The James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies at the University of Pennsylvania is now accepting applications for the Moon Family Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2018–2019 academic year. The postdoctoral program is open to scholars who work in the humanities (including cinema studies, history, and literature), with research focused on modern Korea (since 1864).
The fellowship will cover up to a twelve-month period between August 1, 2018, and July 31, 2019, and provides a stipend of $50,000. The Kim Program will cover the cost of health insurance (more information can be found here: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/deans-office/postdocs/postdocstaff.htm). The postdoctoral fellow will also receive office space and access to libraries and other resources at Penn.
The fellow will be required to:
- Remain in residence;
- Teach one graduate-level gateway seminar (Korean History and Civilization) course in the spring semester of 2019;
- Give a public presentation for Korean Studies Colloquium;
- Mentor Kim Program undergraduate fellows; and
- Participate in Kim Program events and related activities at Penn.
Applicants must have received the Ph.D. degree within five years of the postdoctoral appointment year (that is, in July 2013 or later). The applicant who is awarded the fellowship must complete all requirements for the Ph.D. degree (dissertation deposited) by July 1, 2018.
Applications will be accepted only through Interfolio until Friday, January 5, 2017. The posting can be found here: http://apply.interfolio.com/46935.
Inquiries can be directed to: Samantha Koo (firstname.lastname@example.org), Associate Director, James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies, University of Pennsylvania. Telephone (215) 573‑8367.