Fellowship Opportunities2019-08-16T02:28:56+08:00


We periodically seek individuals for our Asia Leadership Institute winter and summer teaching fellowship programs. We also have open positions available for teaching and travel opportunities year-round, in conjunction with the conference tours as well as leadership programs we organize in several countries across Asia.

Why Join Us

As a CAL Teaching Fellow, you will play a role in the Center for Asia Leadership’s mission in assisting and empowering individuals, organizations, and governmental bodies to play more active and meaningful leadership roles in their communities.

As a CAL Teaching Fellow, all accommodations, travel expenses, visa fees, official sightseeing programs, and meals during official working days, will be covered. They will also receive a stipend of an agreed-upon amount during the duration of their fellowship. Additional funds may be provided contingent on successful receiving of grants by CAL.

As a CAL teaching fellow, confirmed candidates are automatically opt-in as alumni, and will enjoy special benefits, such as a discount of 10% to current-year Asia Leadership Treks, and will receive early notification of short-term and travel opportunities.

Other unique features about the CAL Fellowship are vast opportunities for the individual to:

  • Practice their teaching, leadership, and consulting skills by teaching either high school, college students, or working professionals;
  • Collaborate with Harvard professors and Harvard alumni on projects;
  • Learn about Asia’s socio-economic issues in several cities from a grassroots perspective;
  • Meaningfully engage with the local community through high impact programs;
  • Build up their network in Asia;
  • Experience local cultural and historical sites.

Individuals who may be interested in international education, and leadership training are strongly encouraged to apply.

Preferred Requirements

We are looking for candidates who:

  • Hold an advanced university degree in a related field;
  • Have at least five years of experience in management, policy, consulting, education, or a related field;
  • Demonstrate evidence of teaching ability using active learning pedagogies or evidence of advanced presentation skills to large groups of people;
  • Demonstrate evidence of effective and respectful interpersonal relationship building with a wide range of people from senior VIPs (ministers/executives) to youths from diverse cultures;
  • Demonstrate evidence of quality research, oral communication, and writing skills;
  • Demonstrate proven management record and skills in common administrative tasks;
  • Exhibit an entrepreneurial spirit, leadership qualities, strong analytical skills and hands-on attitude;
  • Fluent English, with proficiency in an Asian language an asset;
  • Possess adaptive, problem-solving, and strategic mind-set, with attention to detail
  • Knowledgeable across a range of social, economic, and political issues in the Asian region;
  • Have an outgoing, good-natured personality, and proactive and entrepreneurial mindset;
  • Willing to be taught and committed to personal and professional growth.

Other Criteria

  • Current students and recent graduates of Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Columbia, Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, Wharton, or the Tufts Fletcher School are preferred but not required;
  • Experience working in education, leadership, consulting, project or event management;
  • Demonstrated commitment to social responsibility.

Job Description

The scope of fellowship activities includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Leading the design, development, and delivery of workshop series on themes that include, but are not limited to: leadership, public speaking, and entrepreneurship; as well as sessions or seminars on career mentorship, outdoor education, active learning pedagogies, business, politics, diplomacy, and culture – targeted to three client segments:
    • working professionals
    • university students
    • high school students
  • Participating and be willing to be trained to contribute in the development and delivery of programs that may not necessarily fall under one’s area of expertise;
  • Facilitating study groups on basic skills such as:
    • Applying to U.S. universities (choosing the right program, writing an SOP, building a resume),
    • Professional development (dressing for success, making your elevator pitch, managing your online presence);
  • Engaging in active teaching and learning methodologies including case method teaching, simulations, case-in-point teaching, discussion-based teaching, project-based teaching, and self-directed learning;
  • Training and preparing other Teaching Fellows to facilitate in your own designed-programs;
  • Conducting research on organizations, personalities, potential guest speakers, and leadership and social issues in Asia;
  • Producing a range of products including short articles, evaluation reports, and blog posts;
  • Be responsive to audience needs and country directors’ counsel in designing and customizing programs;
  • Engaging with media, policy, and VIP audiences as requested;
  • Be available at organized dinners, plenary sessions, and office hours;
  • Completing an after-program review.

How To Apply

Email [email protected] with the Subject Line “CAL Teaching Fellowship Position


  • Your CV or resume
  • Cover Letter that describes relevant experience, skills, and motivation for this position

Recruitment remains open until the appropriate candidates are appointed. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only applicants short-listed for an interview will be notified.