Global Korean Diasporas Postdoctoral Fellowship

Korea Institute, Harvard University
Massachusetts, United States
$67,000.00 - $67,000.00
Nov 09, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Application Deadline: January 10, 2021 (Sun) 5:00pm EST
Recommendation Letters Deadline: January 24, 2021 (Sun) 5:00pm EST

Department/Areas: Global Korean diasporas; Korean ethnicity, migration, race, and/or citizenship

With generous support from the Jeffrey D. and Jean K. Lee Fund, the Korea Institute at Harvard University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in the study of global Korean diasporas. Applicants whose research focuses on Korean ethnicity, migration, race, and/or citizenship are especially encouraged to apply.

Fellowship Grant
The fellowship covers a 12-month period between August 1, 2021 to July 31, 2022 with the possibility for an additional year extension. The fellowship provides a stipend of $67,000 (with the understanding that the fellow will purchase her/his own health insurance). The recipient will have the option to purchase health insurance from Harvard’s affiliate insurance program or a carrier of their choosing. Additionally, up to $3,000 will be made available for research/travel or for a workshop. The postdoctoral fellow will ordinarily be provided shared office space and access to the libraries and resources
of Harvard University.

Fellowship Requirements
Residence in the Cambridge/Boston area during the fellowship period is ordinarily required. Fellows are expected to participate actively in Korea Institute programs while also encouraged to engage in the academic life of the larger Harvard community. The fellow will have the opportunity to present their research through one of Korea Institute’s public talk forums. The fellow may also have an opportunity to teach one undergraduate course and is encouraged to organize scholarly events around the theme of the fellowship.

Eligibility and Application Submission
Applicants must have received their Ph.D. degree within five years of the postdoctoral appointment year (i.e. 2016 or later). The applicant who is offered the fellowship must have a registrar certified Ph.D. degree
by June 30, 2021. All applicants should possess a high level of proficiency in Korean.

For details and the full application instructions, please visit the Korea Institute website:
The Global Korean Diasporas Postdoctoral Fellowship online application is available
on the Harvard University ARIeS (Academic Recruiting Information eSystem):

Harvard is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.

Further inquiries should be directed to:
Catherine Glover, Fellowships Coordinator
Korea Institute, Harvard University


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