Professorial Fellowship for the Chair of Taiwan Studies at Leiden University

To facilitate the Taiwan Studies Programme at Leiden University, the Department of Cross-Strait Education of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of China, the Faculty of Humanities and the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) have jointly established a Chair of Taiwan Studies, based at the Faculty of Humanities and IIAS.


The information below pertains to the Chair of Taiwan Studies for the period February - June 2023. The Call for this period is closed. 

Chair of Taiwan Studies September 2023 - June 2024
Information about the next opportunity to apply for the Chair of Taiwan Studies will be shared on this page as soon as possible. 
Please note that this Call may differ in some details from the information below.


Chair of Taiwan Studies February - June 2023 (fulfilled)

The Chair provides a Professorial Fellow position of five months (February – June 2023) for a visiting scholar in Taiwan Studies, preferably, but not exclusively, in the fields of Critical (Cultural) Heritage Studies, Urban and Environmental Studies or the study of Global Asian Connections, being the focal areas of IIAS.

Conditions and responsibilities

For five months in the second semester of 2022-2023 (starting in February 2023), the position will be open to applicants from all universities and research institutes in Taiwan or elsewhere. Candidates with a full professorial position at their home institution whose research focuses on Taiwan and preferably covers either of the fields mentioned above are particularly welcome to apply.

The Chair of Taiwan Studies will teach and conduct research at Leiden University and IIAS.

The Ministry of Education in Taiwan and IIAS will sponsor a round-trip airfare ticket (direct flight only), living expenses, accommodation, office facilities, as well as relevant expenses for one research conference.

The Professorial Fellow can invite one master’s degree or PhD student affiliated with the Professorial Fellow’s home institution to come to Leiden for a short-term study or exchange visit during the Fellow’s stay.


Your application should include: CV, research proposal, and a syllabus for an advanced BA course. 

Applications should include suggestions for a teaching course, or courses, at BA level.

Application deadline: 15 September 2022 (CLOSED)