TERMS OF APPOINTMENT
ACADEMIC APPOINTEES

Acad

1. Terms of Appointment
The first appointment shall be, at maximum, for a period of 3 years.

2. Renewal of Appointment
The appointment is renewable upon mutual consent and subject to satisfactory performance, and the duration of a renewed contract shall be, at maximum, for a period of 5 years in accordance with relevant stipulations.

3. Remuneration
The taxable remuneration level is commensurate with the appointee’s academic qualifications, current position, and professional experience. The value of the index point is subject to periodic review and adjustment by the Macao SAR Government.

4. Professional Taxation
The Macao SAR Government is adopting a progressive taxation system for professionals. Although the current maximum tax rate is 12% of annual income, the effective income tax rate, after various discretionary exemptions (which is subject to annual review by relevant authorities), is around 5-7%.

5. Workload, Duties and Responsibilities
The workload of academic staff member includes teaching, research and service, in which the workload distribution may vary for different tracks. With the implementation of the holistic 4-in-1 education model and the establishment of the Residential Colleges (RC), academic staff member is also expected to make a contribution to outside-classroom student life and development as part of his/her service rendered.

6. Outside Practice
The staff member shall not engage in outside practice for reward without the prior written approval from the University. As prohibited by laws, a non-local staff member (i.e. work permit holder) shall not engage in paid practice outside the University of Macau.

7. Base of Operation
The appointee will be based in the campus(es) of the University of Macau which is/are situated in places under the Macau SAR Government’s jurisdiction.

8. Employment Visa, Work Permit and Stay Permit of Family Members
Appointees who are non-local residents have to obtain the work visa from the Macao Immigration Department with the work permission from the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) in order to stay and work in Macao. Visitors without a work visa are not allowed by law to work in Macao. Therefore the University cannot commence the work contract unless the relevant permission and procedures are obtained and completed. For the spouse and dependent children of the staff members who are not working in Macao but wish to stay in Macao, they are required to apply for a Stay Permit. 

Staff members may also apply for Macao residency by themselves subject to the relevant conditions and laws in force. The application is made via the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM)

Last Modified: 11 February 2021