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Job no: 98888-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific

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, international organizations/governance, non-governmental organizations, or political sociology.

This faculty position is part of a three-position research cluster, Rethinking East Asia and the World, which was 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. Two candidates have been hired into this Cluster: Assistant Professor, Sociology of Contemporary Korea; and Assistant Professor, Educational Policy Studies in East Asia. Candidates for this position - Assistant Professor, Chinese Politics and Policy - should show a clear commitment to collaborating with the Cluster and to contributing to the intellectual life of the Center for East Asian Studies, the Department of Political Science, and the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Principal Duties:

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. Tenure home will be determined at the time of hiring. 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.

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

Teaching will include courses to undergraduate students, as well as graduate students. The teaching load in a typical academic year will consist of two courses taught in the Department of Political Science and two courses taught in the La Follette School of Public Affairs. Mentoring graduate students will be required as well.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

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 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.

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.

Diversity and inclusion are primary values for the Center for East Asian Studies, the Department of Political Science, and the La Follette School of Public Affairs and are integral to achieving our strategic goals. We seek candidates with an awareness of and commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion across all spectrums.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 17, 2020


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, go to and search for PVL 98888. 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 September 18, 2019; however, positions will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


Charles Kim
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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Posted: 8/21/2019
Application Due: 10/20/2019
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