USC Korean Studies postdoctoral fellowships, 2012-2013

The USC Korean Studies Institute postdoctoral fellowships, 2012-2013

Funded by an institutional grant from the Academy of Korean Studies, the USC Korean Studies Institute is accepting applications for its 2012-2013 postdoctoral fellows program. Up to two postdoctoral fellowships will be offered. The postdoctoral program is open to scholars from all fields whose research pertains to Korea or that involves Korea as part of a comparative or interdisciplinary research. We particularly encourage proposals from the social sciences and non-traditional fields, such as Korean-American studies.

In addition to a salary and benefits, the KSI will provide each fellow with office space at the KSI and a small research budget. The fellows are expected to participate in Institute programs and support the activities of the KSI. The Fellow must have a Ph.D. in hand, and should be within 5 years of receiving the Ph.D., by the beginning of the appointment.

To apply, please send a letter of application, c.v., thesis abstract, two letters of recommendation (to be sent directly by the referees), and a writing sample to Elaine Kim, Associate Director, USC-Korean Studies Institute, ( The deadline for the receipt of all materials is February 1, 2012. It is strongly encouraged that applicants apply by email, although we will accept hardcopy applications, as well.

Information about USC Korean Studies Institute programs can be found at our website,

USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply.