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Visiting Instructor of Japanese Language

Macau, China
Closing date
30 Jan 2024

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(Ref. No.: FAH/DENG/CJS/VI/12/2023)

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 No. 193 in the THE World University Rankings and placed No. 254 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 residential college system, 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 Centre for Japanese Studies (CJS) of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for position of Visiting Instructor of Japanese Language. The candidate is expected to engage in teaching Japanese language courses as well as organizing the Centre’s student activities. The initial appointment is up to 10 months with a possibility of a second contract (10-month contract) upon mutual agreement.


Applicants should have a Master’s degree in the field of Japanese Linguistics, Japanese Education, Japanese Literature, or Japanese Culture from an accredited program and some experience and/or qualifications in teaching Japanese language to non-native students. Applicants should have their degree in hand upon application. The successful candidates also need to possess excellent organizational abilities, strong communication skills, and effective leadership qualities. Excellent command of Japanese language is expected. Ability to speak Chinese (Putonghua or Cantonese) may be an advantage, but more important are abilities to work well with a multicultural staff. Academic research and publication are not required for this position.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2024.


A taxable monthly remuneration starting from MOP25,480 (approximately USD3,145) 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.

Application Procedure

Applicants should visit for more details and apply ONLINE. The application should include 1) a cover letter and a curriculum vitae; 2) 3 recommendation letters; 3) a teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and sample teaching materials; 4) institutional-administered teaching evaluations of recent two years (if any); 5) academic certificates and 6) graduate transcripts. 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

Website:; Email:

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**





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