Writing and Speaking Fellows

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Writing and Speaking Fellowship

The NYU Shanghai Writing and Speaking Fellowship enables accomplished individuals with a passion for teaching to provide academic support and enrichment to the students who make up NYU Shanghai's multicultural student body.



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Learn more about this 10-month teaching and professional-development fellowship.


Info Sessions

Info Sessions on Writing and Speaking Fellowship will be held at the following times:

  • Tuesday, November 12, 9:00 AM (Beijing Time)/Monday, November 11, 8:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

  • Tuesday, December 3, 9:00 AM (Beijing Time)/Monday, December 2, 8:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

Anyone interested should sign up no later than 24 hours in advance and will receive the link to join before the session.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the Fellowship?

The NYU Shanghai Writing and Speaking Fellowship enables accomplished individuals with a passion for teaching to provide academic support and enrichment to the students who make up NYU Shanghai’s multicultural student body.

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 curricular and co-curricular support. 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 immersed in a pioneering model of international higher education. Fellows are also invited to complete an independent writing project over the course of the academic year, with mentorship from a member of the NYU Shanghai Faculty.

  • Who is the ideal Fellow?

The Fellowship is designed for high-achieving young professionals from a variety of disciplines with an interest in education, leadership and cross-cultural communication. Fellows have a demonstrated dedication to student learning and achievement and an interest in teaching. For more information please see the biographies of current Fellows here.

  • What sorts of professional development opportunities does the Fellowship offer?

Fellows hone professional skills through a rigorous training and orientation program prior to the start of the fall term and ongoing professional development throughout the year. By working closely with faculty members, Fellows have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in a particular subject area and develop their skills as teachers.

During the program, Fellows are given dedicated time to pursue a personal project with faculty mentorship. Projects can range from research to creative writing to program initiatives that help meet a need in the university.

Fellows have gone on to pursue a variety of educational and professional paths. For example, some have attended graduate programs at institutions such as NYU, Columbia University, Harvard University, UC Berkeley, and Yale University. Others have been inspired by their experience and have chosen to pursue careers in higher education administration at NYU and beyond.

  • Are there any other additional requirements?

Accepted candidates with fewer than two years of continuous formal teaching experience may be required to complete TEFL training prior to the beginning of the Fellowship. Expenses related to certification will be reimbursed by NYU Shanghai. If you have any questions about this, email shanghai.writing.fellowship@nyu.edu.

  • What is the application process and timeline?

January 6

Applicants submit their materials before the priority deadline

January and early February

First round interviews with WSFs
Late January to mid-February

Second round interviews with faculty

Mid-march Applicants notified regarding selection

Finalists will be notified after second-round interviews have been held.