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Position for researchers in the field of Korean history and society-Czech Academy of Sciences

By 7th January 2017October 30th, 2020Blackboard

The Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Department of the East Asia, is offering a position for researchers in the field of Korean history and society.

Eligibility: This position is open to researchers with a PhD degree in Korean Studies, Korean History, Far Eastern History, or related fields. The candidates must hold their PhD degree at the time of applying for the position or guarantee that they will receive it before the beginning of the position. Currently, we are NOT looking for specialists on literature, religion, philosophy or art history.

Research focus: History of Korea – pre-modern, modern or contemporary. We expect candidates with experiences in grant activities, a proven publishing record, an ability to work with relevant sources based on the sound knowledge of Korean and fluent English as a prerequisite for both working in an international environment of the institute as well as publishing.

Terms: The opening of the position is scheduled for the first or second quarter of 2017 (the details can be negotiated). The duration of the position is 3 years with a possibility of extension. The Institute will provide an office space, computer, proofreading services, library services (including a modest amount for books purchase), and funding for conference or research trips abroad. Researchers are expected to be in residence at the Oriental Institute in Prague. During their residence, researchers are required to produce academic publications and participate in Oriental Institute seminars and other events. This is a non-teaching position. The selected candidate may expect a gross monthly salary of 1,200-1,700 EUR, depending on experiences. We reserve the right not to fill this position.

Application: Please submit all of the following materials: 1) CV including Publication List; 2) Project proposal: In three to five pages, double spaced 12 pt. font, please explain the project you would undertake in the starting stage of your residence. In addition, please include a separate bibliography of works to demonstrate how this project relates to the current state of research. 3) Writing Samples: a. Please include a writing sample of no more than 20 pages; b. Please include a Dissertation Abstract of no more than 2 pages. 4) Two letters of Recommendation: a. Please list the names, addresses and occupations of the two persons, not related to you, who will submit letters of recommendation on your behalf. Letters of recommendation must be submitted by the deadline for the application to be complete.

Deadline for applications: January 13, 2017 Notification: January/February 2017 Inquiries: Please direct inquiries to Dr. Jakub Hruby, Head of the East Asia Department – Mailing Instructions: Please send the application and letters electronically to: