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 Department of English of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for the position of Full / Associate / Assistant Professor of Literature in English, preferably specializing in contemporary English-language literature of the Asian Diaspora.
The Department of English is an established and distinguished multinational, scholarly community. The Department offers an undergraduate degree in English Studies, focusing on Linguistics and Literary Studies, as well as a Minor programme in Translation Studies. At the postgraduate level, the Department offers an MA in English Studies, an MA in Translation Studies, and a new MA in Second Language Acquisition (delivered with the Departments of Portuguese and Chinese). There are two PhD areas, in (i) English Literary Studies and (ii) English Linguistics. The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is home to the Centre for Studies in Translation, Interpreting and Cognition (http://cstic.umac.mo ) and a state-of-the-art Cognitive Laboratory. The Department of English aims to recruit staff who will ideally be able to teach and research in the developing areas of Asian Diaspora Literatures in English. Qualifications in creative writing, and a background in creative-writing teaching, will be desirable. The Department also contributes courses to a General Education programme.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in English Literature or another related area, teaching experience at tertiary institutions and a track record of quality research publications appropriate to the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants for the position should be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching at tertiary level, outstanding research potential and a willingness to provide service to the University. Candidates with quality research publications in Asian Diaspora Literatures in English will be preferred, and a secondary interest in teaching or developing Creative Writing courses will be particularly welcome.
The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in as early as January 2018.
Position and Remuneration
Remuneration and appointment rank offered will be competitive and commensurate with the successful applicants’ academic qualification, current position and professional experience. The current local maximum income tax rate is 12% but is effectively around 5% - 7% after various discretionary exemptions.
Applicants should visit http://www.umac.mo/vacancy for more details, and apply ONLINE at Career@UM (https://isw.umac.mo/recruitment ) (Ref. No.: FAH/FAP/ENGL/08/2017). When applying, please upload a cover letter, a current CV (with English translations wherever relevant) and a writing sample (i.e. 'Research Work/Publication'). Other documents may be submitted as needed or as available. Review of applications will commence in end of September 2017 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 of application.
Human Resources Section, Office of Administration
University of Macau, Av. da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China
Website: https://isw.umac.mo/recruitment ; Email: email@example.com
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.
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** Under the equal condition of qualifications and experience, priority will be given to Macao permanent residents**