Soon Young Kim Postdoctoral Fellowships - Korea Institute, Harvard University

  • Phd
  • Fully Funded
  • January 5, 2017
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The Korea Institute is devoted solely to the support and development of Korean Studies at Harvard, as the central hub for Harvard faculty, students, leading scholars in the field, and visitors to join together as a community for the study of Korea.

This Fellowship is open to all fields of study and time period. However, preference may be given to scholars working on Korean historical topics related to the following areas: business, science and technology, military, and the environment.

The Korea Institute at Harvard University is accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in Korean Studies for the 2017-18 academic year. The fellow is expected to participate actively in related activities of Harvard and the Korean Studies community, and to teach one or two undergraduate courses in the appropriate academic department. We particularly welcome course proposals on original topics with innovative teaching approaches.

The postdoctoral fellow will be provided an office and access to libraries and resources of Harvard University, and will be invited to participate in the academic life of the Korea Institute and appropriate academic department/s.

Responsibilities of the Postdoctoral Fellow: The fellow will be expected to reside in the Cambridge/Boston area during the appointment and to work on revising his or her dissertation for publication. The fellow will also be expected to:

1. Teach or collaborate on one or two one-semester classes for undergraduates

2. Give a public presentation at the Korea Colloquium or Kim Koo Forum seminar series.

Eligibility

Eligibility: Applicants must have received their Ph.D. degree within five years of the postdoctoral appointment year (i.e. in 2012 or later).  The applicant who is offered a fellowship must have fully completed all requirements for the Ph.D. degree by July 1, 2017.

Benefits

The Fellowship Grant:  The fellowship will cover up to a 12-month period between August 1, 2017 and July 31, 2018, and will carry a stipend of $50,000 (with an understanding that the fellowship recipient shall purchase her/his own health insurance.)

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