Call for Applications: Assistant Professor Southeast Asian Studies and Social Justice

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 2024.

The successful candidate will contribute to an inclusive, fair, and equitable environment that fosters engagement and a sense of belonging for faculty, staff, students and members of the broader community.


– 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;
– The successful candidate, as a member of the College of L&S, will proactively contribute to, support, and advance the college’s commitment to diversity among all aspects of their teaching, research, and service.
– 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.


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.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 1, 2023; applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Please contact the search committee chair, Tyrell Haberkorn (, with any questions.

Click here to apply.