Postdoctoral Position at the University of Pennsylvania Population Studies Center

Postdoctoral Fellow Position

Korean Millennials: Coming of Age in the Era of Inequality, a Laboratory Program for Korean Studies funded by the Academy of Korean Studies and housed in the Population Studies Center (PSC) at the University of Pennsylvania, is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship. This one-year Postdoctoral fellowship begins September 1, 2017 and ends August 31, 2018.

The Korean Millennials Laboratory includes Director, Hyunjoon Park (Sociology, University of Pennsylvania) and four Laboratory Fellows – Grace Kao (Sociology, University of Pennsylvania), Seung-kyung Kim (East Asian Languages and Cultures, Indiana University), Joongbaeck Kim (Sociology, KyungHee University), and Jaesung Choi (Economics, Sungkyunkwan University). The details of the Korean Millennials Laboratory can be found at the website, http://

The postdoctoral fellow will engage in research and develop publications focused on Korean Millennials and their transition to adulthood. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to remain in residence at the University of Pennsylvania during the period of the fellowship, and to participate in various activities of the Laboratory including regular project meetings and the weekly colloquium of the Population Studies Center.

Applicants from social science or related disciplines including Anthropology, Demography, Economics, and Sociology are welcome to apply. Position requirements are:

A Ph.D. degree by June 30, 2017

Research focus on Korean Millennials but cross-national comparative perspectives are welcome

Ability to work independently in a collaborative setting

Salary for the one-year period is $47,484 (with no prior postdoctoral experience) plus health insurance for the postdoctoral fellow. Contingent on budgetary considerations, some support for travel may be provided. The postdoctoral fellow will share office space and have access to libraries and other resources available at the Population Studies Center.

Application packages must be submitted by March 31, 2017 to: Applications should include:

1) A cover letter describing previous research and outlining planned research to be conducted during the fellowship

2) Updated CV

3) One writing sample

4) Three letters of recommendation (sent directly from referees).

Please email if you have any questions about the postdoctoral fellowship.

The PSC’s scientific missions are to foster and support the production of high quality population-related research by our program scientists and to train graduate students for careers in population research. The Center’s program emphasizes key areas of research in the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and in the developing world. At the PSC, post-doctoral fellows in Demography, Sociology, and other fields work with a world-renowned faculty to maintain a research infrastructure for understanding evolving issues regarding human populations and their organization, health, and well-being.