Full/ Associate/ Assistant Professor of Literature in English

Macau (MO)
30 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Full/ Associate/ Assistant Professor of Literature in English

(Ref. No.: FAH/EL/FAAP/10/2018)

The University of Macau (UM) is the flagship public university in Macao, which gives it a unique advantage in pursuing the goal of becoming a world-class university with regional characteristics. English is the working language. In recent years, UM has made significant progress and has gained increasing international recognition for its teaching, research, and community service. To better support higher education development in Macao and to meet society’s ever-increasing demand for high-quality professionals, UM in 2014 relocated to the current campus which covers approximately 1.09 km2. The large campus, the implementation of Asia’s largest residential college system, the unique ‘4-in-1’ education model combine to provide a multifaceted education to students to help them achieve well-rounded development. In addition to adopting a governance and management system in line with international standards and practices, UM recruits outstanding scholars worldwide to create a multilingual and multicultural learning environment for students. Recently, UM has appointed a world renowned scholar as Rector to lead the University in its next stage of development. With the new Rector’s rich experience in higher education management and global vision, as well as the new developments and initiatives of the University, UM is faced with unprecedented opportunities and provides exciting new possibilities for professional development.

The Department of English of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for the position of Full/ Associate/ Assistant Professor of Literature in English specializing in modern British and American literature. The appointee will teach survey courses in modern English/American literature, and specialized electives at BA and MA level. Research thesis supervision at all levels will be required.

The Department of English is an established and distinguished multinational, scholarly community. The Department offers an undergraduate degree in English Studies, focusing on Linguistics and Literary Studies, as well as a Minor programme in Translation Studies. At the postgraduate level, the Department offers an MA in English Studies, an MA in Translation Studies, and a new MA in Second Language Acquisition (delivered with the Departments of Portuguese and Chinese). There are two PhD areas, in (i) English Literary Studies and (ii) English Linguistics. The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is home to the Centre for Studies in Translation, Interpreting and Cognition (http://cstic.umac.mo) and a state-of-the-art Cognitive Laboratory. The Department also contributes courses to a General Education programme.


The successful candidate will have a PhD in English Literature or a closely related area, extensive teaching experience, and a portfolio of quality research publications appropriate to the rank of Full/ Associate/ Assistant Professor. Applicants for the position should be able to document excellence in teaching at tertiary level, a track record of outstanding research and a willingness to provide service to the University and the academic community. An interest in 19th and 20th century canonical British and American literature will be an advantage. Applicants who can demonstrate how to teach canonical literature in an interesting way will be preferred. A secondary interest in teaching or developing drama and performance will be particularly welcome.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2019.

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 https://career.admo.umac.mo/ for more details, and apply ONLINE. Review of applications will commence immediately 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.

Human Resources Section, Office of Administration

University of Macau, Av. da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China

Website: https://career.admo.umac.mo/;  Email: vacancy@umac.mo

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.

***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**