Assistant Professor of Linguistics in English

Macau (MO)
19 Mar 2021
End of advertisement period
19 May 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Linguistics in English
(Ref. No.: FAH/DENG/AP/LIN/03/2021)

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 English of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Linguistics in English, preferably specializing in one of the following fields: a) semantics and pragmatics; b) language and technology (in particular, corpus linguistics); and c) other areas of applied linguistics.

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 elective courses in Translation Studies. At the postgraduate level, the Department offers an MA in English Studies and an MA in Translation Studies. There are two PhD areas, in (i) English Literary Studies and (ii) English Linguistics. FAH is home to the Centre for Studies in Translation, Interpreting and Cognition ( and a state-of-the-art Cognitive Laboratory. The Department also contributes courses to the General Education programme.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in Linguistics or related areas, teaching experience at tertiary level, and a record of research accomplishment appropriate to the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants for the position should be able to demonstrate competence in teaching, promising publication potential, a willingness to provide service to the University, and an interest in English in the Asian context. Candidates with quality research publications and teaching experience in semantics/pragmatics, corpus linguistics, and/or other areas of applied linguistics will be particularly welcome.
The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in as early as January 2022. 

A taxable annual remuneration starting from MOP828,100 (approximately USD102,230) 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. Apart from competitive remuneration, UM offers a wide range of benefits, such as medical insurance, provident fund, on campus accommodation/housing allowance and other subsidies. Further details on our package are available at:

Application Procedure 
Applicants should visit for more details, and apply ONLINE. When applying, please upload a cover letter, a current CV (with English translations wherever relevant) and a writing sample (i.e. 'Research Work/Publication'). Other documents may be submitted as needed or as available. Review of applications will commence in April 2021 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 
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Tel: +853 8822 8589; 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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