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
Tutoring experience preferred but not required
Please submit the following 1)
Your CV 2)
Cover Letter 3)
level transcripts (Bachelor’s,
if applicable, Master’s)
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.
(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.