March 15 Teaching Fellowship at NYU-Shanghai, 2016-17



Global Perspectives on Society (GPS) is a required course for first-year undergraduates at NYU Shanghai. Taught by NYU Shanghai Professor of History Duane Corpis, GPS is a
fall semester course devoted to examining central questions in society through the study of key concepts and texts on the individual in society, and to developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills central to a liberal arts education.

Teaching Fellows are responsible for leading one recitation session each week for each of three sections of approximately 15 students; half the students in each section will be
Chinese nationals, and half will be international students. Responsibilities include helping students to understand the texts and concepts and to be active listeners and participants in class discussions; designing and grading paper assignments and examinations; and designing other classroom activities as appropriate.

Teaching Fellows are expected to participate in the larger intellectual life of NYU Shanghai by participating in faculty seminars and making public presentations of their own scholarly work in the spring semester, and carrying out such other responsibilities as they may from time to time be called upon to fulfill. The teaching responsibilities of the fellowship are in the fall semester; the spring semester is devoted to research. Teaching Fellows are expected to remain in residence for the full academic year.


  • A Ph.D., J.D., or ABD status in the Social Sciences, Humanities, or the law
  • Previous teaching experience preferred, but not required
  • Familiarity with China preferred, but not required
  • Experience teaching non-native-speakers of English preferred, but not required

Salary and Benefits:

  • RMB 248,000 fellowship stipend
  • One-year appointment beginning August 2016, with possibility of one-year renewal
  • Visa sponsorship, if required
  • Housing provided
  • Health benefits
  • Research funds available
  • Round-trip transportation to Shanghai
  • Relocation and transportation allowance

Application Process:

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Applications must include:

  • Cover letter
  • CV, with names of 2 references (must include committee chair for ABDs)
  • Transcript
  • Brief statement of academic or intellectual interests and research
  • Application deadline: March 15, 2016, or until positions are filled

About NYU Shanghai

NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within the NYU Global Network University, a multi-site network with three degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, which are 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. NYU Shanghai 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.

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