Associate / Assistant Professor of Linguistics University of Macau (UM)

Associate / Assistant Professor of Linguistics
University of Macau (UM)


  • Dec. 12, 2016
  • Associate / Assistant Professor of Linguistics
  • Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • University of Macau (UM)

    Macau, Macau

  • Feb. 15, 2017
  • August 2017
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Linguistics

Associate / Assistant Professor of Linguistics
(Reference No.: FAH/ENGL/12/2016)
Academic Position

The University of Macau (UM) is the flagship public university in Macao, which gives it a unique advantage when pursuing the goal of becoming a world-class university with regional characteristics. English is its working language. In recent years, the university has made great progress in various areas, gaining increasing international recognition for its teaching, research, and community service. To better support higher education development in Macao and to meet society’s ever-increasing demand for high-quality professionals, the university relocated in August 2014 to a new campus of approximately 1.09 square kilometres. With a state-of-the-art campus, the implementation of Asia’s largest residential college system, the establishment of new faculties and well-equipped laboratories, the increasing numbers of students and faculty members recruited from around the world, UM possesses great potential and provides exciting new possibilities for professional development.

The Department of English of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for the position of Associate / Assistant Professor of Linguistics.

The Department of English is an established and distinguished multinational, scholarly community. The Department offers an undergraduate degree in English Studies focusing on Linguistics and Literary Studies, as well as a Minor programme in Translation Studies. At the postgraduate level the Department offers an MA in English Studies, an MA in Translation Studies and a new MA in Second Language Acquisition (delivered with the Departments of Portuguese and Chinese). There are two PhD areas in (i) English Linguistics and (ii) English Literary Studies. The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is home to the Centre for Studies in Translation, Interpreting and Cognition (, and a state-of-the-art Cognitive Laboratory. The Department of English aims to recruit staff who will collaborate in research and teaching in the areas of cognition, translation and/or language acquisition.

The successful applicant will have a PhD degree in Linguistics or Translation/Interpreting Studies, and will preferably have a background in computer programming and statistics. The applicant should have teaching experience at tertiary-level institutions and a record of quality research publications. Preference will be given to applicants who have a research specialisation in psycholinguistics and/or neurolinguistics, and experience in studying language processing and/or translation/interpreting using instruments such as eye-tracker, key-logging, EEG, etc. Proficiency in Chinese is also a considerable advantage. The appointee will be expected to teach undergraduate and MA courses, and to supervise students at MA and PhD levels. The appointee will also be required to continue to publish research in quality publications, such as international, indexed scholarly journals.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2017.

Position and Remuneration
Remuneration and appointment rank offered will be competitive and commensurate with the successful applicants’ academic qualification, current position and 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 at Jobs@UM ( (Ref. No.: FAH/ENGL/12/2016). When applying, please upload a cover letter, a current CV (with English translations wherever relevant) and a writing sample (i.e. ‘Research Work/Publication’). Other documents may be submitted as needed or as available. Review of applications will commence on 15 February 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants may consider their applications not successful if they were not invited for an interview within 3 months of application.

Human Resources Office
University of Macau, Av. da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China
Website:; Email:
Tel: +853 8822 8553; 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**


Contact Information

  • Human Resources Office
    University of Macau (UM)
    University of Macau, Av. Da Universidade, Taipa
  • +853 8822 8553
  • +853 8822 2412