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Clinical Professor (Open Rank) of Teaching and Learning in TESOL; Director, MA in TESOL Program

NYU Shanghai
Shanghai (CN)
Closing date
Apr 18, 2023

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Teacher Educator
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Teacher Education
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NYU Shanghai invites applications for a full-time Clinical Professor (Open Rank) of Teaching and Learning in Multilingual Multicultural Studies / TESOL who will also serve as the Director of the MA in TESOL Program at NYU Shanghai.

The successful candidate will teach graduate-level courses and supervise final student research projects. He / she will also spearhead the academic administration and operation of the MA in TESOL program, a 30-credit, 2-year degree jointly offered with the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

The ability to teach courses relating to topics such as theory and practice of world languages, structure of American English, elementary and secondary second language classrooms, linguistic analysis, second language acquisition, and / or similar topics is preferred.

Since its launch in 2018, the NYU Shanghai – NYU Steinhardt MA in TESOL program has admitted five cohorts totaling nearly 100 students consisting of in-service and aspiring teachers hailing from public schools, private schools,  international schools, educational startups, tutoring companies, and other related institutions in China.

The Clinical Professor (Open Rank) and Director has an important role as the lead faculty of the TESOL program. He / she is the primary person responsible for the advancement and development of the program, building up other instructors and supervising staff, overseeing admissions, engaging with external partners, and promoting student life, alumni relations, and professional development. The successful candidate will also work closely with the NYU Shanghai Office of Graduate and Advanced Education and the NYU Steinhardt Department of Teaching and Learning, especially the TESOL, Bilingual, and World Language Education program in NYU New York.

For more information about the NYU Shanghai – NYU Steinhardt MA in TESOL program, visit

This is a Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty (FTCC) position. Typical initial appointments are on 12-month terms of 3 years with the possibility of long-term renewal.

Rank, either Clinical Assistant, Clinical Associate, or full Clinical Professor, will be commensurate with experience. Candidates must have a doctorate degree as well as prior teaching experience and an enthusiastic commitment to TESOL education. Deep experience relating to China and fluency in Chinese are also highly valued, although not required.

The position is 100% in person in Shanghai. If relocation is necessary, NYU Shanghai can provide an allowance toward covering such related costs.

About NYU Shanghai:
NYU Shanghai is one of three degree-granting campuses 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 that attracts students from around the world, 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 transformative teaching and innovative research and who embody the global society in which we live. 

NYU’s global network includes degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, complemented by fourteen additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

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NYU Shanghai is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity, and social inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from under-represented individuals in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity. NYU Shanghai affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach.

About NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development:
Founded in 1890 as the first school of pedagogy in the US, today NYU Steinhardt advances the education, health, and well-being of people and communities around the world. We achieve this by fostering knowledge, creativity, and innovation at the crossroads of culture, education, and human development.

Our academic programs rank among the country’s best and our faculty and alumni regularly earn national and international recognition in their fields – from Pulitzer Prizes to Grammy Awards.

Steinhardt is committed to a holistic understanding of human development across the lifespan and address the full range of the human experience with more than 150 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees and more than 20 advanced certificates and artist diplomas. Across 11 departments and 13 research centers and institutes, our collaborative innovation and spirit provide students and faculty unique, interdisciplinary opportunities.

Application Instructions
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names of three references, and statement of teaching interests / philosophy. If desired, candidates may also submit a statement of research and illustrative publications / writing samples.

To apply, follow this link: Questions or inquiries about the position may be directed to

Terms of employment at NYU Shanghai are comparable to NYU New York and other U.S. institutions.

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