Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes
NYU Shanghai, Arts And Science

New York University: NYU - Domestic: Shanghai: Arts And Science



Shanghai, China


Start date

Sep 24, 2019



The English for Academic Purposes Program at NYU Shanghai invites applications for full-time Lecturer positions to teach English for Academic Purposes to academically outstanding students from around the world.

Designed as thematically-focused freshmen seminars, these advanced courses will teach integrated skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening), with an emphasis on academic speaking and listening. Lecturers teach six sections (or their equivalent) in a two-semester course sequence (3 sections/semester). You may read more about the program curriculum on our website. EAP 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, 2020; 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 EAP/ESL courses
●    Experience working with students from diverse cultural and language backgrounds
●    Specialized experience teaching content-based speaking and listening
●    PhD or EdD

Minimum qualifications:
●    Two years teaching university-level EAP/ESL courses (Due to Chinese visa regulations, these two years must constitute 24 months of full-time teaching following receipt of the degree.)
●    Master’s degree in TESOL/Applied Linguistics or a related field
●    The ability to design a thematic liberal arts style seminar according to CBLI principles

Application Instructions

Priority deadline is January 10, 2020 (China Standard Time). Review of applications will continue until positions are filled.


Required application materials:
●    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

Candidates who move forward in the interview process will be asked to provide the following supplemental application materials:
●    One-page sample course description, outlining a thematic focus you would like to teach and the integration of language skills into that focus
●    References for 5 texts (essays, readings, videos) you would incorporate into the syllabus

Please visit our website at https://shanghai.nyu.edu/en/about/work-here/open-positions-faculty for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail shanghai.faculty.recruitment@nyu.edu.

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