ILAS is one of the institutes in the Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines at Academia Sinica. The present Director is Dr. Chiu-yu Tseng (Distinguished Research Fellow) and assisted by two Deputy Directors, Dr. Jo-wang Lin (Distinguised Research Fellow) and Dr. Rui-wen Wu (Associate Research Fellow). The structure of ILAS is described below.
Under the Organizational Regulations of the Institutes of Academia Sinica, each research institute is required to establish a Faculty Meeting that is composed of the director, deputy director(s), distinguished research fellows, full-time research fellows, full-time associate research fellows and assistant research fellows. The Faculty Meeting is convened at least bimonthly by the director. If one-third or more of those required to attend the Faculty Meeting recommend convening a interim meeting, the director may convene a Faculty Meeting.
The main responsibility of committees is to make final recommendations for approval at the Faculty Meeting. Respective committees and the tasks they carry out include:
1. Standing Committees
Members of each committee are elected at Faculty Meetings for a one or two-year term and may be re-elected for another subsequent term.
(a) Academic Affairs (6 to 8 elected members, 2-year term): Plan for ad hoc assignments pertaining to academic applications as well as academic performance policies.
(b) Publication (7 to 9 elected members, 2-year term): Oversees editorial policies and publications.
(c) Tech Support (3 to 5 elected members, 2-year term): Aid academic computing services.
(d) Library (3 to 5 elected members, 2-year term): Plan for institute’s library resources.
2. Ad hoc Committees：
(a) Recruitment (5 to 7 members, 1-year term): Draft selection criteria, conducting the search and make a final recommendation to the Faculty Meeting.
(b) Promotion (5 to 9 members, 1-year term): Examine the candidate’s application dossier and review candidate’s academic accomplishments in the areas of research, making a final recommendation to the Faculty Meeting.
(c) Contract Renewal (5 to 9 members): same as above.
(d) Performance Evaluation (5 to 9 members): Review academic and administrative performance.
3. Research Groups：Their role is to promote group-based research and enhance research capacity. All research faculty members can choose to participate in the following research groups every year:
(1) Corpus and Computational Linguistics
(2) Linguistics Structure and Typology
(3) Phonetics, Phonology and Speech Science