LINGUIST List 25.4088

Thu Oct 16 2014

Jobs: English; Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics: Full Professor, University of Macau

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 14-Oct-2014
From: Human Resources Office <>
Subject: English; Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics: Full Professor, University of Macau, Macau, China
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University or Organization: University of Macau
Job Location: China, Macau
Web Address:
Job Title: Full Professor of English Language and Linguistics

Job Rank: Full Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The University of Macau is the leading higher education institution in Macao, with English as its working language. In recent years, the University has been making great progress towards becoming internationally recognized for its excellence in teaching, research and service. With the beautiful new campus (20 times larger than the old one) becoming fully operational recently, the launch of Asia’s largest residential college system, the establishment of new schools, and the increasing numbers of students and faculty members recruited from around the world, UM provides great potential and exciting new possibilities for growth and development.

The Department of English of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for the position of Professor of English Language and Linguistics.

The Department of English is an expanding and lively scholarly community with a strong international profile comprising three main fields of interest: linguistics, literature and translation studies. In addition to its undergraduate BA programme in English Studies (including English Language and Linguistics), the department offers a Minor in Translation and MA programmes in English Studies (with a substantial linguistics component) and in Translation Studies, as well as PhD supervision across the range of the department’s expertise. In linguistics the department has particular strengths in bilingualism, cognitive linguistics, comparative linguistics, corpus linguistics, discourse analysis of media texts, sociolinguistics and world Englishes.


The successful candidate will have a PhD in English Language or Linguistics, or another related area, teaching experience at tertiary institutions and a track record of quality research publications appropriate to the rank of Full Professor. Applicants for the position should demonstrate excellence in teaching and academic supervision, as well as a good record of research grant applications. Applications in all areas of English Language and Linguistics will be considered, but those in the areas of language policy and planning, or pedagogical linguistics will be particularly welcome. An appointment may be offered at Associate Professor rank if the appointment panel considers this more appropriate to a candidate’s experience and qualifications.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2015.

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 the URL above for more details, and apply ONLINE at JobsUM (application URL below) (Ref. No.: FAH/ENGL/08/2015). Review of applications will commence on 1st December 2014 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 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***

Application Deadline: 31-Aug-2015 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Human Resources Office
Phone: +853 8822 8586
Fax: +853 8822 2412

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