University faculty is divided into four levels: Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, and Lecturer, responsible for teaching, researching, and counseling.
Term Employment Period
Initial-contract is valid for one year, so is the first extended employment. Each of the following continuing contract lasts for two years.
1. The level of teachers°¶salary is approved according to one's degree
2. New faculty's salary will be paid from the date of arrival. If the faculty
registers before the employment, the salary will be paid from the
starting date of employment.
3. If the new faculty has a full-time job and will resign after the
employment (e.g. August 1st, 2005), the salary will be
paid from the date of resignation. (e.g. August 16th, 2005.)
4. According to the regulations of Ministry of Education, the faculty's
salary can be assessed based on one's seniorities after
acquiring a highest degree (PhD, master's degree),a year a grade.
1. Degree Verification: For faculty holding overseas degree which is
not issued by schools in Taiwan, please go through degree
verification process in Embassies,Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Please submit one copy of degree certificate approved by R.O.C
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a transcript. Teacher Certificate will
be issued by the Ministry of Education after all the documents are
2. Certificate of Work Experience and Service: Please attach
certificates of employments after the completion of the
highest education(PhD, master's degree)if any.
3. Physical Checkup: Please have a physical checkup at any of
Taiwan's public hospitals within three months after arrival.
4. Work Permit: Foreign faculty members can be employed after
the successful application for work permit issued by Bureauof
Employment and Vocational Training, Council of Labor Affairs,
the Executive Yuan.
5. Resident Visa: Apply for Resident Visa in Taipei City Police
Bureau. Upon arriving in Taiwan, work permit is required.
6. Bank Account: Please open an account at Taiwan Post Co.,
Ltd. For pay transfer.
1. Calculation of Promotion Quota
1.1Quota for associate professors promoted to the rank of
professorship:The number of existing associate
professors in each college °— 1/5 °— 2/3
1.2Quota for assistant professors promoted to the rank of associate
The number of existing assistant professors in each college °— 1/5
1.3Quota for instructors promoted to the rank of assistant or
The number of existing instructors in each college °— 1/5
Except that each department or college establishes stricter bylaws,
the university regulations are set as follows:
2.1 Lecturer to Assistant Professor°G
2.1.1As lecturer for three years and above, or a profession
related to teaching subject for more than 4 years after
getting master's degree, or with a PhD.
2.1.2 With excellent teaching and service, research
publications equivalent to doctoral thesis.
2.2 Assistant Professor to Associate Professor°G
2.2.1As assistant professor for three years and above, or a
profession related to teaching subject for more than 4
years after getting PhD.
2.2.2 With excellent teaching and service, and publish valuable
2.3 Associate Professor to Professor°G
2.3.1As associate professor for three years and above, or a
profession related to teaching subject for more than 8
years after getting PhD.
2.3.2 With excellent teaching, service and research, and have
significant academic achievements.
Teachers, on duty, have to join Government Employees' and School Staffs' Insurance (GESSI) and National Health Insurance.
1.The items of payment of Government Employees' and School Staffs'
Insurance (GESSI) include disability benefit, old age benefit, death
benefit and dependents°¶ funeral allowance.
1.1 Disability Benefit°G
1.1.1 Total Disability: 36-month insured payment if on duty;
30-month insured monthly payment if due to sickness
1.1.2 Hemi-disability: 18-month insured payment if on duty;
15-month insured monthly payment if due to sickness
1.1.3 Partial Disability: 8-month insured payment if on duty;
6-month insured payment if due to sickness or accidents.
1.2 Old Age Benefit: The maximum benefit payable amount is set
to 36-mont insured salary.
1.3 Death Benefit°G
1.3.1 36-month benefit would be provided for service-connected
1.3.2 30-month benefit would be provided for
non-service-connected death. However, 36-month benefit
would be provided for more than 20 years of insured
1.4 Dependents°¶ Funeral Allowance°G
1.4.1 Parents or spouse of the insured died: 3-month insured
1.4.2 Children°¶s death: That age between 12 and 25, 2-month
funeral allowance would be payable.; for the age less
than 12 and infants already registered of their births by
competent government agency, 1-month funeral
allowance would be payable.
