Lecturers in World Languages; Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Spanish

New York University Shanghai

New York University: NYU - Shanghai: Shanghai: Arts And Science: World Languages


Shanghai, China

Start date

Oct 20, 2020


NYU Shanghai invites applications for full-time Language Lecturer positions to teach to a diverse group of students from around the world. We are seeking applicants to teach the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Spanish. For candidates in Chinese Language, we are particularly interested in those who have experience teaching creative writing and who can help us develop a course in the field.

NYU Shanghai is looking for dynamic individuals who are eager to contribute to its growing language programs through innovative teaching, student-centered initiatives, faculty development, and participation in the intellectual life of NYU Shanghai. Appointments are for three years effective September 1, 2021, subject to a review at the end of the first year; contracts are renewable. 

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.


Applicants should have near-native fluency in the language(s) of instruction, a Master’s degree in a related field, and at least two years of post-degree teaching experience in a college or university setting. Candidates must be able to teach at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels of a rigorous and demanding undergraduate language program, and should have experience teaching in culturally diverse classrooms.

Application Instructions

The deadline for applications is December 1, 2021. To apply, please submit:

  • Cover Letter (Please list which languages are interested in teaching.)
  • CV
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Document Listing the Names of Three (3) References