[KS] Fulbright Korean Studies Lecturers

Horace H. Underwood hhu at fulbright.or.kr
Wed Feb 18 04:07:03 EST 2004

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 2004-05 academic year.  The rest of you may delete.

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 five applicants, the
screening committee recommended only two.  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
individuals would be available as Fulbright lecturers from August, 2004,
through May, 2005.

Unlike previous years, neither of the selectees has contacts with
universities in America where they want to teach.  Of course, this does not
mean they will go where I tell them, but at least I can ask if there is
interest.  The two individuals are as follows:

Dr. Kim Hye Sook, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Gyeongin
National University of Education, Incheon.  Dr. Kim has her Ph.D. in
counseling psychology from Stanford (1993), and wishes to do research on
post-divorce adjustment and the resilience of children.  I have known her
for years and her English and teaching ability are outstanding.  She could
teach such courses as "Family Relationships in Korea" or "Childhood and
Adolescence in Korea."

Dr. Moon Byeong Joon, Associate Professor, Department of International
Management, Kyunghee University, Seoul.  Dr. Moon has his Ph.D. in
international marketing from the University of Connecticut, Storrs (1997),
and wishes to do research on the consumer ethnocentrism and
country-of-origin information.  His lecturing ability was considered
outstanding by the screening committee and I agree (I was there.)  He could
teach such courses as "Consumer Behavior in Korea" and other Korea-related
business courses.

If you are interested in hosting either 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 Fulbright Deputy Director, Mrs. Shim Jai
Ok.  Mrs. Shim could fax to you additional information, if desired (eg. the
first several pages of the application form.)  As I will be out of Korea
until March 8, there will probably be no other replies from us - 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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