Visiting Senior Instructor in English Linguistics

Macau, China
06 Apr 2023
End of advertisement period
30 Jul 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

(Ref. No.: FAH/DENG/VSI/04/2023)

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 Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for a one-year contract in the position of Visiting Senior Instructor in English Linguistics with generalist training and experience teaching undergraduate courses in two or more of the following fields: a) introductory linguistics, b) English grammar and lexis, c) English phonetics and phonology, d) English semantics, and/or e) sociolinguistics. Candidates who are prepared to teach two or more classes in these fields in addition to broader courses in English Studies are particularly welcome to apply.

The Department of English is an established and distinguished multinational, scholarly community. The Department offers an undergraduate degree in English Studies (focusing simultaneously on literary studies and linguistics), 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. FAH is home to both the Centre for Linguistics <> and the Centre for Studies of Translation, Interpreting and Cognition <>. The Department also contributes courses to the General Education programme.


Applicants must possess a Master’s degree in Linguistics or related areas, although a PhD degree in a relevant area is highly preferable. Applicants should have teaching experience at the tertiary level and should be able to demonstrate competence in teaching, a willingness to provide service to the University and the English Department, and an interest in the English language in Asia contexts. Candidates with quality research publications and extensive teaching experience in two or more of the preferred fields at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels are particularly welcome.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2023.


A taxable monthly remuneration starting from MOP42,315 (approximately USD5,224) 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.

Application Procedure

Applicants should visit 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 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

Tel: +853 8822 8699;
Fax: +853 8822 2412

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**