Skip to main content Skip to navigation

The jobs website is experiencing technical issues and you may not be able to complete an application. We are working on this issue and hope to have it resolved shortly. Please check back later.

University of Wisconsin–Madison

Jobs at UW

University of Wisconsin–Madison

Filter

ASST PROFESSOR SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 267713-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Onsite
Department:L&S/ASIAN LANGUAGES & CULTURES
Location: Madison
Categories: Faculty

Job Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks a tenure-track assistant professor for an appointment in Southeast Asian Studies and Social Justice in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures to begin in August 2023. Candidates for this position must have a specialization in humanities or qualitative social sciences with a regional focus on one or more countries in Southeast Asia, a topical focus on social justice, and fluency in at least one Southeast Asian language (apart from English). Candidates for the position must show potential for developing outstanding and highly visible scholarly research focused on social justice in Southeast Asia; have a demonstrated commitment to teach Southeast Asia and Transasia-focused courses that are empirically and methodologically concerned with social justice; and have a demonstrated interest to communicate scholarship effectively to broad audiences inside and outside the academy. Candidates whose work crosses the humanities and qualitative social sciences are preferred. Ph.D. in Southeast Asian Studies or a relevant social sciences or humanities field required prior to start of appointment.

Responsibilities:

- Maintain an active field-based research program in one or more countries in Southeast Asia
- Pursue intra- and extramural funding to support their research;
- Develop a national and international research profile by publishing their research in reputable peer-reviewed journals, edited volumes, and books;
- Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Asian Languages and Cultures; the typical teaching load is 2-2;
- Advise undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students;
- Proactively support the expansion of diversity among all components of the department and program, and ensure an inclusive, fair, and equitable environment that fosters engagement;
- Actively participate in faculty governance and other service to the department, program, university, and profession.

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

Education:

Required
Ph.D. in Southeast Asian Studies or a relevant social sciences or humanities field required prior to start of appointment.

Qualifications:

Candidates for this position must have a specialization in humanities or qualitative social sciences with a regional focus on one or more countries in Southeast Asia, a topical focus on social justice, and fluency in at least one Southeast Asian language (apart from English). Candidates for the position must show potential for developing outstanding and highly visible scholarly research focused on social justice in Southeast Asia; have a demonstrated commitment to teach Southeast Asia and Transasia-focused courses that are empirically and methodologically concerned with social justice; and have a demonstrated interest to communicate scholarship effectively to broad audiences inside and outside the academy. Candidates whose work crosses the humanities and qualitative social sciences are preferred.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 21, 2023

Salary:

Negotiable
ACADEMIC (9 months)

Additional Information:

This hire will join two other hires recently made across the College of Letters & Science through a Henry Luce Foundation-supported initiative intended to develop a strong social justice emphasis in Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Faculty and students at UW-Madison have a long history of research on social justice concerns in and related to Southeast Asia and around the world. The Luce-funded initiative builds on these existing strengths and aims to add greater diversity to the voices engaged in these discussions. It is intended to catalyze cutting-edge academic inquiry, strengthen scholarly infrastructure, and promote new networks and collaborations among academics and practitioners. Candidates should have an interest in developing scholarly and community collaborations with the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, as well as with colleagues in related centers, programs, and departments across campus and in Southeast Asia.

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

How to Apply:

Apply online at "Jobs at UW" (http://jobs.wisc.edu) under job number 267713. To apply: Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, diversity statement, and a writing sample. You will also be asked for the names and contact information for three references. References will be contacted upon application submission and asked to upload a signed letter of reference.

Please contact the search committee chair, Tyrell Haberkorn (tyrell.haberkorn@wisc.edu), with any questions.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 4, 2022; applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Contact:

Tyrell Haberkorn
tyrell.haberkorn@wisc.edu
608-262-0689
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.



Official Title:

Assistant Professor(FA040)

Department(s):

A482100-COL OF LETTERS & SCIENCE/ASIAN LANGUAGES & CULTURES

Employment Class:

Faculty

Job Number:

267713-FA

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

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Applications Open: Central Daylight Time
Applications Close:

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend