[KS] ATTENTION: Koreanists AND East Asia Specialists with Comparative interests in the Koreas

Yoonjeong Shim yshim at illinois.edu
Mon Jan 16 01:49:25 EST 2012

*ATTENTION:  Koreanists AND East Asia Specialists with Comparative
interests in the Koreas*


The 5-year *Korean Family in Comparative Perspective* (KFCP, 2010-)
Laboratory for the Globalization of Korean Studies at the University of
Illinois, funded by the Academy of Korean Studies, and housed in the
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, is pleased to announce its
second *KFCP Postdoctoral Fellowship* starting August 16, 2012. This
one-year position, with the possibility of a one-year extension, is open
to: (1) recent PhD recipients (within the last 5 years) and (2) those who
will deposit their dissertation by August 15, 2012.

The KFCP Laboratory aims to bring the Korean family to the center of
comparative East Asian and general family studies, highlighting Korea as a
productive comparative case of interest to non-Koreanists across a range of
disciplines and scholarly locations. KFCP Fellows must be scholars
interested in comparative work on the Korean family. Scholars with primary
expertise in the family of other East Asian countries (e.g., China, Hong
Kong, Japan, Taiwan) are particularly welcome to apply. Scholars with
primary research emphasis on the Koreas must have a concrete plan to
conduct comparative research (i.e., with another country/region). The
Fellowship is open to scholars in any humanities or social science

The KFCP Laboratory is directed by anthropologist Nancy Abelmann and
includes 3 KFCP Laboratory Fellows: Jungwon Kim (EALC and History,
University of Illinois), Seung-Kyung Kim (Women's Studies, University of
Maryland), and Hyunjoon Park (Sociology, University of Pennsylvania). The
2011-13 current Postdoctoral Fellow is historian of China, Elizabeth
LaCouture (History, Colby College)

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be welcomed to an active Koreanist community
at the University of Illinois that includes a biweekly Korea Workshop (that
will actively engage the themes of the Laboratory). The KFCP Fellow will be
provided the opportunity to participate in organizing a Korean Family
Colloquium Series which graduate students will be able to attend for
partial credit. The KFCP Laboratory will be guided by a National Advisory
Board (See list below). KFCP Laboratory Director, Fellows, and National
Board Members will take an active role in nurturing the comparative
scholarship of the Postdoctoral Fellow. The Postdoctoral Fellow will also
have the opportunity to "workshop" his or her manuscript/s with experts
from both on and off campus.

The KFCP Fellow will be paid $40,000 and benefits.  To ensure full
consideration, all required application materials must be submitted
electronically by February 10, 2012 at
 Referees will be contacted electronically upon submission of the
application. Only electronic applications will be accepted.

Applications must include:

1.   A cover letter reviewing your research history, including your
dissertation and other publications.

2.   A statement of interest in the Korean family in comparative
perspective, including a publication plan that includes the submission of
one article for each postdoctoral year (OR a single- or co-authored book
manuscript) (this can be integrated into the cover letter).

3.   A statement of commitment to active participation in KFCP Laboratory
events, including the Korean Family Colloquium Series (this can be a simple
statement in the cover letter).

4.   One writing sample, 25-40 pages.

5.   Contact information for three referees who can speak to your scholarly
work and abilities and to the feasibility of your research and publications
plans for comparative work on the Korean family.  Referees will be
contacted electronically and asked to submit their letters.

Please address inquires to slcl-hr at illinois.edu

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity
Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences,
and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (
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