The Research Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Announcement for Post-Doctoral Research Fellows

December 18, 2020


The Research Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (RIHSS), funded by Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), was established in January 2012. RIHSS’s goals are to support academic research, provide services to academic communities, cultivate junior scholars, and promote the development of the humanities and social sciences. In addition, RIHSS serves as a platform for facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration.


RIHSS is pleased to announce the new post-doctoral research fellows program starting in April, 2021.​

  1. Eligibility: Taiwan nationals (Republic of China citizens), foreign nationals, and Hong Kong and Macao residents who have a doctoral degree in the humanities and social sciences, or prospective Ph.Ds who will pass oral defense of the dissertation before the application deadline. All fields in humanities and social sciences are welcome. Future research interests concerning one of the following topics are in particular encouraged. “sustainable development and environment humanities”, “multiculturalism and social diversity”, “international political economy”, “social media, democracy, and national security”.
  2. Available position: Ten or more (subject to additional assessment).
  3. Salary: Salary standards follow regulations from the Ministry of Science and Technology, around 55,000~63,000 TWD per month.
  4. Term Employment Period: The first term starts on April 1 to December 31, 2021. The second term starts on January 1 to December 31, 2022. Please note that the beginning date of payment calculation is the first day on which the appointee is on duty with personal presence. Renewal for the second term is possible after passing the review of RIHSS and upon the approval from the MOST.
  5. Place of work: The Research Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (14F., No.97, Sec. 1, Roosevelt Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan)
  6. Scope of work:
  1. Research and publish
  2. Plan and organize academic events and help establishing international collaboration networks
  3. Assist and participate in RIHSS activities and events
  4. Give academic lectures to the public
  1. Application period: From January 1 to January 22, 2021.
  2. How to apply: Applicants should provide the following documents as an electronic file (numerically ordered and sorted by file names). Please send via email to <> by January 22, 2021, 5pm (GMT+8),  with the subject line “Application for Post-Doctoral Research Fellows, RIHSS_Your Name”. Applicants are responsible for writing to the contact person if not receiving a confirmation email after three days of submission.
  1. Application Form
  2. Curriculum Vitae (including list of publications)
  3. Proposal Statement, including
    1. Future academic research and publication plans
    2. Plans for organizing academic events (such as conference, workshop) or international collaboration proposal.
  4. Photocopy of Ph.D. diploma or temporary academic certification for prospective Ph.D. (see appendix).
  5. Full-text doctoral dissertation with Chinese and English abstracts, or the research monograph based and revised on the dissertation.
  6. Other publications (please merge into a single electronic file).
  1. The result of the recruitment will be announced and all applicants will be notified by email before the end of March.
  2. Contact: Please contact Ms. Chen via email at < > or phone +886-2-2351-1099 extension 314 during office hours (9am-5pm).
  3. Related regulations: See Guidelines for Post-Doctoral Research Fellows



Appendix regarding Temporary Academic Certification


If candidates are prospective Ph.Ds whose Ph.D. diploma is not available at the time of application, a temporary academic certificate shall be submitted. After acceptance, an official Ph.D. diploma shall be provided before the formal beginning of the employment term.

  1. If the candidates have earned their doctoral degrees in Taiwan, they shall submit a document verifying that the dissertation committee has approved their doctoral degree and a provisional academic record verification document containing a record of their oral examination session issued by their academic department.
  2. If the candidates have earned their doctoral degrees abroad, they shall submit an English provisional academic record verification issued by their academic department to certify that they have passed their oral examination and dissertation review. This document shall not be provided by their advisor.


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