[KS] Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Cheehyung Harrison Kim cheehyungkim at gmail.com
Thu Dec 20 19:48:45 EST 2018

To the Korean Studies colleagues,

Below is a Korean Studies postdoctoral fellowship announcement at the
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. The information is also posted on H-Net and
the Association for Asian Studies job site. Thank you.

C. Harrison Kim

Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Pacific and Asian
Studies/Center for Korean Studies invites applications for a postdoctoral
fellowship in Korean studies. This is a full‐time, temporary appointment to
begin July 1, 2019, and not to extend beyond June 30, 2020, pending
position clearance and availability of funds.

The fellowship is open to scholars from all fields of Korean studies,
including literature, history, sociology, political science, and
anthropology. The purpose of the fellowship is to enable the continuation
of research and publication. The fellow will be required to reside in the
Honolulu area during the time at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and is
expected to participate actively in the intellectual life of the Center for
Korean Studies.


At a minimum, the applicant should hold a Ph.D. by June 1, 2019, and should
have not received the degree more than five years prior. Desirable
qualifications include the ability to speak, read, and write in English and
Korean with a professional working proficiency.


The selected fellow will receive a monthly stipend of $3,750.00 for twelve
months with no additional benefits.

Application Procedure

Applicants must submit the following to kscore at hawaii.edu with the subject
line to read “Postdoc_surname_given name”:

1. Cover letter to the Search Committee indicating interest in the position.
2. Curriculum vitae.
3. Dissertation abstract.
4. Research statement. Please include the research that would be
accomplished during the fellowship (not more than two pages, single spaced).
5. Two letters of recommendation. The applicant must request that the
letter writers (or the dossier service) email the recommendation letters
directly to kscore at hawaii.edu.
6. High‐quality copies or scans of transcripts showing degrees and

The closing date for applications is January 14, 2019. Late or incomplete
applications will not be considered.

This fellowship is funded by a Core University grant from the Academy of
Korean Studies through the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea
and the Korean Studies Promotion Service of the Academy of Korean Studies
(AKS‐2015‐OLU‐2250005). The grant is to promote Korean studies
internationally in higher learning institutions. The grant advances the
mission of the Center for Korean Studies to broaden the University of
Hawai‘i’s curriculum with Korea‐focused courses and to expand outreach
activities related to Korean studies. Publications developed or published
while funded by this grant must acknowledge the Core University Grant of
the Academy of Korean Studies.

Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee chair, Professor Young‐a
Park, at kscore at hawaii.edu.
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