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Teaching Fellows of English Language

University of Macau - Faculty of Arts and Humanities

The University of Macau (UM) is the flagship public university in Macao, which gives it a unique advantage in pursuing the goal of becoming a world-class university with regional characteristics. English is the working language. In recent years, UM has made significant progress and has gained 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, UM in 2014 relocated to the current campus which covers approximately 1.09 km2. The large campus, the implementation of Asia’s largest residential college system, the unique ‘4-in-1’ education model combine to provide a multifaceted education to students to help them achieve well-rounded development. In addition to adopting a governance and management system in line with international standards and practices, UM recruits outstanding scholars worldwide to create a multilingual and multicultural learning environment for students. Recently, UM has appointed a world renowned scholar as Rector to lead the University in its next stage of development. With the new Rector’s rich experience in higher education management and global vision, as well as the new developments and initiatives of the University, UM is faced with unprecedented opportunities and provides exciting new possibilities for professional development.

The English Language Centre (ELC) of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities is seeking qualified individuals for anticipated positions as “Teaching Fellow.” The purpose of the teaching fellow program is to provide recent Master's degree graduates in TESL/TEFL (or closely related fields such as Second Language Acquisition or Applied Linguistics) with: a) full-time teaching experience; b) the opportunity to work with faculty and the ELC on special projects in an area of professional interest or expertise (e.g. IT, writing, materials design) and c) engagement in language and cultural exchange.


Applicants should have a Master’s degree in one of the fields noted above from an accredited program and some experience and/or qualifications in teaching English to tertiary multilingual students. Applicants should have their degree in hand upon application.

The successful candidates also need to possess excellent organizational abilities, communication skills, and leadership qualities. Ability to speak Chinese (Putonghua or Cantonese) may be an advantage, but more important are abilities to work well with a multicultural staff and desire to learn and explore Macao culture. The candidate should also be willing to provide out-of-class activities to students in English as required.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty on 1 August 2019.

Position and Remuneration

The position offered and taxable salary level shall be determined according to the appointee's academic qualifications, current position, and professional experience.

Teaching Fellow: MOP20,480 – 28,670 (USD1 approx. =MOP8) Teaching duty is required.

*10-month appointment with possibility of a second 10-month contract upon mutual agreement.

Application Procedure

Applicants should visit for more details, and apply ONLINE. Applications submitted via Career@UM by 13 February, 2019 will be given full consideration. The application should include 1) a cover letter and an updated English curriculum vitae; 2) at least 3 recommendation letters; 3) teaching evaluations of recent two years (if any); 4) academic certificates and 5) graduate transcripts. Applicants who have applied before are welcome to re-apply. 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 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**

Salary: MOP20,480 to MOP28,670
£1,932.17 to £2,704.85 converted salary*
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th January 2019
Closes: 13th February 2019
Job Ref: FAH/ELC/TF/12/2018
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