Assistant Professor of Politics & International Affairs

Wake Forest University
  • Location
    Winston Salem, North Carolina
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 08

Position description


WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY's Department of Politics and International Affairs is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Southeast Asian politics to start July 1, 2022. As a department, we believe that a diverse community in which varied perspectives and identities are represented and included is a community that supports excellent teaching and scholarship. We therefore seek candidates whose areas of specialty will complement those already represented among Asian politics scholars in the department. More information about the department is available at

We invite applications from Southeast Asian politics scholars with expertise in any of the following, listed in no particular order: political economy, party and regime studies, electoral analysis, social movements, ethnonationalism, populism, conflict studies, migration, and public policy.  The region of Southeast Asia refers primarily to those existing member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its prospective members.  Candidates should have an earned Ph.D. degree or advanced ABD status in Political Science and a record of study and scholarship related to the region. Demonstrated experience of field research in the region is also highly desirable.

Faculty in the Politics and International Affairs Department engage formally and informally with interdisciplinary academic programs, including Middle East and South Asia Studies; East Asian Studies; African Studies; Latin American and Latino Studies; Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; American Ethnic Studies; International Studies; and Environmental and Sustainability Studies.

We seek candidates pursuing an active research agenda and committed to excellence in teaching who are prepared to teach introductory courses in comparative politics, as well as upper level courses in comparative politics that connect with their research agendas. Compelling applicants will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, mentoring, and advising undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds, including international students, first generation students, and those who identify as members of historically marginalized communities.

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate, and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked in the top 30 among national universities. With 5,200 undergraduates and 3,200 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest

is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community.

The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, encapsulated in its motto "pro-Humanitate." The Office of Civic and Community Engagement works to realize that ideal by serving as a hub for connecting students, staff, and faculty with community partners to create meaningful social change. To learn more about the University, please visit

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