Postdoctoral Fellowship in Global Korean Diasporas
Harvard University Korea Institute
United States

Global Korean Diasporas Postdoctoral Fellowship

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Korea Institute

Position Description

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Basic Qualifications

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.

Special Instructions

For details and full application instructions, view:

Contact Information
Catherine Glover
Korea Institute, Harvard University

Contact Email

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an 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.

Minimum Number of References Required 2

Maximum Number of References Allowed 2

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Please state your thesis title.
(Open Ended Question)

Please state a short summary of your research plans during fellowship period (c. 40 words).
(Open Ended Question)

Please provide a brief statement of teaching interests.
(Open Ended Question)

Do you have a continuing teaching position? If yes, where? If teaching, have you obtained approval from your dept. to accept a postdoctoral position (if received) for 2021-2022? If no, please state your current affiliation?
(Open Ended Question)

Have you previously applied for any postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard? If yes, which and when?
(Open Ended Question)

Are you currently applying for other postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard or elsewhere? If yes, which?
(Open Ended Question)

Have you ever had a Harvard ID previously? If yes, please provide the HUID number.
(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Dissertation Abstract
  • Dissertation Table of Contents
  • Statement of Research
  • Dissertation Chapter
  • Proposed Course Description
  • Transcript
  • Optional Documents

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