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 2018–2019 academic year. The postdoctoral program is open to scholars from all fields whose research relates to Korea. Preference will be given to those working in the humanities.
The fellowship will cover up to a 12-month period between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019 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: The postdoctoral fellow will also receive an office space and access to libraries and other resources at Penn.
The fellow will be required to:

  1. remain in residence;
  2. teach one (1) graduate-level gateway seminar (Korean History and Civilization) course in the spring semester of 2019;
  3. give a public presentation for Korean Studies Colloquium;
  4. mentor Kim Program undergraduate fellows; and
  5. participate in Kim Program events and related activities at Penn.

Applications will be accepted only via Interfolio here: