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Date 2023-01-20

Full-time tenure track open rank position at Department of Arabic Language and Culture, National Chengchi University (ROC/Taiwan)


Job Description

The Department of Arabic Language and Culture at National Chengchi University invites applications for one full-time tenure track open rank position in Arabic/Arab/Middle East/Islamic studies, starting on 1 August 2023. The deadline for the application is 2023 March 25.


We are seeking a junior or senior scholar with an excellent track of research in one (or more) of the following fields:


Arabic linguistics

Arabic literature

Arabic language teaching

Islamic studies 

Middle Eastern studies


Candidates with experience in teaching Arabic to non-native speakers at beginner level or specialised subjects such as Arabic syntax, Arabic morphology, Arabic literature, or history of Arabic literature will be preferred. 


The ideal candidate will have active research agendas and a remarkable record of publications in her or his field after the appointment. The candidate will contribute to Arabic teaching in accordance with the teaching guideline of the Department, or teach the courses on the Department’s curriculum. He or she will have to teach 6 hours per week in one semester, which usually comprises 18 weeks, and two semesters per year. In addition, the candidate is expected to share the administrative responsibilities, engage in the intellectual activities of the Department, and take part in students’ activities. The candidate must be able to communicate in English and/or Chinese with the faculty members and the administrative staff.  


Employer: National Chengchi University

Location: Taipei, Taiwan (ROC)

Starting Date: 1 August, 2023


Deadline for Applications: March 25, 2023 (GMT +8). Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline.


Qualification: Applicants must have a PhD in Arabic Studies, Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern studies, or a related discipline, preferably with a record of an active research agenda and teaching experience.


Application Instructions and Procedures

All applicants complete the application form and submit the required documents (listed below) via the link below:


Enquiries concerning the application and related matters may be directed to the Department’s secretary, Ms. Wei (, or the Head of the Department, Dr. I-Wen Su (


After the first round of review, which will take about two weeks, the shortlisted candidate will be invited to online or in-person interview and to deliver an open lecture to the faculty members and students. Further details and schedules will be announced in the due course.


Required Documents 

All applicants must submit the following documents via email to: and

  1. An updated C.V.

  2. A cover letter, a statement of teaching, and a statement of research (each no more than two pages)

  3. Ph.D. dissertation and the publications of the past five years

  4. A scanned copy of Ph.D. degree or any document certifying that the candidate will be awarded Ph.D. degree before the date of the appointment (the copy must be authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China, or its representative division)

  5. Scanned copies of the transcriptions of M.A. and Ph.D. degrees (the copies must be authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China, or its representative division)

  6. Two sample syllabi for two courses: one on the subject of the applicant’s choice and the other on one of the following: Arabic syntax, Arabic morphology, Intermediary Arabic or Advanced Arabic

  7. Contact information of two referees 

  8. Any other supporting documents or material, e.g. demo teaching video


Please name your files (in Word or PDF) with the numbers given above, the type of document, and your last name, for example, ‘1-cv-last name’. Application that does not provide the first seven documents/information or does not adhere to the given format will not be considered.


Contact Information

Department of Arabic Language and Culture, National Chengchi University

Address: No.64, Sec.2,Zhinan Rd.,Wenshan District,Taipei City 11605,Taiwan (R.O.C) 

Tel:886-2-29393091(63400 or 63401)

Fax:886-2-2938 7074



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