PhD Scholarship in Korean Studies @ Monash University

PhD Scholarship in Korean Studies @ Monash University

  • PhD Scholarship in Korean Studies @ Monash University
  • Full-time, 3.5 year fixed-term employment
  • Applications close 7 August 2023
  • Read more and apply here

The Opportunity

A new PhD position is being sought in the Monash University Korean Studies programme. The successful candidate will join the Korean Studies Programme and the Monash University Korean Studies Research Hub which was established in 2018 to produce groundbreaking research in Korean Studies. This position is funded with financial support from Monash University Faculty of Arts and the AKS (Academy of Korean Studies) Core University Program for Korean Studies.

The PhD scholarship will be offered to a suitable candidate to pursue research in Korean Studies. Students may be eligible for further support. Please contact Dr Andy Jackson for details.

Applications for Korea-related doctoral projects include, but are not limited to: pre-modern or modern history, rebellion in Korea, literature, cinema and media studies, cultural studies, socio-linguistics and pragmatics, second language acquisition, sociology of media, overseas Koreans, religion, ethnicity and sociology. These areas reflect the research expertise of Monash University Korean Studies staff.


The successful applicant will receive a Research Living Allowance, at current value of $33,000 AUD per annum 2023 full-time rate (tax-free stipend), indexed plus allowances as per RTP stipend scholarship conditions at: A scholarship and Single Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) will be provided for a successful international awardee.

Candidate Requirements

The successful applicant will have an excellent academic track record in research and an excellent command of both English and Korean. The successful applicant must have strong research proposal that is feasible under the PhD timeframe, and which aligns with the expertise of Monash University Korean Studies staff.

In its assessment, the selection committee will prioritise applicants who hold an Australian (or equivalent international) Honour’s or Master’s degree (both in a relevant field), with a significant research component and with first-class honours/H1 awarded.


Enquiries concerning intended topics for research and other academic matters should be directed in the first instance to Dr Andy Jackson, School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics;

Submit an Expression of Interest

EOIs shall comprise:

  • A cover letter that includes a brief statement of the applicant’s suitability
  • A brief research proposal not exceeding 750 words in length that fits within the broad project aims and objectives, and demonstrates understanding of the area of research
  • A curriculum vitae, including a list of any published works, conference presentations and relevant work experience
  • A full statement of academic record, supported by scanned copies of relevant certified documentation
  • English language proficiency test results (if applicable)
  • Contact details of two academic referees
  • Copy of your current passport (if available)

Once you have discussed your proposal with Dr Andy Jackson, please submit your Expression of Interest Form and indicate that you are applying for a “Special Scholarship Scheme – PhD Scholarship in Korean Studies”.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed via Zoom video call. The interviews will be conducted in English.

Closing Date

Monday 7 August 2023, 11:59pm AEST

Apply here.

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