Moon Family Postdoctoral Fellowship in Korean Studies was made possible through a gracious donation by a University of Pennsylvania Alumnus. 

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 2018–19 academic year. The postdoctoral program is open to scholars who work in the humanities (including cinema studies, history, and literature), with research focused on modern Korea (since 1864).

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.

Application is currently closed.