Jobs & Fellowships

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 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
6. High‐quality copies or scans of transcripts showing degrees and coursework.

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



Lecturer in Korean Studies–The University of Sydney

School of Languages and Cultures

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences 

  • Work with collaborative and supportive colleagues
  • Located at our Camperdown campus
  • Continuing, Academic Level B, $123K – $146K (which includes salary, leave loading and 17% superannuation)

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 2331/1118C to apply.

Closing date: 11:30 pm, 9 January 2019 (Sydney time)


Moon Family Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2019–2020

The James Joo-Jin Kim Program at the University of Pennsylvania is now accepting applications for the Moon Family Postdoctoral Fellowship in Korean Studies for the 2019–2020 academic year. Humanities scholars whose research focus is on post-1864 Korea are eligible.

The fellowship will cover up to a 12-month period between August 1, 2019 and July 31, 2020 and provide a stipend of $50,000. The Kim Program will cover the cost of health insurance (including medical, dental, vision, and life; more information can be found here: and travel expenses for attending the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies. The postdoctoral fellow will also receive a shared office space and access to libraries and other resources at Penn.


Application material (except for letters of recommendation to be sent directly from the referee) must be submitted by 5 pm on Friday, January 4, 2019 in one, complete PDF via e-mail to Michelle Silverio <>.



Postdoctoral researcher in 17th and/or 18th c. East Asian History (Korea), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates for a four-year postdoctoral position in 17th and/or 18th century Korean history as part of the European Research Council funded project (H2020-ERC CoG 758347), Aftermath of the East Asian War of 1592-1598, led by ICREA Professor Rebekah Clements and hosted by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

For further details go to  Closing date: 17th Feb 2019.



PhD Scholarship in 17th-19th c. Korea History, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Applications are invited for a funded, full-time, 3 year PhD position (with the possibility of extension) in the context of a European Research Council Starting Grant project, Aftermath of the East Asian War of 1592-1598 led by ICREA Professor Rebekah Clements at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Department of Translation, Interpreting, and East Asian Studies. The successful candidate will be co-supervised by Rebekah Clements and Dr James B Lewis (University of Oxford) and will be expected to write his or her dissertation on an aspect of the environmental, economic, and/or demographic aftermath of the Imjin war in Korea focusing on a period falling within the 17th-19th centuries. The language of the project and of the dissertation will be English, and the successful candidate is not expected to speak Spanish or Catalan, although they will be encouraged to acquire a basic competence in one of these languages during their tenure.


For further details go to Closing date: 17th February 2019.



Soon Young Kim Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Korean Studies at the Korea Institute, Harvard University

for Academic Year 2019-2020

The Korea Institute at Harvard University is accepting applications for the Soon Young Kim Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Korean Studies for the 2019-20 academic year. This Fellowship is open to scholars from all fields of study in Korean Studies. However, preference may be given to scholars working on the history of Korean business, the history of Korean science and technology, the history of Korean military or the environmental history of Korea.

Application Deadline: Applications must be received via email by the Korea Institute by Thursday, January 3, 2019, 5:00pm EST

Soon Young Kim Post-Doctoral Application details and process may be found on our website:



Lecturer, Korean Language, University of Texas at Austin, USA

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for two full-time Lecturers in the Korean language, to begin January 15th, 2019. Candidates will be expected to teach courses in all levels of the Korean language and to assist with the development of curriculum. Native-speaker competence in Korean is required, as well as an explicit understanding of the linguistic properties of the Korean language. Candidates who are familiar with current trends in language-teaching methodologies, including technology-related pedagogy, will be given preference.  Located at the flagship campus of the University of Texas System, the Department of Asian Studies provides an excellent and exciting context for teaching and research in the classical and modern languages of the Asian region.  This position is only offered on a temporary basis and is contingent upon student enrollment, the availability of funding, and performance. A record of advanced teaching experience of five or more years is preferred. Security sensitive position; background check conducted on applicant selected.

Interested candidates are invited to upload: 1) a cover letter detailing qualifications and teaching experience, 2) a detailed curriculum vitae, and 3) three confidential letters of recommendation.  The deadline for applications is Friday, November 16th, 2018.  Please direct all questions to Ms. Lucy Enniss ( with the words “Korea search” in the subject line.

