The University of Macau (UM) is the only public comprehensive university in Macao. Leveraging this unique advantage, UM aims to establish itself as a world-class university with regional characteristics. English is its working language. In recent years, UM has seen a significant development in and a rising international recognition for its teaching, research, and community service. It has implemented a unique ‘4-in-1’ education model that integrates discipline-specific education, general education, research and internship education, and community and peer education. Combining this model with the largest residential college system in Asia, UM provides all-round education to students. In addition, it recruits outstanding scholars from around the world to create a multilingual and multicultural learning environment for students. With the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and the new initiatives of the university to boost cutting-edge research and interdisciplinary programmes, UM embraces unprecedented opportunities for development, and offers bright career prospect to professionals in different areas.
The English Language Centre (ELC) of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities is seeking qualified individuals for the positions of “Teaching Fellow.” Duties of the teaching fellow include a) full-time teaching (typically 12 to 15 hours of classroom teaching per week plus office hours and other teaching commitments); b) working with the faculty and the ELC on projects or committee assignments in an area of professional interest or expertise (e.g. IT, assessment, curriculum development, materials design, professional development) and c) engaging in language and cultural exchange student activities. Initial appointment is up to 12 months with a possibility of a next 12-month contract upon mutual agreement.
The position offered and taxable salary level shall be determined according to the appointee's academic qualifications current position, and professional experience ranging from MOP$21,709 to MOP$30,390 per month (USD1 approx = MOP$8). The current local maximum income tax rate is 12% but is effectively around 5% – 7% after various discretionary exemptions.
Low-cost on-campus ensuite single room accommodation may be provided, subject to availability. Basic medical benefits are also available at a low cost.
Applicants should visit https://career.admo.um.edu.mo/ for more details, and apply ONLINE by 5th December, 2019 will be given full consideration. The application should include 1) a cover letter and an updated curriculum vitae; 2) names and contacts of 3 referees who have agreed to provide confidential reference letters and will be available to do so in December 2019, one of the referees should be from a current (if applicable) or recent employment, only referees of shortlisted candidates will be contacted; 3) teaching evaluations of recent two years (if any); 4) academic certificates and 5) graduate transcripts. Applicants who have applied before are welcome to re-apply. Applicants may consider their applications not successful if they are 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
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.
Applicants must have a Master’s degree in TESOL/TEFL (or closely related fields such as Second Language Acquisition, English Education, or Applied English Linguistics) from an accredited program in hand at the time of application. Candidates with a minimum of 2 years of full-time English Language teaching experience for late teenagers or adults in English as a foreign/second language contexts are preferred.
The successful candidates also need to possess the following abilities: excellent command of English, strong ability to build rapport with and motivate students, effective practice of ELT pedagogy in student-centred approaches, organizational skills, communication skills, collegiality and teamwork. Ability to speak Chinese (Putonghua or Cantonese) may be an advantage but not required. The candidate should also be willing to engage in the Centre's committee works and projects as assigned. The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in mid-June (with summer programme teaching) or early August 2020.
Internal Number: FAH/ELC/TF/10/2019
About University of Macau
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-quality 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.