Global Writing and Speaking Fellowship


​​The NYU Shanghai Global 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.


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

Info Sessions

Info Sessions

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

  • Monday, November 28, 9:00 AM (Beijing Time) / Sunday, November 27, 8:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
  • Tuesday, December 13, 9:00 PM (Beijing Time) / Tuesday, December 13, 8:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time)

Interested in joining an info session? Please sign up no later than 24 hours in advance before each session. We will email you a Zoom link prior to the start of the session.

Application Deadline

Regular Deadline: 11:59 PM, January 2nd, 2023 (Beijing time, GMT+8)

Extended Deadline: The application deadline for the fellowship is now extended and the recruitment will be on a rolling basis. You are strongly advised to submit all application materials as early as possible. Please also coordinate with your recommenders to submit reference letters no later than two weeks after your submission of the application. For requirements and instructions for submission, please refer to the "Applications Instructions" section on the NYU Shanghai Career Site page.

Due to the constraints of the visa application timeline, international applicants (i.e. applicants of non-Chinese nationalities) should submit all application materials by the end of February. If you are unable to submit your application by then, we strongly encourage you to apply for the AY 24-25 cycle. Information about the AY 24-25 cycle will be updated on this website in late October or early November.

Please email if you have any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Fellowship
What is the Fellowship?

The NYU Shanghai Global 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.

Fellows’ primary responsibility 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 are the application materials?

To apply for the NYU Shanghai Global Writing and Speaking Fellowship, candidates need to submit the following six application materials:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume (A resume is sufficient, even though the Interfolio application portal may ask for a CV).
  • Three letters of reference (two should be from faculty or research supervisors), (Letter writers can still submit recommendation letters after the application deadline, but please encourage recommenders to submit as early as possible).
  • Transcript (Bachelor’s and, if applicable, Master’s - Unofficial transcripts are accepted during the application phase; official transcripts will be required if admitted).
  • Five-page sample of recent academic writing (may be an excerpt from a longer paper).
  • Essay responses with regard to teaching, English as a second language, professional development, etc. (Please see details in the Job Description).
What 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, as well as 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?
  • Under the regulation of Chinese Laws, candidates should be Chinese citizens or native speakers of English. Admission to the Fellowship is subject to the local Chinese Immigration Policy. A work visa of the fellowship can only be issued to passport holders of designated English-speaking countries.
  • Ideally, a non-Chinese candidate will obtain a physical diploma by the end of May 2022. If not, the immigration process may be delayed by two months.
  • Accepted international candidates with fewer than two years of continuous formal teaching experience may be required to complete TEFL training and certification, prior to the start of the Fellowship. Expenses related to certification will be reimbursed by NYU Shanghai.
  • If you have any questions, email
What is the application process and timeline?
Time Events
January 2nd Application submission deadline
Early to Mid-February First round interviews with the ARC management team
Mid-February to Mid-March Second round interviews with writing faculty
Late March All applicants notified of selection decision