One-Year Job at NYU-Shanghai

NYU Shanghai’s Global China Studies program and Humanities program are hiring humanities-focused scholars specializing in the study of China for a one-year appointment to help cover curricular needs resulting from the research leaves of our standing faculty.  Disciplinary specialization could include, but is not limited to, Chinese or Sinophone literature, cultural geography, cultural anthropology, urban studies, gender studies, and/or history.  The person hired for this position would be responsible for teaching the NYUSH course titled “The Concept of China,” an introductory interdisciplinary class that examines China as an analytical category as it has been constructed over time in its various geopolitical, cultural, social, linguistic, and literary dimensions.

We seek a specialist on China with a strong research agenda, but who also has a pedagogical commitment to teaching from multiple disciplinary perspectives.  “The Concept of China” is not intended to be a history survey, although as it has been taught in the past, it covers a broad sweep of Chinese history.  It is a one-semester course, but one section will be offered in both Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.  The visiting scholar hired for this position will teach one additional course in Fall 2020 and one additional course in Spring 2021 in their areas of their academic concentration (2/2 load total).  We are seeking a scholar with PhD in hand, who has at least two years of teaching experience.

About NYU Shanghai:

NYU Shanghai is the third degree-granting campus within New York University’s global network.  It is the first higher-education joint venture in China authorized to grant degrees that are 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, NYU Shanghai resides in one of the world’s great cities with a vibrant intellectual community.

NYU Shanghai recruits scholars of the highest caliber who are committed to NYU’s global vision of innovative research and transformative teaching, and who embody the global society in which we live.

Terms of employment at NYU Shanghai are comparable to U.S. institutions with respect to research start-up funds and compensation, and they include housing subsidies and educational subsidies for children.


Application Instructions

Applications are received via Interfolio at: All application materials are due February 1, 2020.  Please include the following:

  • A cover letter detailing both your research interests as well as your teaching experience.
  • Two syllabi for courses the applicant would like to teach in their own specific field of study.
  • A curriculum vitae, which includes contact information for two academic references.

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