Job description

JOB NO.: 95952-FA

Work Type: Faculty-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Faculty

Position Vacancy ID: 95952-FA

Working Title: Assistant Professor, Politics and Policy of China - Cluster Hire


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 19, 2019

Term: N/A

Advertised Salary:

ACADEMIC (9 months)

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Ph.D. in Political Science/Public Policy with specialization in the politics and policy of China by the start of the appointment.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Candidates with an excellent publication record, or a productive research program with excellent publishing potential, are strongly encouraged to apply.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks to hire a faculty member with research and teaching interests in comparative politics or international relations, with a primary focus on China and a secondary focus on East Asia and the Pacific Rim. Potential areas of substantive expertise in the politics and policy of China include: political and economic development, human rights, environmental politics and policy, international political economy, international security, or international organizations/governance.

The successful candidate will have a primary appointment in either the Department of Political Science or the La Follette School of Public Affairs, with preference given to candidates interested in both political science and public affairs/public policy. Expectations include a commitment to the important functions of research, instruction, and outreach, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to faculty rank. Teaching will include courses to undergraduates as well as graduates. Teaching and research will primarily focus on the successful candidate's area of expertise. This position is part of a research cluster proposed by the Title VI-funded National Resource Center, the Center for East Asian Studies, for the University's Cluster Hiring Initiative ( to enhance cross-disciplinary expertise on contemporary East Asia. Candidates should have an interest in collaborating with the Cluster and with colleagues affiliated with the Center for East Asian Studies. Three candidates will be recruited in this Cluster: 1) Assistant Professor, Sociology of Contemporary Korea [PVL# 95849]; 2) Assistant Professor, Chinese Politics and Policy [PVL# 95952]; and 3) Assistant Professor, Educational Policy Studies in East Asia [PVL # TBD].

Responsibilities include conducting research and teaching at all levels required with service at the professional and university level.

Additional Information:

UW-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our university's interdisciplinary research strength in key areas of current and future research promise, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.


John Zumbrunnen
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

To apply, go to and search for PVL 95952. To begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to create a profile and upload a C.V., cover letter, a research statement, a teaching statement, and 2 samples of written work (please upload these 2 samples together). You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references as part of your online application.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is October 18, 2018, however positions will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Sep 13 2018 Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 9/14/2018
Application Due: 10/25/2018
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