U of Wisconsin position

Assistant Professor of Modern China Studies
Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks a scholar of the humanities or qualitative social sciences with expertise in Modern China Studies. Candidates should have professional-level fluency in Mandarin and English. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate eagerness to extend our multidisciplinary conversation about culture in the transasian context, and who have the vision and skills to contribute to building new academic programs. PhD or equivalent is required prior to start of the appointment.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach in at least one of the following fields of Modern China Studies: media studies, literary analysis, cultural politics, digital humanities, or visual culture. The appointment, at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor, is scheduled to begin in August 2018. Salary is negotiable.

Applications must be submitted online at jobs.wisc.edu. Candidates are asked to submit a single PDF document consisting of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and writing sample (dissertation chapter, journal article, or book chapter). Candidates are also asked to provide names and contact information for three references who will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2017; applications will be accepted until position is filled. For further details, please see:


Steven Ridgely <steve.ridgely@wisc.edu>
Associate Professor and Chair
Asian Languages and Cultures
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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