2. The criteria of application :
The insured with Booklet for Physical or Mental Disability by the Law of Protection for Physical or Mental Disability should be eligible to apply for the disability benefit within 5 years since the onset of disability. Furthermore, the insured, who was eligible to the criteria both of Physical and Mental Disability and of the provision under the Government Employees°¶ and School Staffs°¶ Insurance in the meantime, should select one of them whatever is the most favorable to apply for the disability benefit.
3. Relevant Regulations of National Health Insurance
3.1 IC Card Application: Fill out IC Card Application Form page 1
and attach a 2°® photo. Please glue a copy of both covers of
the resident certificate to the back of the application form. If
applying because of damage, information/photo change,
missing, etc, one should pay NT$200 and fill out page 1~3.
For re-application, please pay the fee at the post office.
3.2 Additional Insurance for Individual: Initiated from the date of
arrival. (For new faculty, if the previous working organization
has paid for the insurance fee of the month, the insured date
will start from next month) Send to Personnel Office the
Amendments to Application for NHI attached with Application
for Health Insurance Transfer Out of the previous insured
organization and a copy of both covers of alien resident
3.3 Additional Insurance for Dependents: Qualifications for joining
the insurance program include unemployed spouse, parents,
children under 20, or children over 20 but still students. Initial day:
4 months from residence.
3. 4 Withdrawal of Individual or Dependents: Process when
changing insured organization or status, e.g. resignation,
retirement, employment of spouse, termination of adoption,
divorce, and children turning ineligible for continuing
insurance. If the individual transfers out, so will the
3.5 Suspension of Individual or Dependent(s) because of Going
3.5.1 The insured can choose to suspend the insurance if
planning to go abroad for more than 6 months.
During the suspension, insurance fee will not be
3.5.2 During the suspension, one can not re-enroll the
insurance abroad. One will not enjoy NHI medical
care until the re-enrollment in Taiwan.
3.5.3 If applying for insurance suspension during staying
abroad, the suspension date starts from the date
of application. One can not track back to leaving
date to process suspension; neither can process
a make-up suspension.
3.5.4 Please complete the procedure 7 days before departure.
3. 6 Re-enrollment in NHI of Individual or Dependent(s) when returning
3.6.1 The insured who have been overseas for over 6 months,
please process the re-enrollment and start paying the
insurance fee from the date of return; those who have
been overseas for less than 6 months, the re-enrollment
date will start from the suspension date, and the insurance
fee during suspension still should be paid.
3.6.2 Complete the procedures when returning to Taiwan. Fill out
the Amendments to Application for NHI and attach the copy
of the entire passport of the insured. (Blank pages
Pay is divided into salary and payment of academic research. Directors
will receive an additional pay.
1. Wedding Subsidy: 2-month salary.
1.1 Re-marrying the same one is not qualified.
1.2 If husband and wife are both civil servants, the wedding subsidy
can be applied for separately.
2. Childbirth Subsidy: 2-month salary.
2.1 Be eligible for oneself or your spouse's delivery.
2.2 If husband and wife are both civil servants, only one childbirth
subsidy can be applied for.
2.3 If bearing in other countries, please register R.O.C. citizen in
Taiwan before applying for the childbirth subsidy.
3. Funeral Subsidy: Grandparents, parents or spouse passed away,
5-month salary; children passed away, 3-month salary.
3.1 Be eligible for parents and spouse who are not civil servants.
3.2 Husband and wife or relatives who are all civil servants can only
apply once for the same dead.
3.3 Be eligible for faculty whose children are under 20, unmarried,
3.4 Grandparents who have no child or whose children under 20
or whose children over 20 but he/she is an incapable worker
can apply the same.
4. Dependent Education Subsidy: According to the amount proclaimed
by the Executive Yuan.
4.1 Be eligible for faculty whose children officially study at school
(from public/private primary school to university) in Taiwan,
Penghu, Kinmen or Matsu.
4.2 If husband and wife are both civil servants, only one can apply
for dependent education subsidy.
5. Please apply for the subsidies listed above within 3 months after
wedding, childbirth, death, or other registered items. Subsidies
will be based on one°¶s salary of the month the event takes place.
6. For faculty members of organization over 40, NTĘC2,100 is
subsidized once for physical checkup every three years.
7. Faculty and family can enroll to be a member for the NTU
Faculty Medical Cooperation Society.
7.1 Every year submit duration : From 1st December to
7.2 The faculty membership annual fee is NT$600 per
person. The faculty°¶s dependents and retired
faculty°¶s spouse is adjusted to NT$800 per person.
