The Research Institute of Korean Studies (RIKS) at Korea University, with support from the Pony Chung Foundation, seeks applicants for the third Pony Chung Fellowship for young Korean studies scholars. The goal of the fellowship is to provide young international scholars of Korean studies financial support, a suitable research infrastructure, and a means through which to share ideas and research outcomes with others.
The fellowship is open to researchers of non-Korean nationality who have received their Ph.D. in the field of Korean studies (humanities, social sciences, and comparative international research with a focus on Korean studies) and to researchers of Korean nationality who hold dual citizenship and have received a Ph.D. in the field of Korean studies.
Applicants must have received their doctoral degree within five years of the start of funding (with some exceptions). Applicants who have concrete plans to publish their research findings through a foreign university press within three years of the start of funding will receive preference.
Two fellowship appointments are available. The fellowship period will extend from March 2019 to February 2020 or September 2019 to August 2020.
Monash 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.
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.
The 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information about the University of Hawai‘i Center for Korean Studies and its programs, see http://www.hawaii.edu/korea/.
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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.
The 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:
Reside in the Cambridge/Boston area during the appointment and to work on revising his or her dissertation for publication.
Participate in related activities of Harvard, the Korea Institute, and the Korean studies community.
Possibly teach or collaborate on one one-semester class for undergraduates.
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.
Direct inquiries to: Catherine Glover (email@example.com), Fellowships Coördinator, Korea Institute, Harvard University, Room S241, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02138 USA.