National Taiwan Normal University, Department of Mathematics

2365 17078Position ID: NTNU-POSTDOC [#17078]
Position Title: Postdoctoral researcher
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Wenshan Dist.Taipei City 11677, Taiwan [map]
Application Deadline: 2021/01/24 11:59PMhelp popup** finished (2020/12/21, finished 2021/07/31)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Research areas and type of position

The candidate’s research shall concern at least one of the following areas:

    • geometric measure theory,

    • geometric analysis,

    • elliptic partial differential equations, and

    • calculus of variations.

The position yields the opportunity to conduct an independent research programme without teaching duties; it is supervised by Ulrich Menne (see <>). Possible present or future connections to his research are appreciated.

Related research in Taipei

Apart of the National Taiwan Normal University, the research environment in Taipei comprises the National Taiwan University, the National Center for Theoretical Sciences (NCTS), and the Academia Sinica.  In particular through the involvement of the NCTS, joint activities in various combinations – such as the NCTS international Geometric Measure Theory seminar (see <>) and the NCTS Differential Geometry seminar (see <>) – yield a steady exposure to progress in these research areas.

Benefits of living in Taiwan(R.O.C.)

Concerning daily life, Taiwan is known for its

    • friendly atmosphere,

    • convenient transportation,

    • excellent hiking opportunities,

    • successful epidemic control,

    • high-quality health-care at low prices, and

    • affordable living costs (for Taipei, see <>).

For expatriates, Taiwan is routinely ranked as one of the top places worldwide to live in (see <>).

Salary of the position

The annual gross salary will be determined, depending on level of research quality and experience, according to the NTNU payment scheme in the range NTD 763,830 to 1,056,038; it is paid in 13.5 monthly salaries.  After tax and insurances for health and labour, an estimated net salary of NTD 724,755 to 998,761 results (approximately, USD 25,500 to 35,200, EUR 20,900 to 28,800, or GBP 18,700 to 25,800); tax rates depend on the candidate’s personal situation.

Starting date and duration

The starting date is flexible.  We expect to hire with the beginning of the academic year (summer or autumn 2021); however, starting dates in spring may also be arranged.  Independent of the starting date, the position may be extended till September 2023 included.

Required documents

Three reference letters: objective description of research achievements and potential.

Summaries top three publications: title and abstract of the candidate’s up to three most significant publications for the advertised research area; links (e.g., via DOI or arXiv) to full text appreciated.

Research statement: highlighting key achievements and future research plans.

Curriculum vitae: professional career, education (BSc, MSc, PhD, or equivalent).

Publication list: accepted journal publications, arXiv preprints, PhD thesis.

All documents may only be submitted at this website.

Shortlisting procedure

Phase I: mainly based on reference letters and top three publications.

Phase II: additionally based on research statement and full text of top publications.

Phase III (optional): individual interviews with selected candidates via web conference.


    • 24 January 2021: deadline and begin of phase I;

    • 6-21 February 2021: no progress should be expected due to Chinese New Year holiday;

    • 5 March 2021: end of phase III.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Further Info:
Professor and Yushan Young Scholar
Department of Mathematics
National Taiwan Normal University
No.88, Sec.4, Tingzhou Rd.
Wenshan Dist., TAIPEI CITY 11677

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