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Clinical Assistant Professor, Writing Program, NYU Shanghai

The Writing Program at NYU Shanghai invites applications for multiple full-time Clinical Assistant Professor positions to teach writing to academically outstanding students from around the world. These multi-disciplinary writing courses are integrated into the writing and cultural foundations elements of the core curriculum. 

The Writing Program is currently in a “building phase;” therefore, we are hiring multiple positions. We are particularly interested in applicants with backgrounds in writing across the curriculum (WAC), scientific and technical writing, or writing in the social sciences. The Writing Program also offers courses in writing studies, journalism, and creative writing. We encourage applicants with backgrounds in these areas to also apply. Finally, we seek applicants with strong backgrounds in and commitments to multilingual pedagogies. 

This is a Full-Time Continuing Contract (FTCC) Faculty position. Candidates must have completed a terminal degree by the time of appointment in January 2023. Typical appointments are on 3-to-5-year terms. While we seek applications from candidates with an active research profile, successful candidates will be hired and evaluated on the basis of teaching and service. 

Clinical Assistant Professors in the Writing Program teach six sections (or their equivalent) of introductory or intermediate writing courses (3 sections/semester). Opportunities exist for promotion to Clinical Associate Professor and Clinical Professor, which include reduced course loads and longer contracts. Courses are capped at 16 but generally enroll 12 students per section. 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. The university offers a strong and competitive benefits package that reflects the international nature of the institution, including discretionary funds for professional development. 


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 

● Three years teaching university-level composition or other writing intensive courses as the instructor of record; 

● Experience working with students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds; 

● Expertise in any of the following areas: writing and rhetoric studies, science and technical writing, social science writing, multilingual writing, digital cultures, WAC/WID, and Asian and Asian-American cultures or Studies. 

Required Qualifications 

● Two years teaching university-level composition or other writing intensive courses as the instructor of record; 

● PhD, EdD, or other terminal degree. 

Application Instructions 

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 supplemental application materials, such as: 

● A student paper that represents advanced work; 

● Assignments for that paper; 

● A reflective letter in which you assess the student‘s written performance.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, follow this link 

If you have any questions, please email the NYU Shanghai NY Office of Faculty Recruitment 

Terms of employment at NYU Shanghai are comparable to NYU New York and other U.S. institutions. 

About NYU Shanghai 

NYU Shanghai is the third degree-granting campus within New York University’s global network. It is the first higher education joint venture in China authorized to grant degrees that are 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, NYU Shanghai resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai recruits scholars of the highest caliber who are committed to NYU's global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research and who embody the global society in which we live. 

NYU’s global network includes degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, complemented by fourteen 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. 

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NYU Shanghai is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity, and social inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from under-represented individuals in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity. NYU Shanghai affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach.

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