Faculty Positions in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)

Established in 1931 as a prominent national university in Tainan city of Taiwan, NCKU has been ranked #22 for Engineering subject (U.S. News-Education) and #51–100 for Engineering-Mechanical subject (QS) in global universities. The Department of Mechanical Engineering at NCKU invites applications for five tenure-track faculty positions (assistant, associate, or full professor). Appointments are to commence on Feb. 1, 2019. Applications are welcome from individuals with research experience in the traditional areas of mechanical engineering: thermo-fluids, solid mechanics, mechanical design, manufacturing technologies and material sciences, and control engineering; but preference will be given to the following areas: green energy engineering, intelligent machines, photonics/semiconductors and nanotechnology, advanced manufacturing (e.g. additive manufacturing and micro/nano-manufacturing), robotics and artificial intelligence, bioengineering, and mechanical engineering related fields or interdisciplinary fields.
Ideas and experience in innovative teaching will be an asset, while a strong research track record commensurate with the rank of appointment is essential. The successful candidates will be required to teach and supervise students at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and establish a strong, externally-funded research program. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely-related field. Candidates should have a demonstrated track record of technical, academic (excellence, or promise of excellence, in teaching and scholarly research) and professional achievement appropriate to the level of their appointment. Eligible, successful applicants will be assisted in the application of a bonus award offered by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan. Preference will be given to those applicants who have received grant or award from the MOST Einstein program, Columbus program, or Ta-You Wu Memorial Award.
If interested, a complete application should include:
1.    A cover letter clearly indicating the rank for which the candidate wishes to be considered;
2.    A detailed curriculum vita highlighting career achievements, areas of research, teaching experience, list of publications and awards/honors, as well as research grants and students supervised (the last two items are especially important for the Associate or Full Professor position);
3.    Three reference letters (or sent by referee via regular mail or e-mail in PDF format to Chairman of the Search Committee);
4.    A copy of doctoral degree certificate, or a letter stating the expected graduation date with the signature of the applicant’s thesis advisor;
5.    Transcripts or academic records of both undergraduate and graduate studies (optional for applicants of Full professor position);
6.    A statement of teaching interests with course outlines;
7.    A statement of research plans detailing the intended projects to be pursued, envisioned resources, and external funding ideas to allow executing the research plans (maximum 3 pages).
8.    Other materials that help demonstrate the applicant’s accomplishments (such as certificates of awards, patents, etc.)

Complete application must be received before Aug. 31, 2018, by regular mail at the address below.
Professor Chao-Chieh Lan
Department of Mechanical Engineering
National Cheng Kung University
Tainan, Taiwan 70101
Phone: 886-6-2757575 ext. 62274
The application package should also be emailed using separate PDF files to Professor Chao-Chieh Lan, Chairman of the Search Committee (E-mail: cclan@mail.ncku.edu.tw)


本系誠徵專任教授5名(助理教授、副教授或教授職級)。應徵者需具有下列專長相關領域之博士學位並可支援本系教學;有經驗及具英語授課能力者尤佳,起聘日期為民國 1082 1 。凡符合行政院科技部「補助大專校院延攬特殊優秀人才措施」資格之新進教師,本系將協助其申請額外之彈性薪資補助。曾獲科技部「愛因斯坦培植計畫」、「哥倫布計畫」、或「吳大猷先生紀念獎」等補助獎勵者,本系優先考慮。
1.  綠色能源工程
2.  智慧機械與系統
3.  光電半導體及奈米科技
4.  先進製造(: 積層製造技術及微奈米製造)
5. 機器人與人工智慧(AI)
6. 生醫工程
7. 其他機械相關領域或跨領域專長

1.      履歷表及現職證明影本(請註明應徵職級)
2.      著作目錄及代表性研究論文(最多5)
3.    推薦函3(可由推薦人郵遞或由e-mail PDF檔方式寄至本系教師遴選委員會召集人)
4.      最高學歷證件影本或預定取得學位之證明
5.      成績單影本:大專()以上(申請教授職級以上者得免付)
6.      教學計畫書與可授課之課程大綱
7.      研究方向與研究計畫書(至多三頁)
8.      其他有助於申請之資料(如得獎與專利等)

有意者請於民國 107831日前(郵戳為憑)將上述資料備齊郵寄至: 

