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Head of the Department of Portuguese

University of Macau - Faculty of Arts and Humanities

(Ref. No.: FAH/DPT/HOD/01/2021)

The University of Macau (UM) is the only public comprehensive university in Macao. Leveraging this unique advantage, UM aims to establish itself as a world-class university with regional characteristics. English is its working language. In recent years, UM has seen a significant development in and a rising international recognition for its teaching, research, and community service. It has implemented a unique ‘4-in-1’ education model that integrates discipline-specific education, general education, research and internship education, and community and peer education. Combining this model with the largest residential college system in Asia, UM provides all-round education to students. In addition, it recruits outstanding scholars from around the world to create a multilingual and multicultural learning environment for students. With the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and the new initiatives of the university to boost cutting-edge research and interdisciplinary programmes, UM embraces unprecedented opportunities for development, and offers bright career prospect to professionals in different areas.

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for the position of Head of the Department of Portuguese.

The Department of Portuguese is an established and lively scholarly community that includes speakers of European Portuguese, Brazilian and other varieties of Portuguese. At the undergraduate level, the Department offers a bachelor’s degree programme focusing on Portuguese as a Foreign Language with selected courses in interpretation and translation, foreign language pedagogy, literary studies and history. The Department also provides Portuguese language courses for the Faculty of Law and elective courses in Portuguese as a foreign language for students from all faculties of the University. At the postgraduate level, the Department offers two MA programmes, namely MA in Portuguese Language and Intercultural Studies (with specializations in Literary and Cultural Studies and Applied Linguistics) and MA in Translation Studies (Portuguese-Chinese), and two PhD programmes, namely PhD in Applied Linguistics (Portuguese) and PhD in Literary and Intercultural Studies (Portuguese).

Qualifications  

The successful applicant will have

  • A PhD in literature in Portuguese, Intercultural Studies, Translation or Applied Linguistics in a related area of Portuguese Studies.
  • Demonstrable competence in departmental management, planning and communication, and the ability to play a leadership role in the Department.
  • An outstanding record of internationally recognized research and scholarship.
  • Experience and success in supervising postgraduate students and a proven track record of excellence in teaching.
  • High level fluency in Portuguese and the experience in teaching the above-mentioned subjects.
  • A good command of English or Chinese.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2021.

Remuneration  

Remuneration and appointment rank offered will be competitive and 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://www.um.edu.mo/admo/vacancy_faq/ 

Application Procedure

Applicants should visit https://career.admo.um.edu.mo/ for more details, and apply ONLINE. Review of applications will commence from 8 February 2021 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 8589; 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**

Location: Taipa - Macao
Salary: Remuneration and appointment rank offered will be competitive and commensurate
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th January 2021
Expires: 12th March 2021
Job Ref: FAH/DPT/HOD/01/2021
   
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