[KS] Fulbright Korean studies lecturer

Horace H. Underwood hhu at fulbright.or.kr
Wed Dec 18 02:25:28 EST 2002

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 2003-2004 academic year.  The rest of you may
delete, with my apologies.

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 graduate
student grantees in Korean studies, ensuring that the lecturers can do well
teaching in English in the U.S.  This year, of six applicants, the screening
committee recommended four. 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.

As in previous years, most of the selectees already have contacts with
universities in America where they would prefer to teach.  Only one of the
four is available for an open announcement seeking possibilities.  His
information is as follows:

Dr. Park Sung-Hoon, Professor of Economics, Graduate School of International
Studies, Korea University.  Dr. Park has his Ph.D. in Economics from the
Technical University of Berlin.  He does most of his teaching regularly in
English at Korea U's GSIS.  He would be available from August, 2003, through
June, 2004.

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
should also be sent to the Program Officer, Ms. IM Puhui,
imph at fulbright.or.kr.  Mrs. Im could fax to you additional information about
Dr. Park, if desired (eg. first several pages of his application form.)  As
I will be out of Korea until January 7, there will probably be no other
replies - and no decision - until after that date.

Thank you for your interest in Fulbright in Korea.

Horace H. Underwood
Executive Director (Fulbright)
Korean-American Educational Commission
168-15 Yomni-dong, Mapo-gu
Seoul 121-874, South Korea
Ph:+82-2-3275-4000; fax:+82-2-3275-4028
hhu at fulbright.or.kr

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