Senior Instructor / Instructor of English

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

(Ref. No.: FAH/ELC/SII/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 English Language Centre (ELC) of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for the position of Senior Instructor/Instructor of English. The ELC is committed to empowering students to succeed in University studies and in life by engaging them in English, academic, and global skills learning. The ELC seeks to achieve its goals through the provision of courses in English for academic purposes, a writing centre, co-curricular language learning activities, and organizing summer programmes for pre-sessional students.


Applicants must possess a Master’s degree in TESOL/TEFL/ELT/English Education (or related fields). Applicants should have extensive EAP/ESP teaching experience at the tertiary level or equivalent, preferably teaching EFL/ESL students in English-medium higher education context. The candidates should demonstrate experience in (1) curriculum and material development in teaching English for academic purposes (four skills, grammar and vocabulary, academic skills and strategies), and in (2) technology-enhanced classroom learning as well as developing e-learning exercises. Updated knowledge and experience in current pedagogy, assessment, programme planning, and activity organization will be an advantage.

The successful candidates should possess the following abilities: effective ELT pedagogy in student-centred approaches, strong ability to build rapport with and motivate students, organizational skills, communication skills, collegiality, teamwork, and leadership skills. Excellent command of English is expected. The ability to speak Chinese is not required. The candidate is expected to engage in the Centre’s committee works and projects, and provide professional services to the University and the community. Academic research and publication are not required for the positions, but a specific pedagogy-oriented research interest/agenda is welcome. The appointed instructor(s) is expected to rotate and teach in the summer programme during the student summer recess period.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty on 1st August 2023.


A taxable annual remuneration starting from MOP541,450 (approximately USD66,840) will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s 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, oncampus 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 on or before 15th November 2022. The application should include 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae with names and contacts of 3 referees, one of the referees should be from a current or recent employment (only referees of shortlisted candidates will be contacted); 3) a teaching portfolio that includes (a) a statement of teaching philosophy, (b) a record of institutional-administered teaching evaluations/student feedbacks, and (c) samples of lesson plan and teaching material created by the candidate. 4) academic certificates and transcripts. 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**

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