Tenure-Track Faculty Position

[Position]

The Center for Survey Research, Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences (RCHSS) in Academia Sinica, Taiwan is looking for motivated candidates specializing in computational social science, text mining, social network analysis, and data science to join our Communication Data and Network Analytics Lab. We are an interdisciplinary team of social scientists and data science researchers with the goal of integrating different research methods to understand communication behaviors related to social issues. We invite applications from outstanding candidates for the tenure-track position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Research Fellow level (equivalent to Assistant, Associate, or Full Professors, respectively, at university).

[Qualification]

Interested candidates should possess a doctoral degree from an academic institution accredited by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan or foreign equivalent, or be able to receive a doctoral degree by August 31, 2023.  Please refer to Article 7, Article 8 or Article 9 of the Organization Regulations of the Research Institutes of Academia Sinica (https://www.sinica.edu.tw/en/articles/414) for the qualifications for Full, Associate and Assistant Research fellows.

Candidates with the ability to integrate survey and other cutting edge methods in social science to explore social issues as well as a strong record of research accomplishments will receive priority consideration. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development of humanities and social science theory and methodology and participate in interdisciplinary research in line with the medium- and long-term development of the RCHSS. Proficiency in Chinese language is not a prerequisite for application.

[How to Apply]

Application materials should be e-mailed to by December 15, 2022 for consideration, but early submissions are encouraged.

[Required Documents]

Applicants for the position at the assistant research fellow level should submit electronic files of the following documents:

  1. a curriculum vitae
  2. a list of publications
  3. a photocopy of the doctoral degree certificate or certification for completion of course work and successful defense of dissertation. For applicants who have not yet passed the oral examination, proof of completion of coursework requirements and a letter certifying the date of oral examination are required.
  4. transcripts from graduate schools
  5. the doctoral dissertation (or draft) and representative publications (in PDF format) after Aug. 1, 2017 (If the representative publication is the result of a collaborative research effort, please describe the individual contributions and intellectual ideas of the applicant. )
  6. summary of research accomplishments and future research plans (within three pages)
  7. three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Dr. Chingching Chang (Executive Director, Center for Survey Research) c/o Ms. Wen-Hsin Wang

Applicants for positions at the level of associate research fellow or above should submit electronic files of the following documents:

  1. a curriculum vitae
  2. a list of publications
  3. a photocopy of the doctoral degree certificate
  4. proof of appointments in Taiwanese or international academic institutes
  5. the doctoral dissertation and representative publications (in PDF format) after Aug. 1, 2017 (If the representative publication is the result of a collaborative research effort, please describe the individual contributions and intellectual ideas of the applicant. )
  6. summary of research accomplishments and future research plan (within three pages)
  7. three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Dr. Chingching Chang (Executive Director, Center for Survey Research) c/o Ms. Wen-Hsin Wang

[Contact Information]

Academia Sinica, the preeminent academic institution in Taiwan, is devoted to basic and applied research in all areas of mathematics and physical sciences, life sciences, and humanities and social sciences. The RCHSS provides excellent research support for faculty members.

Total compensation includes salary plus health insurance, civil servant insurance pension system, and funding for travel and professional development. Academia Sinica provides six-year housing with low rent. The overall living quality for expats in Taipei is highly appraised, especially on transportation, medical quality, low living expenses, and friendly people.

Further information can be obtained from Ms. Wen-Hsin Wang at or 886-2-2787-1828.

Websites:

Academia Sinica: https://www.sinica.edu.tw/en
Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences: https://www.rchss.sinica.edu.tw/main.php
Center for Survey Research: https://survey.sinica.edu.tw