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Faculty positions announcement Faculty positions in DEPARTMENT OF ELECTROPHYSICS National Chiao Tung University
Department of Electrophysics of the National Chiao Tung University in
Hsinchu, Taiwan (http://www.ep.nctu.edu.tw/),
invites application for full-time tenure-track faculty positions. All areas
of fundamental and applied physics are welcomed. Both senior and junior
faculty positions are available. Successful candidates should have a record
of outstanding research achievements and the potential to develop a strong
independent research program. Please submit curriculum vitae, a summary of
research achievement and future direction, a list of courses to be offered,
up to five representative publications, and 3 letters of reference to:
Recruitment Committee, Department of Electrophysics, National Chiao Tung
University, 1001 Ta Hsueh Road, Hsinchu, 30010, Taiwan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center is seeking
a highly experienced visionary leader for appointment as Director General
starting April 2016. The Center is the leading vegetable research and
development organization in the developing world. It is the only global
institution in the public domain conserving vegetable germplasm, conducting
vegetable research, and addressing related nutrition and health issues.
The potential of vegetables to
contribute to prosperity for the poor and the health of all in the
developing world has yet to be fully realized. To enable AVRDC to achieve
this goal, the Director General will provide strategic leadership, ensure
research excellence, and drive resource mobilization.
The Director General will
position AVRDC as a partner with global and national
research and development
organizations, particularly in South and Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan
Africa. The DG will cultivate relations with the Center’s founding
governments, current partners and existing donors while also seeking new
partners and funders to engage with vegetable research and development. The
new DG will be an enthusiastic and tireless advocate for vegetables in
international forums, and a significant expansion of Center efforts and
activities is expected.
Leveraging the efforts of an
outstanding team of research leaders, the Director General will foster
interdisciplinary teamwork; insist on the relevance of research to achieving
impact; promote a strong commitment to partnerships with public,
nongovernmental, and private sector organizations; and ensure effective
administrative support to research in a geographically distributed
multicultural organization. The Director General reports to, and is an ex
officio member of, the multinational Board of Directors that governs AVRDC.
About AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center
Center's overarching goal is the alleviation of poverty and malnutrition for
rural and urban poor through increased production, profitability, and
consumption of nutritious and health-promoting vegetables. Vegetables
contribute both to crop diversity and better-balanced diets. They are
important as sources of income for rural and peri-urban producers, including
especially small-scale women producers; as high value commodities with
expanding market potential in rapidly growing urban areas; and as a high
quality source of human nutrition. The Center’s work directly contributes to
the attainment of the newly proposed UN Sustainable Development Goal #2:
"….to Improve Agricultural Systems and Raise Rural Prosperity."
AVRDC is an internationally
funded, autonomous, nonprofit, global research and development organization
headquartered in Taiwan. Founded initially to focus on Asia in the early
1970s, the Center currently has activities in approximately 40 countries.
The Center leads high-profile work at its four regional centers in India,
Mali, Tanzania, and Thailand and has a modest presence in country offices in
Bangladesh, Cameroon, Fiji, Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan, the Solomon Islands,
Uzbekistan, and Vietnam. The Center currently has an annual budget of
US$18-20 million, about 50 internationally recruited scientists, and more
than 300 support staff.
The Center seeks a highly
experienced professional as Director General who will bring an exceptional
combination of the following experiences, qualities and skills to the
leadership of AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center:
Ph.D. or equivalent, including significant research experience, in an
agriculturally related biological or social sciences discipline.
motivation to make a difference in the world by increasing incomes of the
rural poor and improving the nutrition of all.
strategic vision, good judgment, and ability to inspire and lead a
multicultural team of highly qualified scientists and professional managers.
sensitivity to nourish productive partnerships with a wide range of
institutions, especially in member countries and with countries hosting
headquarters and regional centers.
ability to increase financial, technical, intellectual, and political
support for an innovative, integrated, multidisciplinary research and
record of team building, effective delegation, and staff empowerment.
in the leadership, management, and administration of interdisciplinary and
geographically dispersed scientific research.
familiarity with agricultural and food security issues in the developing
world, preferably including the vegetable sector.
solid knowledge of current science relevant to the Center's mission.
to results-based management principles, with the capacity to generate and
use evaluative data to validate and guide program direction.
capacity to exercise sound management of fiscal resources to achieve
strategic plans and to inspire the confidence of funders.
