Moon Family Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2022-23

Moon Family Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2022-23

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Jan 11, 2022

The James Joo-Jin Kim Program at the University of Pennsylvania announces a Moon Family Postdoctoral Fellowship in Korean Studies for the 2022-23 academic year. The postdoctoral fellowship is open to scholars whose research and teaching focus on Korea in the humanities (art, cinema, history, literature, music, philosophy, religion, theater, and the like).

The fellowship will cover the 12-month period between August 1, 2022 and July 31, 2023 and provide a stipend of $55,000 as well as conference travel funds up to $2,000. The Kim Program will cover the cost of the fellow's health insurance (including medical, dental, vision, and life). The postdoctoral fellow will also receive an office space and access to libraries and other resources at Penn. The fellowship may be renewed for a second year, based on satisfactory performance, the existence of funding, and programmatic need.

The fellow will be required to: 1) reside in the Philadelphia area; 2) teach one course per year; 3) give a public presentation for the Korean Studies Colloquium; 4) mentor the Kim Program undergraduate fellows and graduate fellows; 5) participate in the Kim Program events and related activities at Penn; and 6) organize a Korean Studies Conference (either in Fall 2022 or in Spring 2023).


This fellowship supports fields in the humanities (art, cinema, history, literature, music, philosophy, religion, theater, and the like). The applicant who is awarded the fellowship must complete all requirements for the Ph.D. degree (dissertation deposited) by July 31, 2022.

Application Requirements

  • Cover Letter (including a description of research projects to be carried out during the fellowship, and teaching interests/experiences)

  • CV

  • Writing Sample (a published/publishable article or a dissertation chapter)

  • One course syllabus

  • Two Letters of Recommendation (uploaded to the Interfolio directly by the recommenders)

    The application must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST on Feb. 28, 2022. Award decisions will be made by early April 2022.

    The Kim Program in Korean Studies is strongly committed to Penn's Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: ). The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

    Questions can be directed to:

    Seok Lee, Associate Director


    To apply, visit

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