LINGUIST List 25.4089

Thu Oct 16 2014

Jobs: Translation: Full Professor, University of Macau

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 14-Oct-2014
From: Human Resources Office <>
Subject: Translation: 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 Translation Studies

Job Rank: Full Professor

Specialty Areas: Translation


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 Translation Studies.

The Department of English is an expanding and lively scholarly community with a strong international profile comprising three main fields of interest: translation studies, literature and linguistics. In addition to its undergraduate Minor programme in Translation Studies, the department offers MA programmes in Translation Studies and in English Studies, as well as PhD supervision across the range of the department’s expertise. In translation the department has particular strengths in discourse/function-oriented, corpus-assisted and cognitive translation studies. The Faculty of Arts and Humanities has also approved the establishment of a Centre for Translation, Interpreting and Cognition Studies.


The successful candidate will have a PhD in Translation Studies 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 Translation Studies will be considered, but those in the area of applied Translation Studies will be particularly welcome. It is expected that the successful candidate will specialise in Chinese-English translation, but expertise in other languages will also be considered. 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/TRANS/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

Page Updated: 24-Oct-2014