Dr. Mee Hye Kim will present research on the baby boomers in South Korea Monday, December 5, 2016, at 12 noon. She will speak from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Gartley Hall, Room 018, on the University of Hawaii Manoa campus.
Kim is a professor at Ewha Womans University with expertise in gerontology, women’s welfare, and social welfare policy analysis. She has spent this year as a visiting scholar at the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work.
She is currently a board member of the Federation of Korean Gerontological Societies, a former president of the Korean Gerontological Society, and a commissioner of the Social Welfare Committee of Seoul City, Elderly welfare section.
Rob York, chief editor of a Web site specializing in news of North Korea, will discuss recent instances of high-profile executions in North Korea in a History Forum talk Thursday, April 28, 2016. Some of the executions have been described by credible sources as involving methods so grisly as shooting the victim at close range with anti-aircraft weapons.
York’s talk, titled “Public Executions and North Korea’s Right to Death,” will take place from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. in the UH Mānoa Department of History library (Sakamaki Hall A201). The presentation is sponsored by the History Department and the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society.
In his talk, York will consider how the accusations and executions are connected to North Korea’s modernization process and the ruling Kim family’s adaptation of public pageantry. Black-market activities following the Great Famine of the 1990s contributed to these developments.
York, a Ph.D. candidate in history at Mānoa, is the chief editor for NK News (https://www.nknews.org), which specializes in North Korea-related news and analyses. He previously spent four years at The Korea Herald reporting on topics including North Korean affairs.
The talk is free and open to the public. For further information, contact Prof. Peter H. Hoffenberg (email@example.com) at (808) 956‑8497.
The School of Social Sciences at the University of Western Australia seeks applicants for appointment as a lecturer in Korean studies. This is a three-year appointment with a salary range of $90,468 to $107,431 per annum plus 17% superannuation.
Key responsibilities of the position include development of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Korean studies programs; supervising honors and postgraduate-level students; conducting research independently or in collaboration with others; administrative duties as required in relation to the above teaching and research supervision; working collaboratively within the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching teams and supporting the University’s commitment to equity and diversity principles; and teaching in other programs within the School, Faculty, and University in related areas.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or be near completion) in any discipline in Korean studies; have an excellent record of research publications; show evidence of an ability to attract research funding and to build research collaborations with external and internal partners; be capable of attracting and supervising research students; have excellent written and oral skills in Korean and English; be able and willing to develop, co-ordinate, and teach Korean language units at all undergraduate levels; show evidence of a commitment to pursue the best educational practices, including student-led teaching practices, on-line teaching, and other teaching approaches that align with the UWA’s Educational Principles; and be able to relate well to staff and students at all levels and be committed to equity and diversity principles.
The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is searching for host families for high-school aged students coming to the United States for the 2013–2014 school year and arriving in September. Families of all descriptions–kids, no kids, empty-nesters, single parents, same-sex couples, and so forth–can be acceptable hosts. The students come with appropriate visas and medical insurance and pay for all of their own personal expenses. Host families are expected just to provide a bed and an extra plate at the table! The group for whom host families are currently being sought include four from South Korea as well as others from China, Germany, Spain, and Norway.
CIEE, founded in 1947 and headquartered in Portland, Maine, a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization dedicated to quality exchange and global learning opportunities. The CIEE USA High School Program is designated by the U.S. Department of State to sponsor students on J-1 visas to attend high school in the United States. For more information about the organization and its programs, see http://www.ciee.org/.
The Korea Foundation invites applications for its 2014 fellowships and institutional support programs. Included in these programs are the field research fellowship program, fellowships for Korean language training, and support for Korean studies programs in overseas institutions.
Fellowship for Field Research
The Korea Foundation Field Research Program is designed to support doctorate-level students and prominent scholars in Korean studies doing field research in Korea. Approximately thirty awards are made per year for periods of one to six months.
Program support consists of a monthly stipend of 1 to 5 million KRW, round-trip airfare, and traveler’s insurance. Those eligible include doctoral candidates and professors and researchers conducting research on Korea in the fields of the humanities and social sciences.
Language-training fellowships provide professors, graduate students, and Korea-related professionals with an opportunity to take an intensive Korean language course for up to one year at a university-affiliated language institute in Korea.
Up to forty awards are made each year for fellowship periods of six to twelve months. Program support consists of tuition fees, a monthly stipend of 1 to 1.2 million KRW, and travelers’ insurance. Eligible to apply are M.A./Ph.D. students and faculty members in the field of Korean studies and professionals involved in Korea-related activities.
Support for Korean Studies Programs in Overseas Institutions
The Korea Foundation welcomes applications from leading universities throughout the world that wish to expand and further their Korea-related courses and academic activities. Program categories include:
Support for establishment of Korean studies professorships
Support for employment of teaching staff
Visiting professorship program
Support for Korean studies programs and activities.
For details regarding each of these categories, visit www.kf.or.kr. Those eligible to apply include overseas universities; Korean studies centers affiliated with universities; and Korea-related academic associations.
Applications must be submitted on line at http://apply.kf.or.kr by August 31, 2013. For further information, contact the Foundation’s Korean Studies Department (firstname.lastname@example.org; Telephone +82–2-2046–8588).