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Clinical Associate Professor/Clinical Professor and Head of Language Programs, NYU Shanghai (Shanghai, China)


Clinical Associate Professor/Clinical Professor and Head of Language Programs
NYU Shanghai

NYU Shanghai seeks a Clinical Associate Professor or Clinical Professor and Head of Language Programs to oversee and develop its language programs. Currently these include required undergraduate courses in Chinese at the elementary to advanced levels; post-advanced courses in Chinese; and elementary Spanish and French courses. We anticipate expanding our offerings in the coming years to include a range of other languages. The study of Chinese and other languages is also integral to our developing graduate programs.


The Head of Language Programs will report directly to the Dean of Arts and Sciences.  The primary responsibilities for this position include:
• Work closely with the Director of the Chinese language department;
• Together with the Director, work to enhance and expand Chinese language course offerings;
• Supervise the curricula in other languages and the faculty teaching them;
• Work with new and expanding majors and degree programs to incorporate language study;
• Work to establish symmetries and consistency among the NYU Shanghai language programs and the language programs in New York and Abu Dhabi (NYU’s degree granting campuses), as well as NYU’s study centers around the world;
• The Head of Language Programs will also work closely with the Director of NYU Shanghai’s Writing Program, which offers courses in expository and creative writing and English for Academic Purposes;
• Work on other relevant initiatives as assigned by the Dean.

The Head of Language Programs is expected to foster an environment that promotes excellence in language teaching and learning; incorporate new methodologies and technologies in language teaching and learning; promote the professional development of the instructional staff; assess the quality of the language courses and the student experience; and teach two courses a year in his or her discipline.


An earned doctorate in a relevant field is required. Candidates should have demonstrated teaching excellence and an interest in teaching in a diverse, international setting. Familiarity with examinations for certification of language proficiency is desirable. Experience teaching non-native speakers of English preferred, but not required. This is a contract position with the possibility of renewal.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Candidates selected for interviews will be notified in October and November 2017. We intend to fill the position by December 2017.  The position will begin in August 2018.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation via this link .  Please visit our website  for instructions and other information. If you have any questions, please e-mail

About NYU Shanghai:

NYU Shanghai is the newest 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, it 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 eleven 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.

NYU Shanghai is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who are under-represented 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.

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