Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Study of Inequality & Social Policy at Gachon University in Korea
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The KSPS-supported Korea Inequality Research Laboratory at Gachon University


Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Study of Inequality & Social Policy in Korea


March 1st, 2022-February 28th, 2024


The KSPS-Gachon Korea Inequality Research Lab (KIRL; invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in the study of inequality and social policy in Korea in comparative perspective. This is a fulltime, temporary appointment to begin as of March 1st, 2022, and continue through February 28th, 2024.


The fellowship is open to a scholar from all fields of social science who conducts research on the measurements, causes, consequences, or remedies (social policy) of inequality with a regional focus on Korea. The purpose of the fellowship is to enable the continuation of research and publication, with an emphasis of publication of a monograph which could be developed from the fellow’s dissertation.




At a minimum, the applicant should hold a Ph.D. before commencing the fellowship. Desirable qualifications include the ability to speak, read, and write in both English and Korean with a professional working proficiency.




The selected fellow will receive a monthly stipend of KRW 3,600,000 and with employer contributions for four social insurances and retirement grant.


Application Procedure


Applicants must submit the following documents to with the subject line to read “Postdoc_applicant name”:


1). Cover letter to the Search Committee indicating interest in the position (not more than two pages, single spaced).


2). Curriculum vitae.


3). Dissertation abstract.


4). Research statement. Please include the research that would be accomplished during the two years of fellowship, preferably including a book project (not more than two pages, single-spaced).


5). Writing sample. A chapter of the dissertation or a journal article (not necessarily published; “under review” is fine), not more than 40 pages.


6). Two letters of recommendation. The applicant must request that the letter writers (or the dossier service) email the recommendation letters directly to


7). Highquality copies or scans of transcripts showing degrees and coursework.


The closing date for application is February 15th, 2022.


Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee chair, Professor Jong-sung You, at




About the The KSPS-Gachon Korea Inequality Research Lab (KIRL):


The KSPS-Gachon Korea Inequality Research Lab (KIRL; was initially launched in December 2018, with a generous grant available to use between December 10, 2018 and December 09, 2026 (a five-year research period and an additional three-year period for publication) from the Korean Studies Promotion Service at the Academy of Korean Studies. The lab is committed to developing new theories and empirical findings on the causes and consequences of inequality and proposing alternative social policies.


To this end, the lab promotes collaborative research among 15 top-level domestic and international scholars.


The projects in the lab address four aspects of economic inequality: measurement, causes, consequences and remedies. First, the lab will supplement existing measures of income and wealth inequality, particularly by developing the Distributional National Accounts which combine existing measures of inequality and National Accounts. Secondly, the lab will examine how changes in economic conditions, which often accompany the transformation of labor markets, political institutions and policy choices and the welfare state regime, have affected economic inequality in Korea. Third, the lab explores the political and social consequences of deepening economic inequality in terms of political preferences and behavior of the public. Finally, the lab explores alternative social policies to reduce inequality.


During the five-year research period and an additional three-year period for publication, the lab plans to publish ten monographs with major academic presses and 38 articles in SSCI-indexed journals.


This fellowship is funded by a Laboratory Program for Korean Studies grant from the Korean Studies Promotion Service of the Academy of Korean Studies. The purpose of the Laboratory Program is to strengthen global competitiveness of Korean Studies by drawing Korean Studies research outcomes through world-class domestic and international Korean Studies researchers.



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