NYU Shanghai Global Academic Fellowship

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Campus Deadline: December 9, 2015
NYU Shanghai Official Website and Application


The New York University (NYU) Global Academic Fellowship (GAF) Program in Shanghai, China 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 Award

This is a 10-month teaching and professional development fellowship at NYU’s Shanghai campus. The primary assignment of the Fellowship (about 30 hours/week) is providing academic support for students. Additionally, Fellows take on an “Institutional Enrichment Project” (about 10 hours/week) that matches their interests and skills and meets a need of the university. Finally, Fellows are expected to serve as staff facilitators during student orientations and key university events throughout the year.


  • $25,000 fellowship stipend
  • Round trip transportation to Shanghai and relocation allowance
  • Medical insurance
  • Housing benefits in Shanghai
  • Tax consultation
  • 10-month appointment from July 30 - May 30


Candidates must be US citizens who are college graduates by the start of the grant period. Candidates may be from a variety of disciplines with an interest in teaching, education, leadership and cross-cultural communication. In addition, candidates must have an excellent academic record for Shanghai.

Competitive candidates have had a GPA of 3.7 or above in their major and graduated from a bachelor's or master's degree program no more than 3 years before the fellowship start date.

Preferred disciplines: Biology, Business & Finance, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math & Statistics, Physics, Writing & Speaking.

The Application

GAF Applicants submit via email the following in one PDF to the ORC by 5pm on the campus deadline. Letters of recommendation should be emailed to the ORC separately from the references:

1. Resume

2. Statement of Purpose (500-1000 words) that shows:
a) the teacher and learner that you have become, broadly and within your discipline specifically
b) how you will approach teaching a diverse group of students, including non-native speakers of English
c) how you intend to develop as a learner and professional, identifying specific research or creative work that you intend to pursue ove the next year or two
d) how you will thrive within NYU Shanghai and the city of Shanghai while living and working here

3. Transcripts (official or unofficial)

4. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation with at least one from a faculty member (Recommenders should email dmurk@stanford.edu with the Subject line: NYU Shanghai Rec. Letter - Last Name of student) Note: Three (3) Letters of Recommendation with at least two from faculty or research supervisor, are needed for Writing & Speaking applicants.

5. Writing & Speaking applicants have specialized requirements. Please view NYU website for details.

Nomination Process

Stanford can nominate up to three (3) candidates to forward to NYU Shanghai for further consideration. No more than two (2) nomiees can be submitted for each discipline group. Nominated applicants will be interviewed in January.

Questions? Contact: Diane Murk dmurk@stanford.edu


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