Leave of Absence
1. Personal Leave (7 days), Home Leave (7 days): Please process in
advance. Faculty who has been working in NTU for less than 1
year, days of personal leave will be calculated according to the
number of your working months. Home leave is regarded as
2. Sickness Leave (28 days), Menstrual Leave (1 day/ month): If more
than 2 days,a certificate of a legal medical institute or hospital is
required. Menstrual leave is regarded as sick leave.
3. Wedding Leave (14 days): Please provide the wedding invitation.
According to actual needs, wedding leave can be taken advanced
but need to be completed within 1 month after the wedding.
4. Pre-delivery Leave (8 days): For the first time, please provide
Doctor's certificate or Pregnant Women Health Handbook.
Pre-delivery leave can be applied for separately, at least 1 hour
per time but can not be reserved after delivery.
5. Paternity Leave (2 days): A certificate of a legal medical institute
or hospital is required.Paternity leave can be taken 3 days before
or after one°¶s spouse°¶s delivery (separately), at least half a day
per time. If one's spouse pregnant over five months miscarries,
2 days of paternity leave will be given.
6. Maternity Leave (42 days): Birth Certificate is required; 42 days
a time; National holidays are not included.
7. Miscarriage Leave: A certificate of a legal medical institute or
hospital is required; 42/21/14 days a time.
7.1 Miscarriage Leave (42 days): Miscarriage for pregnancy over
7.2 Miscarriage Leave (21 days): Miscarriage for pregnancy over
3 months and under 5 months.
7.3 Miscarriage Leave (14 days): Miscarriage for pregnancy under
8. Funeral Leave: Please provide an obituary. The mourning leave can
be taken separately, at least half a day per time, but need to be
completed within 100 days.
8.1 Funeral Leave (15 days): For those whose parents or spouse
8.2 Funeral Leave (10 days): For those whose step-parents,
parents-in-law, or children passed away.
8.3 Funeral Leave (5 days): For those whose great-grandparents,
grandparents,grandparents-in-law, step-parents-in-law or
siblings passed away.
9. Marrow or Organs Donation Leave: A certificate of a legal medical
institute or hospital is required. Be approved according to actual
1. Faculty must apply before they go abroad, no matter for what reason
they are leaving the country.
1.1 Application for admission of entry and exit and application for
passport are not required to be verified by NTU. However,
faculty is not supposed to go abroad without permission.
1.2 Faculty must apply to go abroad even if it's during the summer
or winter vacation. They will still receive their paychecks during
the summer/winter vacation, with only a small amount of
transportation subsidies deducted from their salary.
2. Meeting, Conference, Field Study, Sight-seeing, Visit Relatives
2.1 Faculty who plan to go abroad must apply online
departure. Relevant certificate documents are required for field
study, conference,and meeting.
2.2 Summer and winter vacation is preferred for sight-seeing.
2.3 Instruction for the online operation.
3.1 The applicant have to be approved before 2-month.
3.2 Send to Personnel Office the exit notification within 5-day
departure, and the entry notification within 5-day returning.
1. For full-time professors who have served for a consecutive period
of 3.5 years, a full semester of sabbatical leave is granted
°]or a full year of sabbatical leave is granted to professors who
have served as full-time professors 7 years°^if with academic
publication or research papers accepted by peer-reviewed
academic journals within three years.
2. The number of professors allowed taking leave in each department
should not exceed 15% of the total number of full-time professor in
the said department every semester. To avoid any impact on
teaching, the total number of faculty on sabbatical leave,
domestic/international advanced study (research, lecturing),
and temporary transfer is stipulated °ßnot to exceed 16% of
the total number of faculty (excluding teaching assistants)°®.
3. The calculations of tenure have to take the following conditions into
account: temporary transfer, leave with/without pay, expanding
recruitment, visiting professors, and the tenure reserved from
4 . Within three months of the return from sabbatical leave, faculty shall
submit a copy of report to university. Failure to submit a report of
accomplishments following the sabbatical leave or submit a report
not compatible to his/her sabbatical leave proposal may affect
faculty eligibility for future sabbatical leave.
5. Professor on sabbatical leave is eligible to continue his/her
administrative director position but have to have deputy
director unless the case is earmarked by special approval.
The acting assignment is stipulated by relevant regulations.
