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Mon Nov 11 2019

Jobs: English; Language Acquisition: Teaching Fellows, University of Macau

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 07-Nov-2019
From: Cyrus Leung <>
Subject: English; Language Acquisition: Teaching Fellows, University of Macau, China
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University or Organization: University of Macau
Department: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Job Location: Macau, China, Macau
Web Address:
Job Title: Teaching Fellows of English Language

Job Rank: Other; Teaching Fellows

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition

Required Language(s): English (eng)


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.

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.

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.

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 the application link for more details, and apply online by 5th December, 2019 will be given full consideration.

Human Resources Section, Office of Administration:
University of Macau, Av. da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China
Website:; Email:
Tel: +853 8822 8553; Fax: +853 8822 2412

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.

Application Deadline: 05-Dec-2019 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Office of Administration Human Resources Section
Phone: +853 8822 8553
Fax: +853 8822 2412

Page Updated: 11-Nov-2019