Visiting Assistant Professor in Literature

New York University Shanghai


New York University: NYU - Shanghai: Shanghai


Shanghai, China

Start date

Dec 21, 2020


NYU Shanghai is currently inviting applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature beginning Fall 2021. NYU Shanghai seeks candidates who have a clearly demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching. In particular, strong candidates will have experience in teaching broad survey courses in English-language literature. We especially welcome candidates with research and teaching experience in gender and sexuality studies, and in fields that cross a variety of geographic regions and/or temporal periods.

The teaching load for this visiting appointment is two courses per term (most likely two general survey courses, and two seminars in the candidate’s areas of expertise). Candidates should hold a PhD in English Language and Literature, Comparative Literature, or a closely-related field at the time of appointment. 

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, 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.

Application Instructions

Applications may be received until February 15, 2021. Review of applications will begin at time of application, and will continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please email

Applicants will submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching interests, a syllabus for one survey course, and at least one writing sample. Additionally, applicants will submit a document listing the names and email addresses of three (3) referees that can provide a letter, or comment, on their behalf. 

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