Jobs & Fellowships

Senior Lecturer in Korean Studies, University of Edinburgh

Applications are invited for a Senior Lecturer in Korean Studies. The University wishes to appoint a scholar of high international distinction with a proven record in academic leadership, research and teaching innovation, and knowledge exchange and engagement who will lead on the development of Korean Studies across the University. Depending on research speciality, the post will be based either in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures or the School of Social and Political Science.

The Senior Lecturer will have a research specialisation in one or more of the following fields: Korean culture, including digital culture; Korean modern history; International Relations or International Political Economy, with a focus on Korea/ East Asia; social studies of contemporary developments in science and innovation in Korea/East Asia. They will have an outstanding record of publication; experience of providing research leadership; and a record of winning funding for research and/or knowledge exchange activities. Applicants will also have a proven track record of teaching excellence and innovation in curriculum development, student support and a commitment to leadership in these areas.

This is a full time, 35 hours per week and open ended post.

The role is grade UE09 and attracts an annual salary of £49,772 to £55,998 per annum.

Informal enquires about the post may be addressed to Professor Joachim Gentz at (Literatures, Languages and Cultures) or to Professor Fiona Mackay at (Social and Political Science).

The closing date for receipt of applications is no later than 5.00pm (GMT) on Wednesday 19th April 2017. It is anticipated that interviews will take place on Friday 26th May 2017.

Further information and details on how to apply can be found at the following link:


University of Malaga – Postdoctoral Fellowships

The University of Malaga, through the Vicerrectorate of Strategic Project’s, calls for attracting young postdoctoral researchers, International or Spaniards living abroad, with at least one year of postdoctoral experience out of Spain, at Malaga University’s research groups. The scholarship is aimed to diverse fields of investigation, including Korean Studies, department that is being developed and growing in relevance at the University of Malaga.

Six competitive fellowships are called during a minimum of 4 months and a maximum of 6 months, sojourn that will take place between October 2016 and July 2017. The application deadline is set for July 15th. Each fellowship will be funded with 2.500 € to cover the accommodation and subsistence expenses during the stay. In addition, it provides a maximum of 2.000 € to cover the trip costs at the beginning and the end of the stay and conference attendance.

The objective of this scholarship is to promote and foster the knowledge excellence, offering grants and support to attract Spanish and foreign young postdoctoral researchers to work in research groups of UMA and who obtained their Ph. D. after January, 1st 2011 and have at least one year of postdoctoral experience out of Spain with technology or scientific measurable results.

In the last years, University of Malaga has been developing and improving ties with Korean institutions, especially since the inception of the Korean Studies BA in 2011. The department of Korean Studies has a great library with 4,500 quantity of volumes either in Korean and English thanks to the program Window on Korea from the National Library of Korea. Also, University of Malaga counts with the support of the Korea Foundation and recently the Academy of Korean Studies to keep developing Univ. of Malaga’s Korean Studies program.

 Please, do not hesitate to ask our technician if you have any inquiry:

​Patricia Chica Morales


Korea Program at University of Malaga Office/말라가대학교한국·스페인 국제 교류 센터



Phone.: +34951952772

The application deadline is set for July 15 2016.



Postdoctoral Fellowship: Australian National University

Salary package: $78,611 – $104,254 per annum plus 17% superannuation

Terms: Fixed term 18 month contract

Applications are invited from suitably qualified scholars for a Postdoctoral Fellowship / Research Fellowship (Level A/B) to work with ARC Laureate Fellowship “Informal Life Politics in the Remaking of Northeast Asia: From Cold War to Post-Cold War”. This 18 month fixed-term position is in the School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University. The applicant should have a PhD in a relevant discipline and a record of academic publications on North Korea.

S/he will pursue both independent and team-based research consistent with the project, which focuses on “informal life politics”: local level grassroots movements in which individuals or groups act to protect their health or livelihood from threats seen as emanating from economic and environmental change, state action or the failures of state policy. The appointee will identify and research relevant case studies from North Korea, and collaborate with other project members in cross-border analysis of informal life politics in the Northeast Asian region as a whole. S/he will work under the supervision of the Laureate Fellow, and also assist in project management, in supporting the work of other members of the research team and in supervising and mentoring postgraduate students. With other project team members s/he will communicate ideas and findings generated by the project to a wider audience though high quality publications and through project conferences and workshops.

