Doctoral Studies Opportunity at Monash University

Monash University logoMonash Uni­ver­si­ty in Aus­tralia is offer­ing a Ph.D. stipend for a suit­able can­di­date to pur­sue stud­ies in its Kore­an stud­ies pro­gram. The funds can be used to off­set tuition costs and to cov­er liv­ing expens­es. This posi­tion is being cre­at­ed with finan­cial sup­port from the Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies Core Uni­ver­si­ty Pro­gram for Kore­an Stud­ies. Stu­dents may be eli­gi­ble for fur­ther sup­port.

The suc­cess­ful appli­cant will receive a Fac­ul­ty of Arts Research Liv­ing Allowance. The cur­rent val­ue is $27,353 per annum 2018 full-time rate (tax-free stipend) plus allowances as per RTP/MGE stipend con­di­tions (see for up to three years full-time study.

Appli­ca­tions for Korea-related doc­tor­al projects include, but are not lim­it­ed to, pre-modern or mod­ern his­to­ry, rebel­lion in Korea, lit­er­a­ture, cin­e­ma and media stud­ies, cul­tur­al stud­ies, lin­guis­tics, sec­ond lan­guage acqui­si­tion, prag­mat­ics, soci­ol­o­gy of media, over­seas Kore­ans, reli­gion, eth­nic­i­ty, and soci­ol­o­gy. These areas reflect the research inter­ests of the Monash Uni­ver­si­ty Kore­an stud­ies staff.

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Expired: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Hawai‘i

Center for Korean Studies postdoctoral research fellowshipThe Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai‘i at Mānoa invites appli­ca­tions for a post­doc­tor­al research fel­low­ship for the aca­d­e­m­ic year 2018–2019. The fel­low is expect­ed to con­duct research on Kore­an lit­er­a­ture or relat­ed top­ics. He or she is also expect­ed to be in res­i­dence at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and to par­tic­i­pate active­ly in the intel­lec­tu­al life of the Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies.

This appoint­ment is for one year start­ing August 1, 2018, pend­ing posi­tion clear­ance and avail­abil­i­ty of funds. Com­pen­sa­tion for the posi­tion is a stipend of $3,750 per month with no addi­tion­al ben­e­fits.

Appli­cants should hold a Ph.D. by August 1, 2018, and should not have received the degree more than five years pri­or to the appoint­ment date. Field of study should be in the arts, human­i­ties, social sci­ences, or a relat­ed field. Abil­i­ty to speak, read, and write both in Eng­lish and Kore­an with pro­fes­sion­al work­ing pro­fi­cien­cy is desir­able.

The fel­low­ship is sup­port­ed by the Core Uni­ver­si­ty Pro­gram for Kore­an Stud­ies through the Min­istry of Edu­ca­tion of the Repub­lic of Korea and Kore­an Stud­ies Pro­mo­tion Ser­vice of the Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies (AKS-2015-OLU-2250005). This grant is to pro­mote Kore­an stud­ies inter­na­tion­al­ly in high­er learn­ing insti­tu­tions. The Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies is work­ing to expand the university’s cur­ricu­lum with Korea-focused cours­es and to increase its Kore­an stud­ies out­reach activ­i­ties. Pub­li­ca­tions devel­oped or pub­lished while fund­ed on this grant must acknowl­edge the Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies.

How to Apply

To apply, sub­mit a cov­er let­ter, cur­ricu­lum vitae, research project pro­pos­al (not more than two pages, single-spaced), and two let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion. All mate­ri­als should be sent by e-mail to Com­bine all appli­ca­tion mate­ri­als into a sin­gle PDF file and use the sub­ject line “AKS Post-doc Fel­low­ship Search_surname, first name”.

The appli­ca­tion dead­line is Jan­u­ary 19, 2018. Inquiries about the fel­low­ship may be direct­ed to Dr. Sang-Hyop Lee, direc­tor of the Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies, tele­phone (808) 956‑7041 or e-mail

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai‘i Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies and its pro­grams, see

The Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawaiʻi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action insti­tu­tion and is com­mit­ted to a pol­i­cy of nondis­crim­i­na­tion on the basis of race, sex, gen­der iden­ti­ty and expres­sion, age, reli­gion, col­or, nation­al ori­gin, ances­try, cit­i­zen­ship, dis­abil­i­ty, genet­ic infor­ma­tion, mar­i­tal sta­tus, breast­feed­ing, income assign­ment for child sup­port, arrest and court record (except as per­mis­si­ble under state law), sex­u­al ori­en­ta­tion, domes­tic or sex­u­al vio­lence vic­tim sta­tus, nation­al guard absence, or sta­tus as a cov­ered vet­er­an.

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Moon Family Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2018–2019

James Joo-Jin Kim Program Moon Family Postdoctoral FellowshipThe 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: The post­doc­tor­al fel­low will also receive office space and access to libraries and oth­er resources at Penn.

