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GAF Writing Ad 2014-2015

GAF Writing Ad 2014-2015

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Global Academic Fellowship, Writing New York University Abu Dhabi November 15, 2013
New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) is searching for Global Academic Fellows (GAFs) specializing in writing to participate in its highly-selective Global Academic Fellowship Program. This Program is designed for young professionals who have recently completed their academic study, have a passion for their discipline and wish to share this enthusiasm with high-achieving international students. The Global Academic Fellowship Program provides unique opportunities to explore teaching, work closely with faculty, serve an international population, gain administrative experience, and enhance a developing university community both as a leader and community member. GAFs provide academic support and enrichment to the outstanding student body of NYUAD who herald from over 100 countries and speak nearly 100 distinct languages. GAFs ensure that these students not only succeed but excel in their academic and personal development. Global Academic Fellows in the Writing Program play an integral role in the development of
students’ written and oral expression throughout the four years of their NYUAD education—
from the first-year experience to the Capstone project. Writing GAFs help the writing faculty with assessment and course placement; serve as writing and/or speech consultants in the Writing Center; give individualized tutorials as part of
 Analysis & Expression
 and writing-intensive classes; may provide writing support in secondary academic assignments; consult with faculty on best writing and speaking practices across the curriculum; provide individual and group support for Capstone projects; and support Writing Program and Writing Center initiatives (such as special workshops, website development, and curricular or extra-curricular events). Writing GAFs participate in development workshops throughout the year, engage in their own writing projects, and will be asked to meet deadlines and share their ongoing work as part of staff development. In addition to academic support, GAFs frequently partner with various departments to enhance the services provided to students and faculty as well as to develop skill-sets to prepare them for their post-fellowship endeavors. Previous GAFs have been admitted to graduate schools and professional programs at distinguished institutions (NYU, Harvard, Rockefeller, Yale, Columbia, and NYU Polytechnic). Others have been inspired by their GAF work and have chosen to pursue careers in higher education administration, from career development services to special events management, from student life coordination to academic program management.
HIGHLIGHTS
$25,000 fellowship stipend Housing provided Round trip transportation to Abu Dhabi Health benefits Relocation and transportation allowances
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Global Academic Fellowship, Writing New York University Abu Dhabi November 15, 2013 QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
 Excellent academic record (minimum 3.5 cumulative G.P.A.) Specialization, major, and/or tutoring experience in discipline of application Demonstrated dedication to student learning and achievement
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Tutoring experience preferred but not required
 APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Please submit the following 1)
 
Your CV 2)
 
Cover Letter 3)
 
All university-
level transcripts (Bachelor’s,
and,
if applicable, Master’s)
 4)
 
Statements in response to the prompts below (please keep to the word limits) 5)
 
Three References who can speak to your performance as a writer, researcher, and/or tutor PLEASE NOTE: When applying, please ensure to upload your CV and cover letter under the relevant boxes.
Transcripts and the writing samples should be uploaded as a single file under the ‘Other Document’ box.
Statements of Teaching, Research, and Place The following statements will give us a better sense of how you might contribute to our community. Each of your responses may take different forms
 narrative, declarative, speculative- and feel free to approach each differently. Across these prompts, try to give us a sense of who you are as a learner, writer, teacher, and colleague.
Teaching Statement 
 (400-500 words) Give us a sense of what you value as a teacher and as a learner
 both in general and in terms of writing pedagogy. Include specific details from your experience, observation, and participation in your university classes. For example, describe a challenge or breakthrough moment in your own learning or writing process. We are also interested in your observation of how one of your professors facilitated moments like these through his or her curriculum design. As part of this statement, tell us about the way writing is taught at your university and describe your idea of an ideal first-year writing program. What aspects of academic writing should be prioritized?
English as a Second Language
 (200-300 words) Students at NYU Abu Dhabi are among the best in their countries in terms of academic achievement. They have lively minds and are extremely hardworking. At the same time, English is often a second or third language and many students have not yet learned the conventions of academic writing. Describe any experiences you have had working with non-native English
speakers and how you have adapted your teaching or tutoring strategies to help them. If you don’t
have experience in this area please describe a few tutoring strategies you might employ to help students at NYU Abu Dhabi.
Research Statement 
 (200-300 words)

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