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Teaching Fellows of English Language

English Language

(Reference No.: FAH/ELC/TF/05/2019)

Academic Staff

The University of Macau (UM) is the only public comprehensive university in Macao. Leveraging this unique advantage, UM aims to establish itself as a world-class university with regional characteristics. English is its working language. In recent years, UM has seen a significant development in and a rising international recognition for its teaching, research, and community service. It has implemented a unique ‘4-in-1’ education model that integrates discipline-specific education, general education, research and internship education, and community and peer education. Combining this model with the largest residential college system in Asia, UM provides all-round education to students. In addition, it recruits outstanding scholars from around the world to create a multilingual and multicultural learning environment for students. With the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and the new initiatives of the university to boost cutting-edge research and interdisciplinary programmes, UM embraces unprecedented opportunities for development, and offers bright career prospect to professionals in different areas.

The English Language Centre (ELC) of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities is seeking qualified individuals for the positions of “Teaching Fellow.” Duties of the teaching fellow include a) full-time teaching (typically 12 to 15 hours of classroom teaching per week plus office hours and other teaching commitments); b) working with the faculty and the ELC on projects or committee assignments in an area of professional interest or expertise (e.g. IT, assessment, curriculum development, materials design, professional development) and c) engaging in language and cultural exchange student activities.

Applicants must have a Master’s degree in TESOL/TEFL (or closely related fields such as Second Language Acquisition, English Education, or Applied Linguistics) from an accredited program. Candidates with at least 2 years of English Language teaching in the tertiary level to multilingual students will have an advantage. Applicants should have their degree in hand at the time of application.

The successful candidates also need to possess excellent organizational abilities, communication skills, and leadership qualities. Ability to speak Chinese (Putonghua or Cantonese) may be an advantage, but more important are abilities to work well in a multicultural setting. The candidate should also be willing to provide out-of-class activities to students in English as required.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty on 12th August 2019 (or 2nd January 2020 for non-Macao permanent residents).

The  position  offered  and  taxable  salary  level  shall  be  determined  according  to  the  appointee’s  academic  qualifications,  current position, and professional experience.
Teaching Fellow: MOP21,709 –30,390 per month (USD1 approx. =MOP8)

Teaching duty is required.

Up to 12-month appointment with a possibility of a second 12-month contract upon mutual agreement.

The current local maximum income tax rate is 12% but is effectively around 5% – 7% after various discretionary exemptions. Low-cost on-campus ensuite single room accommodation (for staff with dependents there is a possibility to request for a small one-bedroom apartment) and low-cost medical benefits are available.

Application Procedure
Applicants should visit for more details, and apply ONLINE by 1st July, 2019 will be given full consideration. The application should include 1) a cover letter and an updated curriculum vitae; 2) names and contacts of 3 referees who have agreed to provide confidential reference letters and will be available to do so in July 2019, one of the referees should be from a current (if applicable) or recent employment, only referees of shortlisted candidates will be contacted; 3) teaching evaluations of recent two years (if any); 4) academic certificates and 5) graduate transcripts. Applicants who have applied before are welcome to re-apply. Applicants may consider their applications not successful if they are not invited for an interview within 3 months of application.

Human Resources Section, Office of Administration
University of Macau, Av. da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China
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Tel: +853 8822 8553;  Fax: +853 8822 2412

The effective position and salary index are subject to the Personnel Statute of the University of Macau in force. The University of Macau reserves the right not to appoint a candidate. Applicants with less qualification and experience can be offered lower positions under special circumstances.

***Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purpose only***
** Under the equal condition of qualifications and experience, priority will be given to Macao permanent residents**

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