[KS] Fulbright Korean Studies Lecturers

Horace H. Underwood hhu at fulbright.or.kr
Tue Dec 12 19:57:22 EST 2000

Dear Korean Studies colleagues:

This email is primarily for those of you who are in academic departments in
the United States, and who might be interested in hosting a Fulbright Korean
Studies lecturer for the 2001-2002 academic year.  The rest of you may
delete, with my apologies (though you may like to know that such a program

Annually, the Korean-American Educational Commission (Fulbright) selects
several Korean faculty members for lecturing/research awards in the United
States.  These professors are sent to teach about Korea within their
academic fields, usually one course each term, while also pursuing a program
of research.

The screening committee consists of the current American Fulbright faculty
and graduate student grantees in Korean studies, ensuring that the lecturers
can do well teaching in English in the U.S.  This year, of 10 applicants,
the screening committee recommended three principals and two alternates.
>From Fulbright, the principals receive round trip transportation, a living
stipend, a dependent allowance, and State Department health insurance.  The
hosting university has no financial obligation, but must assist in arranging
such logistics as housing, office space, and research opportunities, and
must actively publicize the courses to be offered among potential students.

The lecturers this year are:
1) KIM Sam-jin, Assistant Professor of Choreography, Korean National
University of the Arts.  Dr. Kim would teach "Korean Dance"; she would be
most effective in a studio teaching situation.
2) KIM Myung-hwan, Assistant Professor of English, Songkonghoe University.
Dr. Kim would teach "Modern Korean Literature in Translation"; he could
teach on either the undergraduate or graduate level.
3) LEE Seongho, Associate Professor, Division of General Education, Hallym
University.  Dr. Lee would teach "Korean Culture and Society" or "Korean
Education"; he could teach undergraduate introductions to Korea.

1) KIM Seung Jin, Professor of Economics and Dean of the Graduate School of
International Area Studies at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.  Dr. Kim
would teach "Korean Economy"; he would do well in advanced undergraduate or
graduate courses.
2) CHOI Byong Hyon, Associate Professor of English, Honam University.  Dr.
Choi would teach "Korean Literature in Translation"; he also would do well
in advanced undergraduate or graduate courses.

All grantees have been approved by the KAEC Board, but must still be
approved by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board in Washington.  When
approved, the principals will definitely be funded; the alternates will be
upgraded if funds become available or if substantial cost-sharing is offered
by a receiving university.

If you are interested in hosting any of these individuals, or if you would
like more informtion, please let me know as soon as possible.  Any replies
sent after December 20 should be sent to the Program Officer, Ms. IM Puhui,
imph at fulbright.or.kr

Thank you for your interest in Fulbright in Korea.

Horace H. Underwood, Executive Director
Korean-American Educational Commission (Fulbright)
Seoul, Korea
hhu at fulbright.or.kr

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