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Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Korea Studies

Johns Hopkins University
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 18, 2023

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Johns Hopkins University’s Korea Studies Program in the School of Advanced and International Studies (SAIS) is accepting applications for a Korea Studies Postdoctoral Fellow for the 2023 Spring Semester. While the deadline to apply is January 20, 2023, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The primary research areas focus on international relations and political economy in the Asia-Pacific region (including Northeast Asia), as well as on contemporary issues concerning the Korean Peninsula and US-ROK alliance.

Appointment begins in the 2023 spring semester and could be extended to the 2023-2024 academic year based on research performance of the selected postdoctoral fellow. The fellowship is limited to recent PhDs: applicants cannot be more than five years past the awarding of their doctoral degree when the fellowship starts.

The Postdoctoral fellow is required to be in residence for the duration of the appointment and to take part in the Korea Studies activities throughout the appointed term. The fellow will also be required to present his/her research findings in seminars and to actively participate in the Korea Studies’ program. The postdoctoral fellowship is a 6-month appointment with a salary of approximately $37,500, with an additional research-related travel expense support.

Fellowship Requirement:
  • Residence in the metropolitan D.C area during the fellowship period is required;
  • Participate and engage actively in Korea Studies’ events and related academic and programming activities;
  • Submit at least one working paper for publication during his/her appointment period;
  • Organize at least one scholarly event to present the fellow’s research findings during the appointment term; and
  • Work closely with the staff and students who are affiliated with the Korea Studies program.
Application Instructions

All applications should include:
  • A Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A short research statement (not to exceed five typed pages, double-spaced), which describes the research and writing to be undertaken during the fellowship period, as well as the proposed publishable product.
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Writing Sample (a published/publishable article or a dissertation chapter)
  • a statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation submitted by your recommenders
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