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Teaching Fellow of Japanese Language
Japanese Language
(Reference No.:FAH/TF/CJS/01/2017)
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 Centre for Japanese Studies (CJS) of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities is seeking ONE qualified individual for an anticipated position as ‘Teaching Fellow’. The purpose of the teaching fellow program is to provide recent Master’s degree graduates in Japanese studies (or closely related field) with: a) full-time teaching experience; b) the opportunity to work with faculty and the Centre for Japanese Studies on special projects in an area of professional interest or expertise and c) engagement in language and cultural exchange.

Qualifications and Requirements
Applicants should have a recent Master’s degree (obtained in 2014 or later) in a related field (e.g. Japanese Linguistics, Japanese Literature, Japanese Education, Japanese History or Japanese Culture) from an accredited program and some experience and/or qualifications in teaching Japanese language to non-native students. Applicants should have their degree in hand upon 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 with a multicultural staff and desire to learn and explore Macao culture.  The candidate should also be willing to provide out-of-class activities to students in Japanese as required.

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

Position and Taxable Salary
Teaching Fellow’s taxable salary is ranging from MOP20,480 to MOP28,670 (USD1 approx. =MOP8) per month and to be determined according to the appointee's academic qualifications, current position, and professional experience.

Teaching duty is required.
*10-month appointment with possibility of a second 10-month contract upon mutual agreement.

Application Procedure
The application should include 1) a cover letter and an updated English curriculum vitae; 2) at least 3 recommendation letters; 3) teaching evaluations of recent two years (if any); 4) academic certificates and 5) graduate transcripts.

Applicants should visit and or more details (Reference No.: FAH/TF/CJS/01/2017), and send your application to on or before 1 April, 2017.   Applicants may consider their applications not successful if they were not invited for an interview within 3 months after the application deadline. Other contact points are:

Centre for Japanese Studies (CJS)
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
University of Macau
Room 3115, Humanities and Social Sciences Building (E21)
Avenida da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China

The University of Macau reserves the right not to appoint a candidate.

***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: Mar 09, 2017
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