Associate / Assistant Professor of English Linguistics

Macau, China
22 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
21 Nov 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

(Ref. No.: FAH/DENG/AAP/EL/09/2022)

The University of Macau (UM) is an internationalized public comprehensive university in the Macao Special Administrative Region (MSAR) located at the west bank of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA). The GBA is rapidly developing into one of the leading technology and innovation hubs of the world. UM is placed in 201-250 bracket in the THE World University Rankings and placed No. 304 in the QS World University Rankings. With a scenic campus of approximately 1 km2 on Hengqin island, UM has achieved significant progress in the past decade as evidenced by its rising international repute, state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, and the establishment of three State Key Laboratories in microelectronics, Chinese medical sciences, and internet of things for smart city. To support economic diversification of MSAR and deepen collaboration between MSAR and Guangdong Province in Hengqin island, UM will continue to invest in cutting-edge research and develop interdisciplinary programmes in key strategic areas including precision oncology, advanced materials, regional oceanography, artificial intelligence and robotics, data science, cognitive and brain science and economics and finance. Leveraging its ‘4-in-1’ model of education and the largest residential college system in Asia, UM provides all-round undergraduate education, nurturing talent to support social and economic development in MSAR and the GBA as a whole. With unprecedented growth and opportunities for development, UM offers promising career prospects to academics at all levels. It may be noted that English is the working language and the primary medium of instruction at UM.

The Department of English of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (FAH)invites applications for the position of Associate/Assistant Professor in English Linguistics. The successful candidate should have training in English studies and general linguistics, preferably with expertise in one or more of the following fields:(1) language contact (e.g., bilingualism, multilingualism, contact linguistics, etc.); (2) sociolinguistics; and/or (3) quantitative and computational approaches to linguistic data, especially using electronic corpora.

The Department of English is an established and distinguished multinational, scholarly community. The Department offers an undergraduate degree in English Studies (focusing simultaneously on linguistics and literary studies), as well as elective courses in translation studies. At the graduate level the Department hosts two MA programmes in (i) English Studies and (ii) Translation and offers courses in the University-level MSc in Data Science. The Department offers PhD degrees in either (a) Literary Studies or (b) Linguistics and research in the PhD programmes engages with a variety of specializations (e.g., theoretical linguistics, applied linguistics, translation studies, etc.). FAH is home to both the Centre for Linguistics <> and the Centre for Studies in Translation, Interpreting and Cognition <> with 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 area, teaching experience at the tertiary level and a record of research appropriate to the rank of Associate/Assistant Professor. Applicants should demonstrate competence in teaching, promising potential publication, a willingness to provide service to the University and an interest in the English language in Asian contexts. Candidates with quality publications and teaching experience in one or more of the preferred fields are especially welcome.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August2023.


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 more details, and apply ONLINE. Review of applications will commence on 1 December 2022 and continue until the position is filled. 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
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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.

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