinction during their college and early professional careers, and they must be gifted writers. Experience teaching or tutoring writing is helpful, but not required. We also value evidence of initiative and judgment, as well as skill working with people from different cultures. The fellowship will be a 10-month appointment from August 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022. Usually, a first-year Fellow can apply for a second-year returning fellowship for another 12 months.
Minimum of a bachelor's degree by July 2021, obtaining a diploma by the end of May preferred
Two years of tutoring/teaching experience or a Master's degree preferred
Excellent academic record
Note: Candidates with fewer than two years of continuous formal teaching experience may be required to participate in an unpaid one-week work certification training in China prior to the beginning of the Fellowship.
Candidates will submit the following for consideration:
Three letters of reference (two should be from faculty or research supervisors)
Transcript (Bachelor's and, if applicable, Master's)
Five-page sample of recent academic writing (may be an excerpt from a longer paper)
Additionally, we would like to know about you as a learner, writer, teacher, and colleague. In responding to the following prompts, you should feel free to deploy whatever voices you choose. Please upload all of your answers in one PDF.
Please show us what you value as a teacher and as a learner--in general and with writing specifically. You might choose to describe a challenge or breakthrough moment in your own learning or writing, you might suggest an ideal first-year writing program, or you might go in another direction.
Englishas a Second Language (200-300 words)
Please show us how you would approach teaching non-native speakers of English.
Professional Development (200-300 words)
Please show us what creative or critical work you plan to pursue in the coming years. Where do you see yourself in five years?
Please show us what attracts you to Shanghai as a place to live and work.
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