70101 臺南市東區大學路一號
召集人 藍兆杰教授收


電話:06-2757575 62109,傳真:06-2352973


Huayu 101, for Learning Mandarin Online

Taiwan’s Ministry of Education Launches Huayu 101, for Learning Mandarin Online

Taipei, Taiwan -- The Ministry of Education (MOE) announced the launch of Huayu 101, a new online Mandarin learning initiative, at the end of May. This is one of several to attract and motivate more young people to learn Mandarin in Taiwan.
Huayu 101 taps into learners’ interest in Taiwan and its culture. The designer of Huayu 101, Professor Chang Yuhsin from the University of Taipei, has been teaching Mandarin for more than 20 years. He and his team collected key basic survival phrases that people can immediately use, covering topics such as accommodation, shopping, ordering food, transport, and getting emergency help. Foreign students and travelers will find the material really useful in Taiwan and other Mandarin-speaking regions.
The MOE worked with Logan D. Beck, a YouTube enthusiast, to produce two videos about Taiwan’s culture and learning Mandarin: Dajia Mazu Pilgrimage, and Taiwan Night Market Street Food. The first video drew 50,000 views the night it was launched and it’s been watched more than 150,000 times since. Beck and a popular rice cake seller, Mr. Liu, attended the launch and showed some Huayu 101 video footage featuring them in a scene set in a night market.  
The global demand for Chinese language education led to the planning and implementation of the Eight-year Chinese Language Education Promotion Plan (2013–2020). Taiwan’s Chinese language education sector has been vigorously marketing itself internationally, and the Office of Global Mandarin Education (OGME) was set up to integrate the Chinese language education resources in Taiwan.
Another exciting initiative that similarly integrates Taiwan’s tourism resources and language learning resources is Mandarin On-the-Go. The MOE worked with the Ministry of Transportation and Communication Tourism Bureau, and the Small and Medium Enterprise Administration of the Ministry of Economic Affairs to create this new study-tour model.
You can find lots of information about both of these initiatives on the OGME website: https://ogme.edu.tw/Home/tw

Contact details:
Office of Global Mandarin Education OGME (OGME)
Chi Kuo-Ning

Tel No: +886-2-2391-1368 ext.1360 Email: c1360@csd.org.tw


Scholarship recipients meet up before departing for Taiwan

PHOTO (L to R): Scholarship Program Coordinator Isabelle Chen, Lucas Kliphon of HES, Director Sophie Chou of the Education Division, Jonathan Wang of Taiwan Scholarship, and Consular Officer Marcy Yu pose for a photo in the lobby of TECO in Houston

Each year, the Education Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Houston organizes orientation for recipients of the Ministry of Education Taiwan Scholarship and Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES). The meeting provides the lucky students information on Taiwan, scholarship regulations, visa application requirements and gives recipients an opportunity to network with their future alumni.

The Education Division TECO in Houston provides services to eight U.S. states, including Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. There are 20 recipients for both the Taiwan Scholarship and HES; however, only eight of the recipients live in Texas, and of that only three are located in Houston. Due to the geographical challenge, the dynamic of summer activities, and traveling plans for students, most recipients were unable to attend the event, held on June 21, 2018. Despite the challenges, two recipients, Lucas Kliphon with HES and Jonathan with the Taiwan Scholarship, managed to participate and found the experience extremely informative and fruitful.

Lucas and Jonathan have much in common. They are both recent college graduates of the class of 2018, alumni of the University of Texas at Austin, and have visited Taiwan before. However, they did not know each other until they met at orientation! When asked about their reasons for undertaking a long-term study in Taiwan, they responded almost in unison. There are so many countries in the world, but it is the place where they want to be. If possible, they would love to stay for work even after finishing their studies.

For recipients who were unable to attend the orientation in Houston, the necessary information was compiled in a download from the Education Division, TECO in Houston. Telephone and email are also open for consulting so as to accommodate other recipients.




國家地震工程研究中心黃世建主任也是國立台灣大學土木系教授,應邀在論壇中發表”SHEAR BEHAVIOR PREDICTION OF NON-DUCTILE-REINFORCED CONCRETE MEMBERS IN EARTHQUAKE”,探討建物的鋼筋混凝土抗剪行為與耐震設計。國家地震工程研究中心吳俊霖博士表示,雖然休士頓不是地震帶,但休士頓大學土木及環境工程系所在相關領域有長足的訓練及專業人才,具備與地震帶國家研究機構合作的能量。