Postdoctoral Fellowship in Taiwan Studies

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Taiwan Studies 2021-2022 (renewable)

The Department of East Asian Studies, McGill University, welcomes applications for the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Taiwan Studies September 1, 2021-August 31, 2022, renewable for two subsequent years upon review.

The successful candidate will be appointed in the Department of East Asian Studies, a vibrant interdisciplinary community of scholars and graduate students. In addition to conducting their own research, the candidate will be expected to teach one undergraduate course in Taiwan Studies (topic to be decided in consultation with the Departmental Curriculum Committee). The candidate will also present a talk on their research in the East Asian Speakers Series. They will also assist the Department in organizing the Faculty Excellence in Taiwan Studies Distinguished Lecture.


Applicants should have received their PhD degrees since 2016 or will have completed their PhD degree requirements by August 2021 on studies related to Taiwan in any discipline. We particularly encourage applications from scholars who engage with interdisciplinary approaches to Taiwan studies, including cultural studies, gender studies, media studies, digital humanities, and historical inquiry. A valid work permit will be required from international postdoctoral scholars for registration. See additional information on Postdoctoral Fellows at McGill.

The annual salary for this position is $55,000 CAD plus research stipend (TBD).

Applications must include:
 a statement of interest and research proposal (maximum 2 pages)
 a full CV
 a writing sample (in English), not to exceed 30 pages
Applicants must apply through McGill’s online portal in Workday. All application materials must be uploaded, preferably as one document. Two letters of recommendation are to be sent by the referees to asian.studies [at] Please note that referees should use their institutional email address to send the reference letters.

Extended Deadline for applications: June 7, 2021

See detailed instructions on How to Apply.

If you are an External Applicant (former McGill employee), navigate to the McGill Career website. First sign in to your candidate account or create one, as applicable. Important: To create your account, make sure to use a personal email address (and not an or email address). Search for the position you want to apply for in the Search bar and click Apply to begin the application process.

If you are an Internal Applicant (active McGill employee), login and apply through Workday, using your McGill username and password. Type “Find Jobs” in the search bar, then search for the position you wish to apply for. Once you have found it, you can apply directly through your Workday account.

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