Applications should be submitted using Interfolio via the following link:



Queens College, City University of New York, Assistant Professor in Korean Humanities

The Department of Classical, Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures at Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Korean humanities, to begin in the fall semester of 2019. The fields of expertise are open and include (but not limited to) history, art, religion, film, and/or cultural studies. Responsibilities include teaching Korean humanities and language courses at all levels and contributing to the Korean and East Asian Studies programs and the liberal arts curriculum at Queens College.

A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline is required by the time of appointment. Native or near-native competency in Korean and English, active research and commitment to teaching college-level Korean humanities and language courses are also required.

Go to and click on “Employment​

– Click on “Search Job Postings

– Click on “More Options To Search For CUNY Jobs”

– Search by Job Opening ID number (19628)

– Click on “Apply Now” and follow the instructions.

Please also have three recommendation letters sent to Professor Yunzhong Shu ( by December 24, 2018.



The University of Sheffield–Two full-time, permanent appointments in Korean Studies

To commemorate 40 years of the teaching of Korean Studies at The University of Sheffield (United Kingdom), the University  will make two (2) lectureship appointments to an ‘Anniversary Lectureship in Korean Studies’ to be held within the School of East Asian Studies, which is a department of the Faculty of Social Sciences.  These two posts are full-time, permanent appointments.  A lectureship is equivalent to an Assistant Professorship in North America.  The application deadline is 13 November, 2018.  The Job Reference number is UOS020602.  Details about the appointments may be found at the link

Emeritus Professor James H. Grayson
School of East Asian Studies
The University of Sheffield
6/8 Shearwood Road
Sheffield S10 2TD(tel) 07780 70-1116
(fax) +44 114 222-8432



Korean History post at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

A position in Korean Studies (with a focus on History) just opened at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.
In the Italian bureaucratic language is named “1 fixed-term (36 month) full-time researcher”, but it would translate as “Assistant Professor NON-tenure track” in most languages. Knowledge of Italian is not required for this position, but knowledge of English is.
The call will be out for two more weeks (received 16 March 2018).
In case you know any suitable candidate, I would be very grateful if you could bring him/her to our attention. The link to the call (in Italian and English) is the following:

For any technical information regarding the application, please write in Italian/English to Ms Lepore of the Human Resources Office
For any other information, contact




The Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences is offering a position for post-doctoral researchers in Korean Studies.

Eligibility: The position is open to researchers with a doctoral degree in Korean Studies. The candidates must have their PhD degree at the time of the application or guarantee that they will receive it before taking up the position.

Research focus: Korean Studies – pre-modern, modern or contemporary.

The Institute expects application of theoretical frameworks relevant to the applicant’s topic of research and welcomes a willingness to apply Digital Humanities methods in research. Preference will be given to the following themes: pre-modern, modern or contemporary history, politics, political systems; political and social elites; media, propaganda, mass persuasion, censorship, political discourse, history of media and journalism; interaction of politics, culture, language, and society; cultural inclusion and cultural security in the context of state policy, globalization and development, cross-cultural or cross-border relations, inter-ethnic power structures.

Deadline for applications: March 16, 2018

For more information and contacts click here.




Assistant Professor of Korean Studies, Vanderbilt University

The Asian Studies Program at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee), with the generous support of The Korea Foundation, is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Korean Studies.

Field of specialization as a scholar of Korea is open to any discipline within the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Review of applications will begin on 15 December 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Please see link for more information:




Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Korean Studies, University of Sheffield 

The University of Sheffield (UK) has announced that it will make an appointment for a Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Korean Studies.  Brief details are as follows.  Full information may be found on the University’s website:

Job Reference Number: UOS017296

Job Title:  Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Korean Studies

Contract Type:  Open-ended

Working Pattern: Full-time

Faculty: Social Sciences

Department:  School of East Asian Studies

Salary:  Grade 8 (Lecturer)  £39,992 to £ 47,722 per annum; Grade 9 (Senior Lecturer): £ 50,618 to  £ 56,950 per annum

Closing Date:  26 October 2017




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:



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