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Full / Associate / Assistant Professor of Literature in English
University of Macau (UM)

  • Sep. 25, 2017
  • Full / Associate / Assistant Professor of Literature in English
  • Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • University of Macau (UM)
    Macau, Macau
  • Open until filled
  • Jan. 1, 2018
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Literature - Comparative
    Literature - General
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The University of Macau (UMacau) 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, UMacau 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 Full / Associate / Assistant Professor of
Literature in English, preferably specializing in contemporary English-language literature of the Asian Diaspora.

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 Literary Studies and (ii) English Linguistics. 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 ideally be able to teach and research in the developing areas of
Asian Diaspora Literatures in English. Qualifications in creative writing, and a background in creative-writing teaching, will be desirable. The
Department also contributes courses to a General Education programme.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in English Literature or another related area, teaching experience at tertiary institutions and a track record
of quality research publications appropriate to the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants for the position should be able to demonstrate excellence
in teaching at tertiary level, outstanding research potential and a willingness to provide service to the University. Candidates with quality research
publications in Asian Diaspora Literatures in English will be preferred, and a secondary interest in teaching or developing Creative Writing courses
will be particularly welcome.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in as early as January 2018.

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 Career@UM
( (Ref. No.: FAH/FAP/ENGL/08/2017). 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 in end of September 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 Section, Office of Administration
University of Macau, Av. da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China
Website:; Email: vacancy@uma

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Human Resources Section, Office of Administration
    University of Macau (UM)
    University of Macau, Av. Da Universidade, Taipa, M

  • +853 8822 8553
  • +853 8822 2412


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