CfA: Professorial Fellowship for the Chair of Taiwan Studies at Leiden University (Deadline: 2021-05-15)


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 at the IIAS.

The Chair provides a Professorial Fellow position 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

The position is 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 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.


Your application should include: CV, research proposal, and a syllabus for an advanced BA or MA course. Applications should be submitted to the Education Division of the Taipei Representative Office in the EU and Belgium at

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

The application deadline is 15 May 2021.

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