The Nam Center for Korean Studies at the University of Michigan is now accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Korean Studies for the 2018-2019 academic year. The fellowship is open to scholars from all fields whose research relates to Korea. Preference will be given to the applicants whose research/teaching interests concern contemporary Korea. The fellow will be expected to participate in Center events and related activities at U-M, as well as teach a course in Winter and/or Spring term of 2019.

The fellowship will cover up to a 12-month period between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019, and will carry a stipend of $50,000 plus benefits as well as $3,000 in research funds. The postdoctoral fellow will be provided a shared office and access to libraries and resources at the University.

Program Requirements

  1. Remain in residence from September 2018 until the end of June 2019
  2. Teach one undergraduate course in Winter and/or Spring terms of 2019
  3. Give a lecture in the Nam Center Colloquium series
  4. Assist with Nam Center academic programming
  5. Direct the Nam Center Undergraduate Fellows Program, which includes leading bi-weekly seminars and mentoring the Fellows’ research projects, among others.


Applicants must have received their Ph.D. degree within five years of the postdoctoral appointment year (2013 or later). The successful applicant must have their Ph.D. degree conferred by August 31, 2018.

Applications must be submitted via Interfolio by April 8, 2018 (11:59 pm EDT). The following documents are required:

  • Letter of Application
  • C.V.
  • Research statement outlining current research project and experience
  • Teaching statement describing past teaching and mentoring experiences and other relevant aspects
  • Writing sample (e.g. dissertation chapter, conference paper, journal article)
  • Two letters of recommendation