Professorial Fellowship for the Chair of Taiwan Studies at Leiden University

We invite applications for the Chair of Taiwan Studies at Leiden University. The Chair provides a Professorial Fellow position of five or ten months for a visiting scholar in Taiwan Studies to teach and conduct research at Leiden University and the International Institute for Asian Studies (Leiden, The Netherlands). The Fellowship covers (one or both of) the two semesters September 2020-January 2021, and February-June 2021. 

Application deadline: 16 April 2020.

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, Taiwan, the Leiden University 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.

The Chair provides a Professorial Fellow position for a visiting scholar in Taiwan Studies, preferably, but not exclusively, in the fields of Critical Heritage Studies, Urban Studies or the study of Global Asia, being the focal areas of IIAS. 

Conditions and responsibilities

For five or ten months in the academic year 2020-2021, 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 at Leiden University will sponsor round-trip airfare tickets, 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 in Leiden.

Application

Please submit applications (CVs in both Mandarin and English; one proposal in English) to the Education Division of the Taipei Representative Office in the EU and Belgium at belgium@mail.moe.gov.tw.

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

The deadline is 16 April 2020.

To obtain further information, please contact:

Kelly Van de Paer, Education Division
Taipei Representative Office in the EU and Belgium
Square de Meeus 26-27, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
phone: +32 2287 2835
email: belgium@mail.moe.gov.tw