Associate / Assistant Professor in Portuguese (Literary Studies and Literary Translation)

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

(Ref. No.: FAH/DPORT/AAP/LSLT/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 Portuguese of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for the position of Associate/Assistant Professor in Portuguese (Literary Studies and Literary Translation).

The Department of Portuguese is an established and lively scholarly community that includes speakers of European, Brazilian and other varieties ofPortuguese. The Department offers an undergraduate degree in Portuguese Studies concentrating on Portuguese as a Foreign Language with selected courses in Linguistics, Interpretation and Translation, Foreign Language Pedagogy, Literary Studies, History and Culture. At the undergraduate level, the Department also teaches Portuguese language within the Faculty of Law and offers elective courses in Portuguese as a foreign language to students from all faculties of the University. At the postgraduate level, the Department offers two MA programmes (the MA in Portuguese Language and Intercultural Studies, and the MA in Translation Studies (Portuguese-Chinese), as well as the PhD programmes in (i) Applied Linguistics (Portuguese) and (ii) Literary and Intercultural Studies (Portuguese).


Applicants must hold a PhD in Literary/Cultural/Translation Studies or in related areas with an outstanding academic and cultural performance focusing on Portuguese Studies and on the comparison between Portuguese and Chinese cultural history. Well-established reputation in literary translation Chinese-Portuguese and/or Portuguese-Chinese and a good publication record in the field of Comparative Studies (Portuguese/Chinese) is demanded, as well as prior involvement with activities promoting the knowledge of Chinese culture among speakers of Portuguese and vice-versa. Previous familiarity with institutions working for the scientific and cultural exchange between China and Portuguese-speaking countries is also valued. Applicants must show evidence of a very good knowledge of Chinese language and literature. Applicants should also have native or near-native fluency in Portuguese. A good command of English is also preferred.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in July2023.


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 immediately 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
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.

***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**