The Research Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Announcement for Post-Doctoral Research Fellows


                                                                            August 13, 2021


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 January 2022.

I.      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 an 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”.

II.     Available positions:  At least one, and more if available.

III.    Salary: Salary standards follow regulations from the Ministry of Science and Technology, around 55,000~63,000 TWD per month.

IV.    Term Employment Period: Starts on January 1 to December 31, 2022. Please note that the payment calculation begins on the first day on which the appointee is on duty with personal presence.

V.     Place of work: The Research Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (14F., No.97, Sec. 1, Roosevelt Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan)

VI.    Scope of work:

1. Research and publish

2. Plan and organize academic events and help establish international collaboration networks

3. Assist and participate in RIHSS activities and events

4. Present one academic lecture in public

VII.   Application period: From September 1 to September 30, 2021. The deadline is at 12 noon on September 30, 2021. All application documents should be submitted to complete the application prior to the deadline.

VIII.  How to apply: Applicants should provide the following documents as electronic files (numerically ordered and sorted by file names). Please send via email to Ms. Hui-Yin Chen (the field of social sciences) and Ms. Yen-Ting Chen (the field of humanities) by September 30, 2021, 12 noon (GMT+8), with the subject line “Application for Post-Doctoral Research Fellows, RIHSS_Your Name”. Applicants can contact us while not receiving a confirmation email three days after submission.

1.     Application Form

2.     Curriculum Vitae (including the list of publications)

3.     Statement of purpose, including

        A.     Future academic research and publication plans

        B.     Plans for organizing academic events (such as conferences, workshops) or international collaboration proposals.

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 on the revision of the dissertation. If the dissertation is not written in Chinese or English, please provide a synopsis in Chinese or English.

6.     No more than three other publications (please merge into a single electronic file).

IX.    The result of the recruitment will be announced and all applicants will be notified by email in early December 2021.

X.     Contact: Please contact the following coordinators according to the applicant’s research fields.

The field of humanities–Ms. Yen-Ting Chen via email at or phone +886-2-2351-1099 extension 309 during office hours (9 am-5 pm)

The field of social sciences–Ms. Hui-Yin Chen via email at  or phone +886-2-2351-1099 extension 314 during office hours (9 am-5 pm).

XI.    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. A document written by advisors only is not accepted.



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