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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Applied Linguistics
(Reference No.:FAH/FAP/ENGL/12/2016)
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 Department of English of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for a post at open rank (Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor in Applied Linguistics). The Department of English is an expanding and lively scholarly community with a strong international profile comprising three fields of interest: English Language and Linguistics, English and Comparative Literature and Chinese-English Translation Studies. In addition to its undergraduate BA programme in English Studies, the Department offers a Minor in Translation, and MA programmes in English Studies, Translation Studies and Second Language Acquisition, as well as PhD supervision across the range of the Department’s expertise. The Department of English invites applications for an academic position with specialization in applied linguistics.

Applications in the following areas of Applied Linguistics will be considered: Second Language Acquisition, Discourse Analysis, and Cognition. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, Linguistics, or English; a record of excellence in teaching; research publications in indexed journals and/or reputable international scholarly presses, and excellent proficiency in English. In addition, full professor applicants should be internationally known for their research and competitive grant funding, and should have administrative or leadership experience. Associate professor applicants should have an excellent record of research and funded projects. Assistant professor applicants should have the PhD degree in hand when reporting for duty.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2017.

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.

Application Procedure
Applicants should visit  for more details, and apply ONLINE at Career@UM ( (Ref. No.: FAH/FAP/ENGL/12/2016). Review of applications will commence on 15 February 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:;  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**

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