LINGUIST List 32.3073

Wed Sep 29 2021

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

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 30-Sep-2021
From: Cyrus Leung <>
Subject: English; Language Acquisition: Teaching Fellows of English Language, University of Macau, Taipa, Macau, China
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University or Organization: University of Macau
Department: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Job Location: Taipa, Macau, China
Web Address:
Job Title: Teaching Fellows of English Language

Job Rank: Teacher

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 as “Teaching Fellow”. Duties of the teaching fellow include:
- full-time teaching (typically 15 hours of classroom teaching per week plus office hours and other teaching commitments)
- 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)
- 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/ELT (or closely related fields in English Education or Applied English Linguistics with pedagogy training) from an accredited program in hand at the time of application. Candidates with at least 2 years of full-time English Language teaching experience for late teenagers or adults in English as a foreign/second language contexts are preferred. Professional knowledge and experience of EAP/ESP teaching and material development is an advantage.

The successful candidates also need to possess the following abilities: effective ELT pedagogy in student-centered approaches, strong ability to build rapport with and motivate students, organizational skills, communication skills, collegiality and teamwork. Excellent command of English is expected. Ability to speak Chinese is not required. The candidate should be willing to engage in the Centre’s committee works and projects as assigned.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty on 3 January 2022.

Application Procedure:
Applicants should visit for more details, and apply ONLINE via the application link below on or before 15 October 2021 to ensure timely consideration. Only applicants who apply in the current round will be considered, previous application information are not retained.

The application should include:
- a cover letter and an updated curriculum vitae
- names and contacts of 3 referees who have agreed to provide confidential reference letters and will be available to do so in mid-October
- teaching evaluations of recent two years (if any)
- academic certificates
- graduate transcripts

The taxable salary of the Teaching Fellow shall to be determined according to the successful applicant’s academic qualification and relevant professional experience and it is ranging from MOP21,709 to MOP30,390 (USD1 approx. = MOP8). The current local maximum income tax rate is 12% but is effectively around 5% – 7% after various discretionary exemptions. Basic medical benefits are available at a low cost.

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***
** Under the equal condition of qualifications and experience, priority will be given to Macao permanent residents**

Application Deadline: 15-Oct-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Human Resources Section Office of Administration
Phone: 853 8822 8589
Fax: 853 8822 2412

Page Updated: 29-Sep-2021