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English Language Teaching Assistant
(Reference No.:FAH/ELC/ELTA/09/2017)
Academic Position

The University of Macau (UMacau) is the flagship public university in Macao, which gives it a unique advantage when pursuing the goal of becoming a world-class university with regional characteristics. English is its working language. In recent years, the university has made great progress in various areas, gaining increasing international recognition for its teaching, research, and community service. To better support higher education development in Macao and to meet society’s ever-increasing demand for high-quality professionals, the university relocated in August 2014 to a new campus of approximately 1.09 square kilometres. With a state-of-the-art campus, the implementation of Asia’s largest residential college system, the establishment of new faculties and well-equipped laboratories, the increasing numbers of students and faculty members recruited from around the world, UMacau possesses great potential and provides exciting new possibilities for professional development. 

The English Language Centre (ELC) of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities is seeking qualified individuals for anticipated positions as ‘English Language Teaching Assistant’ (ELTA). Successful ELTA candidates will a) be Macau residents; b) have graduated recently (2014 or later) from universities in Macao, Hong Kong, Mainland China, or the nearby region; c) provide English-medium activities for UM students both inside and outside the classroom, including within UM’s Residential Colleges; and d) live and work with ELC Summer Immersion and UM students in an English-medium environment.

Candidates should have a recent (obtained within the last two years) Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g. English Studies, English Education, TEFL/TESL or Applied Linguistics) from an accredited program, a high command of the English language, both orally and in writing, as well as experience in organizing language learning activities. Candidates must hold a temporary or permanent Macau Resident ID card. Applicants should have their degree in hand upon application.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in early November.


Position and Remuneration
This position is a short-term appointment of no more than 7 months, with the possibility of a second 10-month contract upon mutual agreement. The offered and taxable salary level shall be determined according to the appointee’s academic qualifications, current position, and professional experience.

English Language Teaching Assistant: MOP10,240– 15,360 (USD1 approx. =MOP8)

Teaching duties are not required. The main tasks will be to host creative, interesting, and educational activities for undergraduate students in English, including at the semester’s English Festival.

Application Procedure
The application should include 1) a cover letter and an updated English curriculum vitae; 2) at least 3 recommendation letters; 3) academic certificates; and 4) transcripts.
Applicants should visit and for more details, and apply ONLINE at Career@UM ( (Ref. No.: FAH/ELC/ELTA/09/2017). Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants may consider their applications not successful if they were not invited for an interview within 3 months after the application deadline.

Human Resources Section, Office of Administration
University of Macau, Av. da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China
Website:;  Email:
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**

Last Modified: Sep 07, 2017
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