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 to a new campus of approximately 1.09 square kilometres in August 2014. 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 number 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 of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for the position of Director of English Language Centre:
The English Language Centre (ELC) is committed to the objective of enhancing English language proficiency of students across the University, both to support students’ pursuit of their academic majors and to prepare them for global citizenship. The ELC seeks to achieve its goals through the provision of courses in general and academic English and extra-curricular language activities. The ELC also organizes summer programmes for pre-sessional students and others, in collaboration with the Residential Colleges. The ELC Director may also be expected to collaborate in teaching courses in applied linguistics and second language teaching, in conjunction with other units in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in Applied Linguistics, TESL/TEFL or another related area, a minimum of three years of administrative or leadership experience in a University English language programme, experience in designing and organizing summer English programmes for incoming undergraduates and high school students, a distinguished record of teaching English as a second or foreign language, and a track record of publishing in the area of language teaching and learning. Applicants for the position should also demonstrate a proven record of curriculum/course development, teacher training, and assessment. He or she should be qualified to be appointed as Associate Professor or higher in rank. Bilingual Chinese-English applicants are especially welcome.
The selected candidate is expected to assume duty 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 minimum annual remuneration will be around USD116,000. 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/career for more details, and apply ONLINE at Career@UM (https://isw.umac.mo/recruitment) (Ref. No.: FAH/DELC/07/2017). 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 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 of application.
The University of Macau (UM) is a leading higher education institution in Macao, with English as 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-qu...ality professionals, the university relocated in August 2014 to a beautiful campus which covers approximately 1.09 square kilometres. With this state-of-the-art campus, the implementation of Asia’s largest residential college system, the establishment of new faculties and well-equipped laboratories, and the increasing numbers of students and faculty members recruited from around the world, UM possesses great potential and provides exciting new possibilities for professional development.