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New Call for applications in the framework of the 'Taiwan Studies Programme'

12 April 2019

New Call for applications in the framework of the "Taiwan Studies Programme"-agreement between Ghent University, Groningen University, Georg-August Universität Göttingen and the Department of International and Cross-Strait Education (DICE), MoE, Taiwan.

The “Taiwan Studies Programme at UGent/RUG/UGOE” has a duration of an initial 5 academic years from the effective date, which may again be extended after a mutual understanding thereto between the parties in writing and signed by the parties’ duly authorized representatives; the professorial fellowship offered by the programme may be occupied by one or more persons in sequence, with a minimum of 4 months and a maximum of 8 months per stay per year.

With regard to research and teaching activities and subject to compliance with applicable university laws, the Professorial Fellow (academic scholar) shall be treated equally as professors (academic staff) at the partner universities.

The parties agree that the Professorial Fellow’s activities under and in connection with this MoU shall comply with the rules of good scientific practice under which the university partners to this MoU are operating.

DICE will provide the Professorial Fellow with a monthly allowance and a round-trip international airline ticket.

Additionally, Ghent University/the University of Groningen/the Georg-August Universität Göttingen, when acting as the respective hosting institution, will provide the Professorial Fellow with housing.

Furthermore, Ghent University/the University of Groningen/the Georg-August Universität Göttingen will provide the Professorial Fellow with all necessary facilities such as office space, a computer and secretarial support.


What this Call 2019 is concerned, the entire duration of the professorial fellowship should be exercised during the academic year 2019-2020 (fourth year of the programme) partly in Ghent University (1st semester in Ghent University, Belgium) and partly in the Groningen University (2nd semester in Groningen University, The Netherlands).

We would like to draw your special attention to the fact that the selected candidate for the 2nd   semester in Groningen University would have to organize a workshop during his mobility period there.


  • PhD in Social Sciences or Political Sciences (preferably with focus on politics, international relations, law or economics)
  • Expertise with research on Taiwanese and East Asian studies
  • Expertise with education on Taiwanese and East Asian studies
  • Good command of English (spoken and written)
  • Ability to teach on EU-East Asia relations at MA level; involvement in the MA course EU-East Asia relations
  • Ability to organize research seminars for PhD students in areas such as EU external relations, international relations, Taiwanese/ East Asian studies

Candidates for the Professorial Fellowship shall be selected from any university or institution of higher learning in the Republic of China (Taiwan). The Professorial Fellow selected shall preferably be an/a (associate) professor on sabbatical leave from the Republic of China (Taiwan), and shall have minimal qualifications as a Ph.D. holder.


The Professorial Fellow will teach a Taiwan Studies related course on one or more aspects of international relations in an East Asian context. The term 'international relations' broadly encompasses the areas of: foreign policy; global and regional governance; international law; international political economy; IR theory; and security studies.

The Professorial Fellow will also have to organize a workshop related to his teaching.

The Professorial Fellow shall submit a report to DICE and to the Faculty Boards of Ghent University/the University of Groningen/the Georg-August Universität Göttingen regarding his or her academic work at the end of each appointment period.

The Ministry and Ghent University/the University of Groningen/the Georg-August Universität Göttingen may publish the said report.

Documents that should be admitted:

Your curriculum vitae

A motivation letter

Letter of consent and recommendation letter of your home institution signed by the relevant responsible person in your faculty/college/school.

Deadline for applications: Friday, 17 May 2019 – 12.00 am local Belgian time

Please send your application to the following address:

The selection result will be announced by the end of May 2019.

Last modified:12 April 2019 12.29 p.m.

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