record of success in securing funds from a wide array of international
funding sources and contributors.
and skill in the dissemination of research outputs and outcomes to varied
audiences using multiple communications technologies.
communication and presentation skills in written and spoken English
(required); additional language skills are desirable.
advocacy to promote vegetables as critical elements of safe, nutritious, and
healthy diets in low- and middle-income countries around the world, and as
an income-generating opportunity for resource poor farmers.
talents, excellent people skills, and a keen awareness of global affairs.
to travel extensively, often under demanding conditions, from the AVRDC home
base in Taiwan.
with AVRDC priority regions of Southeast (ASEAN) and South Asia and
The salary scale
and benefits package for the Director General is attractive and comparable
with those of similar international institutions. The Director General’s
term is four years, renewable once. Further information about the Center can
be found at
should be submitted by 30 June 2015 for full consideration and must include
a detailed curriculum vita, a cover letter stating interest in and
qualifications for the position, and the names/full contact information for
four referees. Completed applications should be sent by email to the Chair
of the World Vegetable Center Director General Search Committee at
email@example.com Strict confidentiality will be observed in all
cases at the outset of the search.
On December 29, 2014, the Ministry of Health and
Welfare announced that, effective January 1, 2015, the National Pension
Insurance monthly insured amount will be increased from NT$17,280 to
NT$18,282 and the premium rate adjusted upward from 7.5% to 8%. After the
monthly insured amount and premium rate have been adjusted, insurance
premiums and benefit payouts calculated based on monthly insured amounts
will also increase accordingly.
After the monthly insured amount and premium rate have been adjusted,
insured persons will be required to pay additional premiums of up to NT$100
per month depending on their types of subsidy. Government subsidies toward
the insured persons' insurance premium will also see an incremental increase
ranging from NT$67 to NT$167. National Pension Program premium payment
notices are distributed by mail once every two months, therefore premium
payment notices for January and February of 2015 that reflect the above
adjustments will be issued by BLI in late March.
Monthly pensions are paid out at the end of the following month, therefore
individuals who are entitled to monthly National Pension payments will
receive the increased pension amount for January when BLI conducts payouts
to the insured's designated account in late February. Based on a calculation
of 1 year of insurance coverage, individuals who are entitled to Old-Age
Pension benefits will receive an additional NT$7 according to Method A or
NT$13 according to Method B per month. The amount of benefits will increase
incrementally based on the duration of insurance coverage.
Furthermore, individuals who give birth and are entitled to maternity
benefits after January 1, 2015 will receive additional benefits of NT$1,002
per birth. The increase in benefits is proportionate to the total number of
children delivered (e.g., twins or triplets). Due to the upward adjustment
in monthly insured amounts, insured individuals who pass away after January
1, 2015 and after National Pension monthly insured amount adjustment have
come into effect are entitled to an additional NT$5,010 in funeral benefits
in comparison with the original standard benefit payout.
Individuals eligible for Old-Age Basic Guaranteed Pension Payments,
Indigenous People Payments (NT$3,500 per month), or Disability Basic
Guaranteed Pension Payments (NT$4,700 per month) will not receive additional
benefits since benefit payouts for these three categories are not calculated
according to the monthly insured amount. In addition, individuals who are
already entitled to Disability Pension Payments (NT$4,700 per month) or
Survivors' Pension Payments (NT$3,500 per month) will continue to receive
basic guaranteed payments since benefit amounts calculated according to the
adjusted monthly insured amount will still be lower than that of the basic
Chair of Taiwanese Studies
Department of International and Cross-Straight Education, Ministry of
Education, Taiwan, ROC
International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), Leiden, The Netherlands
For the academic year September 2015 – July 2016, we are looking for a
Taiwanese scholar to continue his or her research as a Professorial Fellow
at the IIAS, Leiden, for a period of six months or longer. The candidate
shall preferably be a/an (associate) professor on sabbatical leave from the
Republic of China and shall have minimal qualifications as a Ph.D. holder.
The Fellow shall teach a Taiwanese Studies course and their interaction with
Asian Studies as a whole, at Leiden University. The Department will provide
a monthly allowance of 1200 euro’s per month and a round-trip airline ticket
(business class). IIAS will provide housing and health insurance.
IIAS has organized its research into three main clusters, namely Global
Asia; Asian Cities, and Asian Heritages. We are especially looking for
candidates whose research falls within one of these clusters.