Applicants should submit a full CV, a statement addressing each of the selection criteria, a 3-page research proposal (demonstrating how his/her research will contribute to understanding of informal life politics in the North Korean and broader regional context), and three referees’ reports, due by the closing date.

The University actively encourages and welcomes applications from candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and is working hard to support their choices and inclusion in the workplace. If you are interested in talking about working at ANU as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person, please contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on T: 6125 5981 or

Enquiries: Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki T: +61 2 6125 2277 E:

To apply:

DEADLINE: 10 Jan 2016



Lecturer in Korean Studies–University of Central Lancashire

The School of Journalism, Language and Communication at the University of Central Lancashire wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Korean Studies to play a key role in the development of this fast growing subject within the portfolio of the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in International Studies and Languages.

The successful applicant will have a good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject and a PhD in a related area of study.

Recent experience of teaching Korean Studies (Social Science/Political Science/International Relations) within Higher Education and curriculum design and development experience in modules in Korean Studies are essential. The post-holder will be able to demonstrate evidence of scholarship via Korean Studies publications in a Social Science discipline. They should have an excellent record of working as part of an academic team, native/near-native competence in English and Korean and an innovative approach to developing teaching methods and materials.

To find out more about this post, please contact Mark Orme on 01772 893144.

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.

School/Service: School of Journalism, Language & Communication

Hours: Full Time (1.0 FTE)

Basis: Indefinite

Interview Date: To be confirmed

See link:

Job title: Lecturer in Korean Studies

Job reference: REQ002187

Salary Grade: H (£34,576 to £40,082)

Application closing date: 3 July 2016



Project Officer (REQ002108) Preston Campus-University of Central Lancaster

The International Institute of Korean Studies UCLAN (IKSU) was established under the leadership of Professor Hazel Smith as a multidisciplinary hub of research, teaching and public policy in the study of contemporary Korea.

The post-holder will support the IKSU Director in the successful development of the commercial and academic operation of IKSU.  As the Project Officer for IKSU you will be a vital part of the team in a rapidly growing Institute which has generated national and international media interest and which is the umbrella institution for our successful Korean language undergraduate degrees, our applied Korean courses and our PhD cohort.  You will work within an enthusiastic and professional team of academics and will contribute to the achievement of IKSU’s vision and strategy, enhancing the profile and reputation of IKSU internally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

We are seeking a dynamic individual with experience of co-ordinating or supporting a busy team underpinned by exceptional organisational and administrative skills. Utilising good oral and written communication skills, in Korean and English, the post-holder will develop responses to income-generating opportunities (academic and commercial); develop and maintain of links with internal university-wide stakeholders, including students and staff, and will particularly coordinate with service departments including finance and marketing.

Experience of working with external stakeholders such as professional bodies and/or employers relevant to IKSU is essential as the post holder will liaise with university wide and external partners at all levels, including government, business and third sector officials as well as the global media. The post-holder will also develop and manage the IKSU media profile as well as be responsible for managing the internal organisation of IKSU.

An ability to prioritise tasks, work with minimal supervision and deliver high quality reports to deadlines are essential.

Informal inquiries may be made to Professor Hazel Smith at

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.

School/Service: International Institute of Korean Studies (IKSU), School of Journalism, Language and Communication

Hours: Full Time (1.0 FTE)

Basis: Fixed Term contract for 2 years

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Salary and Grade: G (£28,982 – £33,574)

Application closing date: 29 May 2016




The Korean Studies Department at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany is seeking to fill

A PhD Research Fellow position (Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in)  (E13 TV-G-U, 50% part-time),

fixed term for three years from 01.10.2015.

Key Tasks

  •       Write a PhD thesis within the scope of modern Korea. The thesis should be submitted by the end of the contract period.
  •       Support in preparing and teaching classes (2 SWS/2h per week)
  •       Organizational support for the department


  •       Proof of completion of a degree in Korean Studies or related fields; or in a field of humanities or social science
  •       A good command of German and English. Proficiency in Korean desirable.
  •       Excellent communication (speaking and writing) and organizational skills

Required documents

  •       Motivation letter
  •       Academic CV/list of publications
  •       Exposé for a PhD thesis
  •       Diploma


Completed applications are to be submitted via e-mail in English or German to Prof. Yonson Ahn ( by 25.08.2015.