Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Psychology

New York University Shanghai

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China, Shanghai

Open Date

Aug 28, 2021


NYU Shanghai invites applications for a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship with an expected start date of January 1, 2023. This is a residential fellowship for an entire academic or calendar year and entails one semester of teaching and one semester dedicated to the fellow’s own scholarly work.

During the teaching semester, Fellows will teach the lab component of Introduction to Psychology, a popular course usually taken by first or second-year undergraduates at NYU Shanghai. The lab component fulfills the University’s Experimental Discovery Core Curriculum requirement and aims to provide an understanding of the experimental methodologies used to investigate psychological phenomena (e.g., cognition and behavior). The Experimental Discovery component is designed to provide hands-on experience in experimental research for students who formulate and examine research questions,  design and execute experiments, collect data, collect and clean data sets, run basic statistical analyses, and draft summary reports.

Teaching responsibilities include the following:

  • Preparing course materials
  • Helping students understand the texts covered in the course
  • Preparing for the weekly lab sessions to maximize discussion and participation
  • Grading assignments and examinations
  • Assessing overall student progress
  • Giving lectures in the Introduction to Psychology course related to the lab component
  • Holding office hours for student consultations
  • Participating in meetings to discuss administrative and/or pedagogical matters related to the course

The non-teaching semester is devoted to the Fellow’s own research. Each Fellow will be paired with a mentor amongst the Psychology faculty at NYU Shanghai. Possible synergies with the fellow’s and the professor’s research agendas are desirable. Additionally, Fellows are expected to engage with the larger intellectual life of NYU Shanghai, participating in, or possibly organizing, academic events of interest to the University community, or otherwise contributing to the intellectual mission of the University. Fellows are expected to remain in residence for the full academic or calendar year but will have a research fund for travel to conferences or research sites.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please email the NYU Shanghai NY Office of Faculty Recruitment

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


Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. (to-be-)conferred no later than spring 2022  and no earlier than 2019 in any field of psychology. Competence in experimental design and analysis required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experimental experience is strongly preferred
  • Prior teaching assistant or lab instruction experience, preferred
  • Previous teaching experience preferred

Experience teaching non-native speakers of English preferred

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