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Professorial Fellowship for the Chair of Taiwan Studies at Leiden University

October 1, 2019

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. 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 months in the second semester of 2019-2020 (starting in February 2020), 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 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.


Please submit applications (CVs both in Mandarin Chinese 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 preferably include suggestions for a teaching course at BA or MA level.

The application deadline is 1 October 2019.


To obtain further information, please contact:

Kelly Van de Paer, Education Division,
Taipei Representative Office in the EU and Belgium,
Square de Meeûs 26-27, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
(TEL) +32 2287 2835
(EMAIL) belgium@mail.moe.gov.tw

More information here: www.iias.asia/professorial-fellowship-chair-taiwan-studies-leiden-university

Professorial Fellowship for the Chair of Taiwan Studies at Leiden University


October 1, 2019