[IIAS Call for applications] Professorial Fellowship 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.

The Chair provides a Professorial Fellow position for a visiting scholar in Taiwan Studies, preferably, but not exclusively, in the fields of Shared Heritage Practices, 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 of 2024-2025 (starting in September 2024), 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, the Leiden University Faculty of Humanities and IIAS will sponsor a round-trip airfare ticket (direct flight only), accommodation, stipend, office facilities, and relevant expenses for one research workshop.

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.


Your application should include: motivation letter, your CV, a research proposal, and a syllabus for an advanced BA or MA course

Please also indicate the desired duration of the Professor Fellow position (5 or 10 months) in your application.

Applications must be submitted to the Education Division of the Taipei Representative Office in the EU and Belgium at belgium@mail.moe.gov.tw.

Applications should preferably include proposals for a course at BA or MA level.

Application deadline: 1 March 2024


For 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