Part-time Academic/Administrative Director
Native teachers can take positions as part-time
academic/administrative directors. Foreign teachers can take
positions as part-time academic directors such as
Vice-president, Dean, and Department/ Institute Chairperson.
Temporarily Transfer, Part-time Job, Part-time Teaching
1. Teachers are not allowed to have another part-time teaching or
part-time job except the law permits. Teachers are required to
obtain permission from NTU to be temporarily transferred,
have another part-time job, or part-time teaching.
2. Teachers should meet the required teaching credits first to have a
part-time teaching; and then other school should send a notice to
ask for NTU's agreement, 4 hours a week at most.
3. For teachers who are also directors, salary of one part-time job can
not exceed NT$8,000, and salaries of two part-time jobs can not
exceed NT$15,000. For teachers who are not directors, monthly
payment of the part-time jobs can not exceed NT$104,820.
4. For full or associate professors who do not hold a NTU
administrative post and who apply for a part-time job at
a for-profit business institution or group that has made
a cooperation agreement with the University, If the
duration of the part-time job is more than six months,
the organization where the teachers work part time
should pay a certain amount of academic feedback
cash to NTU.
1. Relevant relation regulations of Pension Fund :
2. Teachers should join the Pension Fund according to the regulations
and pay the self-withdrawal savings monthly.
3. Retirement is divided into voluntary retirement and compulsory
3.1 School faculty under any of the following conditions may
apply for retirement:
3.1.1 Who has served for at least 5 years and has reached
the age of 60.
3.1.2 Who has served for over 25 years.
The age to retire in Subparagraph 1 of the preceding paragraph may
be set lesser due to the physical requirement of the position, but no
lesser than the age of 55.
3.2 School faculty under any of the following conditions shall retire:
3.2.1 Who has reached the age of 65.
3.2.2 Who is mentally incapacitated or physically disabled to the
extent not capable of delivering services. School faculty
who has reached the age stipulated in Subparagraph 1
of the preceding paragraph may at the request by the
school of services and at own will of continuance of
services apply with the competent authorities of
education administration for extension of services
up to 5 years.
3.3 Relevant Regulations°G
3.3.1 Any voluntary retirement faculty who plans to retire should
apply in written form 4 months ahead of the valid date of
retirement. The application should include date and reason
of retirement and should be approved by your director,
dean and president. Send to Personnel Office.
3.3.2 Personnel Office should send the retirement application
to the Ministry of Education 3 months ahead of the valid
date. If not, the applicant is required to sign a letter of
3.3.3 The retirement application will be approved by the Ministry
of Education before the valid date.
3.3.4 The retirement of the foreign teacher, without R.O.C.
citizen, who only can receive a pension to the same
shall be made in lump sum payment.
3.3.5 Faculty who has teaching experiences in private
schools can receive a pension of private school
after approval of the Ministry of Education.
According to Article16, Teacher's Act,after the teacher accepts
employment, s/he can enjoy the following rights in accordance
with the relevant laws and school rules and
benefits, retirement, consolation, severance, and insurance, etc.
accordance with the regulations.
authorized educational authorities or schools against the teacher
are considered by him/her to be illegal or inappropriate and have
damaged his/her interests.
accordance with law and school rules and regulations.
assignments by the authorized educational authorities or the school,
unless otherwise specified according to law.
According to Article 17, Teacher°¶s Act, other than fulfilling their
employment responsibilities in accordance with law, teachers
have the following obligations:
maintains school honor.
the courses arranged by the school.
dignity and profession out of clear conscience.
as well as social education activities in accordance with
unless otherwise specified by law.
1. Without proper reasons, teachers can not resign before the
expiration of the contract.
2. Notice in writing is required to be sent to inform NTU a month before
expiration of the contract if teachers plan not to continue to teach in
NTU. If resigning while the contract is still valid, teachers can not
resign without permission from the university authority.
Contract Termination, Temporary Termination of Contract, Rejection of Continuing Contract
According to Aritcle14, Teacher's Act, after employed, the teacher may
not be dismissed, suspended, or denied a renewed employment
unless involved in one of the following situations:
warrant of arrest, the case of which not settled yet during the term
of civil service.
or undergoing the disciplinary action of suspension from
employment with the penalty not yet terminated, or being
suspended from employment due to the indictment with the
case not yet cleared.
inappropriately and therefore impaired the teacher°¶s morals
with concrete facts or severe violation of the employment contract.
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