The fel­low will be required to:

  1. Remain in res­i­dence;
  2. Teach one graduate-level gate­way sem­i­nar (Kore­an His­to­ry and Civ­i­liza­tion) course in the spring semes­ter of 2019;
  3. Give a pub­lic pre­sen­ta­tion for Kore­an Stud­ies Col­lo­qui­um;
  4. Men­tor Kim Pro­gram under­grad­u­ate fel­lows; and
  5. 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:

Inquiries can be direct­ed to: Saman­tha Koo (, Asso­ciate Direc­tor, James Joo-Jin Kim Pro­gram in Kore­an Stud­ies, Uni­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­va­nia. Tele­phone (215) 573‑8367.

Soon Young Kim Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Korean Studies at Harvard University

Harvard Soon Young Kim Post-Doctoral FellowshipThe Korea Insti­tute at Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty is accept­ing appli­ca­tions for the Soon Young Kim Post-Doctoral Fel­low­ship in Kore­an Stud­ies for the 2018–2019 aca­d­e­m­ic year. This Fel­low­ship is open to schol­ars from all fields of study in Kore­an stud­ies. Pref­er­ence may be giv­en, how­ev­er, to schol­ars work­ing on the his­to­ry of Kore­an busi­ness, the his­to­ry of Kore­an sci­ence and tech­nol­o­gy, the his­to­ry of Kore­an mil­i­tary, or the envi­ron­men­tal his­to­ry of Korea.

The fel­low­ship cov­ers up to a twelve-month peri­od between August 1, 2018, and July 31, 2019. It car­ries a stipend of $50,000 (the fel­low­ship recip­i­ent must pur­chase her or his own health insur­ance).

The post­doc­tor­al fel­low will have shared office space and access to the libraries and resources of Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty. He or she will be invit­ed to par­tic­i­pate in the aca­d­e­m­ic life of the Korea Insti­tute and appro­pri­ate aca­d­e­m­ic depart­ments.

The fellow’s oblig­a­tions are to:

  1. Reside in the Cambridge/Boston area dur­ing the appoint­ment and to work on revis­ing his or her dis­ser­ta­tion for pub­li­ca­tion.
  2. Par­tic­i­pate in relat­ed activ­i­ties of Har­vard, the Korea Insti­tute, and the Kore­an stud­ies com­mu­ni­ty.
  3. Pos­si­bly teach or col­lab­o­rate on one one-semester class for under­grad­u­ates.
  4. Give a pub­lic pre­sen­ta­tion at the Korea Col­lo­qui­um or Kim Koo Forum sem­i­nar series.

Appli­cants must have received the Ph.D. degree with­in five years of the post­doc­tor­al appoint­ment year (i.e., in 2013 or lat­er). The appli­cant must have ful­ly com­plet­ed all require­ments for the Ph.D. degree by July 1, 2018.

Appli­ca­tions must reach the Korea Insti­tute via e-mail by Thurs­day, Jan­u­ary 4, 2018, 5:00 p.m. EST.

Appli­ca­tion details and process may be found on the Korea Insti­tute Web site:

Direct inquiries to: Cather­ine Glover (, Fel­low­ships Coör­di­na­tor, Korea Insti­tute, Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty, Room S241, CGIS South, 1730 Cam­bridge St., Cam­bridge, MA 02138 USA.

UH Graduate Scholarship Available for Spring 2018

CKS logoThe Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies invites appli­ca­tions for the spring 2018 Core Uni­ver­si­ty Grad­u­ate Schol­ar­ship. This schol­ar­ship will be applied toward tuition and stu­dent fees only. UH Mānoa grad­u­ate stu­dents with a focus on Kore­an stud­ies are encour­aged to apply. Fol­low this link to down­load a copy of the schol­ar­ship appli­ca­tion form.

In addi­tion to the com­plet­ed form, appli­ca­tions must include a two-page essay address­ing aca­d­e­m­ic plans and major/focus and how they relate to Kore­an stud­ies; copies of aca­d­e­m­ic tran­scripts; and two let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion (see the appli­ca­tion form for details). Only ful­ly com­plet­ed appli­ca­tions with all sup­port­ing doc­u­ments will be con­sid­ered.

Appli­ca­tions and sup­port­ing doc­u­ments must be sent to the address below:

Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies, UHM
Attn: Kortne Oshiro-Chin
1881 East-West Rd., Rm 208
Hon­olu­lu, HI 96822

Hand-delivered appli­ca­tions must be received by Wednes­day, Novem­ber 15, 2017, 4:00 p.m., HST. If mailed, appli­ca­tions must be post­marked by Novem­ber 10, 2017. E-mail appli­ca­tions will not be accept­ed.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, con­tact Kortne Oshiro-Chin at or tele­phone (808) 956‑2212.

This schol­ar­ship is sup­port­ed by a Core Uni­ver­si­ty Pro­gram for Kore­an Stud­ies Grant through the Min­istry of Edu­ca­tion of the Repub­lic of Korea and the Kore­an Stud­ies Pro­mo­tion Ser­vice of the Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies (AKS-2015-OLU-2250005).