Cfp, Rising Stars of Korean Studies mentoring workshop

USC Korean Studies Institute: Rising Stars Mentoring Workshop 2012

USC’s Korean Studies Institute, with generous funding from the Korea Foundation, invites inquiries and applications for the 4th « Rising Stars » junior faculty mentoring workshop, to be held on October 12-13, 2012.

This workshop will bring together the next generation of Korean Studies scholars in either postdoctoral or assistant professor positions, along with senior scholars from various disciplines. The intention is to link this new generation with each other, provide feedback on their work from senior scholars, and in particular mentor these younger scholars through the tenure process. Each younger scholar will prepare in advance either a paper intended for eventual submission to a disciplinary journal, or a book prospectus and one key chapter, while senior scholars serve as discussants. We particularly wish to focus on younger scholars who may be at schools not known for Korean Studies, or scholars whose work is not primarily about Korea but who use Korea as “a case of” a larger question in their research.

The workshop has a limited number of openings, and is available to participants from all fields in the social sciences and humanities and from institutions throughout the US and Canada.

The workshop will fully cover participants’ travel, lodging and meals for the duration of the workshop. Funding for the program is provided by both the Korea Foundation and USC’s Korean Studies Institute.

Eligibility and Application

  • Application due date: March 31, 2012
  • Scholars must have Ph.D. in hand by October 2012
  • Special consideration will be given to faculty from universities that are not major Korean Studies institutions, or those scholars whose research uses Korea as a case of a larger question or issue.

 

Those interested in attending the workshop should send a cover letter, research abstract (no more than 250 words), and CV to Elaine Kim, associate director of the USC Korean Studies Institute (elaineek@dornsife.usc.edu).

Deadline: May 1, 2012.


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