Job description

JOB NO.: 95849-FA

Work Type: Faculty-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific, Other

Employment Class: Faculty

Position Vacancy ID: 95849-FA

Working Title: Assistant Professor of Sociology of Contemporary Korea - 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. required in Sociology or related area prior to start of appointment.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Commensurate with career stage, applicants should demonstrate excellence and productivity in research and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a tenure-track position in the sociology of contemporary Korea at the assistant professor rank beginning August 2019. Appointment will be 50% in the Department of Sociology and 50% time in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. Tenure home will reside in the Department of Sociology.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching, research, and service missions of the Department of Sociology and the Department of Asian Languages & Cultures. Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels required as well as mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. Candidate will be expected to engage in scholarly research in the sociology of contemporary Korea leading to scholarly publication at the national and international levels. University and professional service required as appropriate.

This position is part of a research cluster proposed by the Title VI-funded Center for East Asian Studies for the University's Cluster Hiring Initiative ( to enhance cross-disciplinary expertise on contemporary East Asia. Areas of research on contemporary Korea are open, but priority will be given to applicants conducting qualitative research in the areas of gender, sexuality, family, labor, migration, political economy, or environmental issues. The successful candidate will collaborate 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]( this particular search), 2) Assistant Professor, Chinese Politics [PVL#95952] , and 3) Assistant Professor, Educational Policy Studies with a preferred emphasis on Japan and/or China [PVL # TBD].

Additional Information:

UW-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus' 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.


Dana Rasmussen
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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 begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to create a profile and upload a current curriculum vitae, a cover letter that includes a statement of research and teaching interests, and up to three writing samples (all writing samples should be submitted together in one document). You will be asked to submit the names and contact information for three references. These references will submit confidential letters of recommendation on your behalf through the application portal.

Applications must be received by October 31, 2018 for full considerations. Applications may be considered after this date until the position is filled.

Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

UW-Madison is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and we encourage women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply. Employment will require a criminal background check.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

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

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Advertised: Sep 7 2018 Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 11/8/2018
Application Due: 1/7/2019
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