The James Joo-Jin Kim Center for Korean Studies at the University of Pennsylvania announces the Moon Family Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2023–24 academic year. The postdoctoral fellowship is open to scholars whose research and teaching focus on contemporary Korea in the social sciences broadly defined (e.g., anthropology, communication, economics, education, geography, political science, sociology, and other related disciplines).
The fellowship will cover the 12-month period between August 1, 2023 and July 31, 2024 and provide a stipend of $57,000 as well as conference travel funds up to $2,000. The Kim Center will cover the cost of the fellow’s health insurance (including medical, dental, vision, and life). The postdoctoral fellow will also receive an office space and access to libraries and other resources at Penn. The fellowship may be renewed for a second year, based on satisfactory performance, the existence of funding, and programmatic need.
The fellow will be required to: 1) reside in the Philadelphia area; 2) teach one course per year; 3) give a public presentation for the Korean Studies Colloquium; 4) mentor the Kim Center graduate fellows; 5) participate in the Kim Center events and related activities at Penn; and 6) organize a Korean Studies Conference (either in Fall 2023 or in Spring 2024).
This fellowship supports fields in the social sciences broadly defined (e.g., anthropology, communication, economics, education, geography, political science, sociology, and other related disciplines). The applicant who is awarded the fellowship must complete all requirements for the Ph.D. degree (dissertation deposited) by July 31, 2023.
- Cover Letter (including a description of research projects to be carried out during the fellowship, and teaching interests/experiences)
- Writing Sample (a published/publishable article or a dissertation chapter)
- One course syllabus
- Two Letters of Recommendation (uploaded to the Interfolio directly by the recommenders)
Applications will be accepted only via Interfolio here: https://apply.interfolio.com/118864
The application must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST on Feb. 28, 2023. Award decisions will be made by early April 2023.
Our Center values interdisciplinary research, collaboration, and collegiality; is committed to promoting a culturally diverse intellectual community; and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and underrepresented communities. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices.
Questions can be directed to:
Seok Lee, Associate Director of Academics