The Nam Center for Korean Studies at the University of Michigan is now accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Korean Studies for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Fellowship is open to scholars from all fields whose research relates to Korea. Preference will be given to the applicants whose research/teaching interests concern contemporary Korea. The fellow will be expected to participate in Center events and related activities at U-M, as well as teach a course in Winter and/or Spring term of 2017.

The fellowship will cover up to a 12-month period between September 1, 2016 and August 31, 2017, and will carry a stipend of $45,000 plus benefits as well as $2,000 in research funds. The postdoctoral fellow will be provided a shared office and access to libraries and resources at the University.

The fellow will be required to:

  1. Remain in residence from September 2016 until the end of June 2017.
  2. Teach one undergraduate course in Winter and/or Spring terms of 2017
  3. Give a lecture in the Nam Center Colloquium series
  4. Assist with Nam Center academic programming
  5. Mentor Nam Center Undergraduate Fellows

Eligibility: Applicants must have received their Ph.D. degree within five years of the postdoctoral appointment year (2011 or later). The successful applicant must have their Ph.D. degree conferred by August 31, 2016.

Applications must be submitted online by July 10th, 2016 and will request the following (only PDF and MS Word formats will be accepted):

  • Letter of Application
  • CV
  • Research statement outlining current research project and experience
  • Writing sample (e.g. dissertation chapter, conference paper, journal article)
  • Contact information for two (2) letters of recommendation (Recommendations will be solicited directly through the online system)

Further inquiries should be directed to:
Do-Hee Morsman, Center Administrator