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Post date:2013-04-23


The Institute of International Relations (IIR) of National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan invites applications and nominations for the position of its Director.

Founded in 1953, IIR is Taiwan’s leading research institute of International Relations and China Studies, with 40 research fellows specializing in Taiwan-China relations, Chinese politics, Asian regionalism, European integration, China-US relations, East Asian security, and international law. The Institute publishes four top-rated academic journals, including Issues & Studies, Wenti yu Yanjiu (Chinese), Mainland China Studies (Chinese), and Montai to Kenkyu (Japanese).


As the chief executive of the Institute, the Director exercises academic leadership, and holds administrative and supervisory responsibilities. Successful candidates are expected to acquire the following requirements:

1.         The capacity of a full professor (or a research fellow) with the NCCU tenure; an applicant or nominee without such capacity is required to go through the formal recruiting process and attain the NCCU tenure before the official appointment as the Director;

2.         A distinguished record of academic research in the field of International Relations or China Studies;

3.         Prior experiences of a department chair or a school-level institute director;

4.         A strong sense of vision for the development of the Institute;

5.         A record of dedicated engagement in professional activities;

6.         Substantial administrative experiences in a complex organization;

7.         Effective interpersonal and inter-departmental communication.


Information for applicants and nominees

Prospective candidates may apply by themselves. Academic departments, graduate institutes, and research institutes of National Chengchi University may nominate candidates. The Search Committee may recommend candidates with a joint signature of 1/3 of Committee members.

Download nomination and application materials from the website of NCCU Personnel Office at The deadline for nomination and application is May 7, 2013. Review process will follow immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Nomination and application materials should include: (1) a statement of interest in and qualifications for the position; (2) an updated and detailed curriculum vitae; and (3) the names, addresses (including email) and telephone numbers of at least three references.


Mail or hand-deliver the completed forms and documents by May 7, 2013 (as the postmarked date) to:

Search Committee for IIR Director

Personnel Office

National Chengchi University

64, Chi Nan Road

11605, Wen Shan District

Taipei, Taiwan


Address all inquiries to:


Phone Number:+886-2-2939-3091 ext. 62061

Last modification time:2013-04-24 PM 3:43

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