Global Writing & Speaking Fellowship, Academic Resource Center

Updated: 12 days ago
Job Type: FullTime

The Global Writing & Speaking Fellowship is designed for graduating college seniors and young professionals. Fellows serve as English language writing and speaking tutors at the Academic Resource Center for undergraduates at NYU Shanghai. 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.

The main responsibilities include: 

  • Provide academic support to NYU Shanghai students, including one-on-one tutoring consultations, new student orientation and in-class workshops, academic support for probation students, prospective student interviews, exam proctoring, etc.;
  • Provide support to different departments through Institutional Enrichment Projects. 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;
  • Provide support to the larger community by staffing university-level events on a need basis;
  • Complete an independent writing project over the course of the academic year, with mentorship from a member of the NYU Shanghai Faculty;
  • Provide support to other tasks or projects when needed.

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree within 3 years;
  • Excellent academic records and writing skills;
  • Experienced or have received professional training in academic writing in English;
  • Experience of teaching or tutoring writing is preferred;
  • Familiar with western higher education system and have a basic understanding of academic support for college students;
  • Willing to take initiative and share innovative ideas;
  • Good at communication, collaboration, time management, and multitasking;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently in a cross-cultural environment.

How to apply

Please send the following materials to in a single PDF document and name the document in the following format: LAST NAME, first name - W&S Fellowship application MM/DD/YYYY (application submission date), eg. DOE, John - W&S Fellowship application 04/28/2021 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter 
  • Transcript (Bachelor’s and, if applicable, Master’s) 
  • Two-page sample of recent academic writing (may be an excerpt from a longer paper) 
  • Essay Responses: 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. 
    • Teaching (200-300 words) Please show us what you value as a teacher and as a learner in general. You can describe a challenge or breakthrough moment in your own learning, suggest an ideal first-year program from the perspective of your own experience, or come up with your own idea.
    • Writing tutoring (200-300 words) Please state your teaching philosophy in terms of writing tutoring. How do you imagine yourself providing tutoring and academic support to NYUSH students? 
    • English as a Second Language (200-300 words) Please show us how you would approach tutoring 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? 

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    About NYU Shanghai


    NYU Shanghai  is China’s first Sino-US research university and the third degree-granting campus of the NYU Global Network. We were founded in 2012 by New York University and East China Normal University with the support of the city of Shanghai and the district of Pudong. 


    NYU Shanghai seeks to cultivate globally-minded graduates through innovative teaching, world-class research, and a commitment to public service. 


    Our student body currently consists of nearly 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, half of whom are from China. Students from the United States and some 70 other countries represent the other half. Our faculty of renowned scholars, innovators, and educators are recruited from the world’s best research universities.


    NYU Shanghai is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. We are proud of its diverse and talented staff members, who work together to build and sustain this unique and pioneering institution of higher education in China. 

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