Schwarzman College Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow

Full-Time Faculty Position at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University
Beijing, China

Position Summary

The Schwarzman Scholars Program is recruiting Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows (PTF) for the 2024-2025 academic year, to be based at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University, Beijing China.

About The Organization

Designed to inspire the next generation of global leaders, the Schwarzman Scholars program is the most significant of its kind since the Rhodes Trust was founded in 1902. With nearly $600 million raised so far, it is also the single largest philanthropic effort ever undertaken in China by largely international donors.

The 100-200 scholars chosen annually for this highly selective program work towards a one-year Master’s Degree in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing — one of China’s most prestigious universities. As individuals who want to have a positive impact on the world, Schwarzman Scholars are selected based on their academic credentials, extracurricular interests, and leadership potential.

Major Responsibilities

Schwarzman College PTFs work as part of the Academics team and play a vital role in helping the Schwarzman Scholars program in fulfilling its mission by ensuring academic success of courses and students. PTFs will fulfill the following three main academic roles: teaching support, academic support, and student advising.

The main responsibility for the PTFs will be to support teaching in large (60+ students) core courses at Schwarzman College, working closely with core course professors to assist in leading discussion and tutorial sessions for large lecture courses in two of the core areas of the curriculum: Global Affairs and China.

Additional Responsibilities would include serving as:

  • All around in-house tutor and mentor to the Scholars, providing academic counseling, Capstone advice and support as needed; Capstone workshops, and interim Capstone report review.
  • Ad-hoc advising and support to Schwarzman College Career Services team for Scholars interested in pursuing doctoral studies after their Schwarzman Scholars year;
  • Support teaching in additional core courses, as arranged with SC faculty. All PTFs will be expected to support two modules of the China core course and up to three modules of the Global Affairs core course, arranged once enrollment numbers are known; and
  • Writing tutor as an affiliate of the Schwarzman College Writing Center and provide assistance to Scholars with academic writing (as needed).

Skills, Experience, and Qualifications

Individuals with the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:

  1. Doctoral degree required. Degree must be awarded no later than June 2024 in public policy, political science, economics, international relations, history, or other relevant fields with a focus on China;
  2. Fluency in English (for purposes of teaching, research and communications);
  3. International experience and knowledge and experience working in or on China. Educational background in the United States and/or Europe is preferred.

Chinese passport holders are encouraged to apply.

To Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and summary of teaching experience, including teaching evaluations, and three letters of reference to (subject line: SC Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow). Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until March 31, 2024. Preference will be given to applications submitted by February 15, 2024.