Visiting Instructor of History 

Macau (MO)
Oct 18, 2019
End of advertisement period
Feb 15, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Visiting Instructor of History 
(Ref. No.: FAH/DHIST/VI/10/2019)

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 Department of History of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for a ten-month contract in the position of Visiting Instructor in History. Areas of specialization are open, but preference will be given to applicants with teaching experience in the history of mainland China and Macau, which is relevant for the course “Macao and Chinese Civilization”. This course is a component of the University’s General Education programme. Ability to teach this course in both English and Chinese languages will be an asset. The Department of History, which offers Bachelor, Master, and PhD programmes in History, has a diverse student body drawn from Macao, mainland China, and other parts of the world.  

Applicant must possess an MA degree in History or a closely related discipline although a PhD degree in a relevant area is highly preferable. Applicants should have extensive experience teaching history at university level. Applicants should be able to teach in both English and Chinese languages, especially to teach general education courses.

A taxable salary of MOP48,400 per month (USD1 approx = MOP$8) will be commensurate with the successful applicants’ academic qualification and relevant professional experience. The current local maximum income tax rate is 12% but is effectively around 5% – 7% after various discretionary exemptions.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2020. 

Application Procedure
Applicants should visit for more details and apply ONLINE. Review of applications will commence on 15 February 2020 and continue until the position is filled. A letter of application stating teaching interests, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations and three letters of recommendation should be submitted online. 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 

Website:; Email:
Tel: +853 8822 8578; 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. 

***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** 

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