Global Asia: Today Asia is reclaiming its historic economic prominence and
asserting its geopolitical influence at a global level. The various nexus of
global interaction engaging Asia with other regions of the world, including
Europe, must be considered within a long-term historical framework.
Asian Cities: Asia is experiencing a process of increasing social
concentration built upon ancient urban traditions, but at a pace never
encountered before. This unprecedented development brings along tremendous
transformations framing new expressions of social, cultural and political
Asian Heritages: The rapid transformation of Asian societies triggers new
forms and spaces of social agency in the areas of culture and knowledge
production. Culture is the next and most challenged area in the path of
For further information, please contact Dr. Willem Vogelsang, International
Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden, The Netherlands (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications, together with a curriculum vitae, can be sent by email to the
Article - 3
The following Memorial and Festival Days, (except for Chinese New Year with
three consecutive holiday) consist of one day off:
1 - Memorial Days:
(1) Founding Day of the
Republic of China (January 1) .
(2) Peace Memorial Day
(3) National Day (October 10).
2 - Customary holidays:
(1) Chinese New Year (first
three days of the lunar calendar year).
(2) Tomb Sweeping Day (observed
on Qingming Festival).
(3) Dragon Boat Festival (fifth
day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar).
(4) Mid-Autumn Festival
(fifteenth day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar).
(5) Chinese New Year’s Eve (the
last day falls of the lunar calendar year).
3 - Children’s Day (April 4)
When the memorial day or holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, a
deferred day off will be granted. If a memorial day or a holiday
falls on a Saturday, the deferred day off is on the preceding
workday; if a memorial day or a holiday falls on a Sunday, the
deferred day off is on he following workday. However, the deferred
days off for Chinese New Year’s Eve and Chinese New Year are always
on the following workdays.
Regulations for a deferred holiday for Labor Day and regulations for
Armed Forces Day and its deferred holiday shall be determined by the
responsible central government agencies.
This Implementation Program takes effect on
January 1, 2001. The articles amended on September 23, 2014 are to be
implemented on January 1, 2015.All other the amended articles are to be
implemented on the date of promulgation.
Press and download the 2015 calendar for public
agencies and schools of R.O.C
In order to
implement Article 43 of the Employment Services Act: " Unless otherwise
specified in the Act, no foreign worker may engage in work within the
Republic of China should his/her employer have not yet obtained a permit via
application therefore.”, the appointment unit/department of these foreign
workers/experts must get the work permit approved by Ministry of Labor and
complete the employment procedure of NCTU before the beginning date of their
the administrative efficiency, from January 1 of 2014, the resignation
procedures for all faculty and staff should be completed through the web
system. The hard copy is not acceptable.
Please get on
the web system (http://employ.nctu.edu.tw/index.asp)
to complete the resignation procedure.
According to the most recent Global Competitiveness Reports issued by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and International Institute for Management
Development (IMD), "government efficiency" is an important indicator of national competitiveness. The current administration upholds the ideal of
"honest and competent government", and expects civil servants to be honest, hard-working, and public-minded. The key to a government that is honest,
competent, and able to respond quickly to the people and environmental changes is the presence of up-to-date, highly-qualified, and highly responsive civil officers, who can bear responsibility for planning, promoting, and implementing government policies.
As a professional staff agency of the Executive Yuan in human resource
management, DGPA is responsible for the overall personnel administration of
all ministries and agencies under the Executive Yuan. In compliance with the
Five-Power Constitution System, DGPA's affairs relating to examination and
personnel institutions are overseen by the Examination Yuan. DGPA
administers the overall planning and implementation of personnel
administrative systems; management of personnel agencies and personnel
staff; compensation and welfare of civil servants; training and appraisal of
civil servants. DGPA, with its vision of “High quality personnel service,
Excellent civil servants, Building an honest and competent government”, aims
to bring about a full-scale improvement of the government personnel system,
and thereby, enhance government competitiveness.
In order to create a friendlier international living environment, to boost the international service capabilities, and to make foreign friends more familiar to the life and the cultures in Taiwan, the
Research, Development and Evaluation Commission (RDEC) has compiled “The Handy Guide for Foreigners in Taiwan.”
In order to create a friendlier international living environment, to boost the international service capabilities, and to make foreign friends more familiar to the life and the cultures in Taiwan, the Research, Development and Evaluation Commission (RDEC) has compiled “The Handy Guide for Foreigners in Taiwan.”