Postdoctoral fellowship in Korean Studies, UCPH, Denmark

    Postdoctoral fellowship in Korean Studies, UCPH, Denmark

    Postdoctoral fellowship in Korean Studies, in the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    May 15, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoc position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Korean Studies
    – Political Science

    DKK 34,622.56 per month
    WorkplaceFaculty of Social Sciences
    Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
    University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
    Contract Period1 Year
    Starting date12 Months


    • Obtained a PhD degree in political science, international relations or a cognate discipline
    • Substantial expertise on Korea
    • Korean language competency
    • Track record of academic publications with well-regarded journals and/or publishers
    • A research agenda in the field of Korean politics or policy, broadly defined


    • Experience of teaching at university level
    • Experience of presenting academic papers at international conference and seminars
    • Experience in engaging with and presenting to external users of academic research
    • Experience in working on research grants from international sources

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    • Research and publishing in the field of appointment
    • Collaborating on the development of relevant grant and funding applications
    • Teaching a related class in the Department, as appropriate
    • Supporting collaborations between NIAS and the University of Copenhagen
    • Strategic communication, including podcasts, media, social media and outreach activity

    How to Apply?

    Submit a complete application at our online portal. Click on the “Apply now” icon at the top of the page to apply. The documents must be in Adobe PDF or Word

    Documents Required

    Your application must be written in English and include the following documents:

    • Cover letter explaining your motives for applying
    • Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications
    • Research proposal (no more than 2 pages)
    • Diplomas (master and bachelor)
    • Two sample publications or conference papers

    About Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS)

    The Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS), founded in 1968, is a well-established research centre, with a particular focus on social science and humanities research on contemporary Asia. NIAS has a broad Nordic mandate and a range of partners around the region, but is administratively part of the University of Copenhagen, where it operates under the auspices of the Department of Political Science.

    NIAS works in close collaboration with the Nordic NIAS Council (NNC), a 25 member academic consortium spanning the five countries of the Nordic region. The Institute houses NIAS Press, a leading specialist academic publisher in the field of Asian studies. NIAS also runs the very successful Nordic Asia podcast series, hosted by the New Books Network.

    Located on an historic campus in the heart of downtown Copenhagen, the Department of Political Science is one of the best departments of its kind in Europe: it currently has 60 full-time academic staff, 31 PhD researchers, and more than 2100 students.

    A BA in Korean Studies is offered by the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Copenhagen, including instruction in the Korean language. A range of elective classes are offered at MA level.

    Strategy of the Faculty of the Social Sciences

    The Department of Political Science is part of the Faculty of the Social Sciences. The Faculty is a successful academic community that strives to put knowledge into action by:

    • Engaging partners in the co-creation of knowledge, learning and social change.
    • Empowering our students to become reflective and responsible citizens who have the vision, the knowledge and the competences to change society for the better.
    • Energising global, European and Danish communities of knowledge by innovating research methodologies and by research findings with impact

    Terms of Employment


    Duncan McCargo
    Phone: +45 35324628

    HR Salma Schou

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    KF-NIAS Korea Fellow: Postdoctoral Position in Korean Studies

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