Full / Associate / Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Literature

Macau, China
06 Apr 2023
30 Jul 2023
Fixed Term
Full Time

(Ref. No.: FAH/DCHI/IAS/FAP/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 Department of Chinese Language and Literature of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (FAH) invites applications for the position of Full/Associate/Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Literature. We are seeking candidates with qualifications and willingness to excel in teaching, conduct impactful research, and provide service to the Department and the University. The candidate should be prepared to work for editing and publishing for the academic journal “South China Quarterly” led by the Institute of the Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (IAS).

Department of Chinese Language and Literature

The Department of Chinese Language and Literature is one of the oldest and strongest departments at the University of Macau. The streams of Chinese Literature and Chinese Linguistics are identified as key development disciplines by the university. Our faculty showcase areas of expertise nearly in all fields of Chinese Literature and Chinese Linguistics and obtain doctoral degrees from highly-renowned universities around the world. The Department offers an undergraduate degree in Chinese Language and Literature. At the graduate level the Department hosts two MA programmes in (i) Chinese Linguistics and (ii) Chinese Literature. The Department offers PhD degrees in either (a) Linguistics (Chinese) or (b) Literary Studies (Chinese).

Institute of the Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences

The Institute of the Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences is an academic unit established under the University of Macau with the aim of building a university-level, cross-faculty research platform to help the UM develop world-class inter-disciplinary research teams in humanities and social sciences. The Institutes organizes academic events and activities for promoting exchange and collaboration. It houses an editorial team for publishing the academic journal “South China Quarterly”, which is an interdisciplinary journal focusing on humanities and social sciences.

For more information of the above academic units, please refer to their websites below:


Candidates must have a PhD degree in Chinese Language and Literature or related areas. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience at the tertiary education institutions, sustainable research outcomes, and a commitment to provide service to the Department and the University. The successful candidate is expected to serve as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of South China Quarterly and manage the production of the publication according to the university’s development direction. Extensive connection with the editorial circles or bodies would be desirable.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in 2023 or as soon as possible.


A taxable annual remuneration starting 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: https://career.admo.um.edu.mo/learn-more/.

Application Procedure

Applicants should visit https://career.admo.um.edu.mo/ for more details, and apply ONLINE. Review of applications will commence upon receiving applications 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: https://career.admo.um.edu.mo/;
Email: vacancy@um.edu.mo
Tel: +853 8822 8574;
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. Applicants with less qualification and experience can be offered lower positions under special circumstances.

***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**