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Full / Associate / Assistant Professor of Linguistics in English (Language and Technology)
University of Macau (UM)

  • Sep. 25, 2017
  • Full / Associate / Assistant Professor of Linguistics in English (Language and Technology)
  • Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • University of Macau (UM)
  • Open until filled
  • Jan. 1, 2018
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Linguistics
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Full / Associate / Assistant Professor of Linguistics in English (Language and Technology)

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 Linguistics in English, preferably specializing in Language and Technology (in particular, Corpus Linguistics or technology
in teaching, learning or assessment) AND Quantitative Research Methods.

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 also contributes courses to
a General Education programme. The Department of English aims to recruit staff who will ideally be able to teach and research in the
developing areas of Language and Technology.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Linguistics or another related area, teaching experience at tertiary institutions and a track
record of quality research publications appropriate to any of the ranks of the Full / Associate / Assistant Professors. Applicants for the
position should be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching at tertiary level, outstanding research potential, a willingness to provide
service to the University, and an interest in English in the Asian context. Candidates with quality research publications and teaching
experience in Language and Technology (in particular, Corpus Linguistics or technology in teaching, learning or assessment) AND
Quantitative Research Methods 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/LT/09/2017). 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:
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
***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

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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