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SBS Korean Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Social Sciences

Harvard University
Job Location:
Cambridge, 02138

School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area: Korea Institute

Position Description

With generous support from the SBS Foundation Research Fund, the Korea Institute at Harvard University invites applications for a Korean Studies postdoctoral fellowship in the social sciences. Applicants whose research focuses on global Korean diaspora, Korea-US relations, international relations, and/or political economy are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: January 7, 2024 (Sun) 5:00pm EST

Recommendation Letters Deadline: January 21, 2024 (Sun) 5:00pm EST 

Department/Areas: social sciences; especially global Korean diaspora, Korea-US relations, international relations, and/or political economy

Fellowship Grant 

The fellowship covers a 12-month period between August 1, 2024 and July 31, 2025. This health benefits-eligible fellowship provides a stipend of $68,000 with an additional $3,000 for research and professional development. The postdoctoral fellow will have access to the libraries and resources of Harvard University and ordinarily will be assigned a desk in a shared office space.

Fellowship Requirements
Residence in the Cambridge/Boston area during the fellowship period is required. The fellow will be expected to participate actively in Korea Institute programs and engage in the academic life of the larger Harvard community. The fellow will be required either to teach one undergraduate course or to organize at least one significant scholarly event related to the theme of the fellowship. The fellow will have the opportunity to present their research through one of Korea Institute's public talk forums. 

Basic Qualifications

Applicants must have received their Ph.D. degree within five years of the postdoctoral appointment year (i.e., 2019 or later). The applicant who is offered the fellowship must have a registrar certified Ph.D. degree by June 30, 2024. All applicants should possess a high level of proficiency in Korean.

Special Instructions

For details and full application instructions, view

Contact Information

Dr. Michelle Choi, Director of Programs
Korea Institute, Harvard University

Contact Email:

Equal Opportunity Employer

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.

Minimum Number of References Required: 2

Maximum Number of References Allowed: 2


postdoctoral fellowship; social sciences; Korea
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