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Fwd: Job opportunity: Taiwan Studies specialist, Charles University in Prague (apply by Aug 14)

New job call at Charles University in Prague looking for a Taiwan Studies specialist:

Deadline for material submission: August 14, 2024

Department of Sinology

Job title: academic staff member – assistant professor

Field of study: East Asian History with focus on Taiwan

Salary grade: AP2 (around 60 000,- and more)

Time commitment: 1,0 (40 hours per week)

Job Description:

  • teaching of core and elective seminars in undergraduate and graduate programs of Asian (Chinese) Studies and Global History, including supervision of graduate student theses

  • organization of lectures by visitng professors and international seminars (one event per semester)

  • promotion of the Global Taiwan program in Czech academia and for interested general public

  • 1 year contract with the possibility of extension for 3 years


  • PhD received at least within the last two years in a relevant field (Asian/Taiwan/Chinese history, global history, Taiwan politics and international relations, cross-strait relations etc. )

  • fluency in written and spoken English (min. level C1)

  • working knowledge of Chinese as research language; knowledge of other relevant Asian languages is welcome.

  • prior teaching experience is welcome

Expected start date: Oct 1, 2024

Application deadline: to Aug 14, 2024

Complete applications will include the following:

  • Application form

  • copies of diplomas

  • structured CV including professional experience

  • summary of expert, teaching and publication activities

  • 1x writing sample

  • 1x course curriculum of own choice (BA, MA) with a thematic focus (not a historical overview)

  • the candidate’s academic career development plan expecting the candidate to commence the habilitation procedure (procedure for the granting of associate professorship) no later than nine years after the expected beginning of employment

Submitting the application:

  • Submission by mail or in person: The application with all its attachments can be sent by mail or delivered in person to the following address: Zuzana Pálková, Human Resources Dept., FF UK, nám. Jana Palacha 1/2, 116 38 Praha, Czech Republic


  • Submission by e-mail: The application with all its attachments can be sent by e-mail to the address

Based on the committee’s decision, either all applicants or selected applicants only will be invited to the second round of the competition, i.e. an interview.

Based on the submission of an application in the hiring procedure, the Faculty of Arts of Charles University will process the personal data of applicants in accordance with the relevant legal regulations and other regulations of Charles University. Information on the processing of personal data is available here:


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