The University of Macau (UM) is an internationalized public comprehensive university in the Macao Special Administrative Region (MSAR) located at the west bank of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA). The GBA is rapidly developing into one of the leading technology and innovation hubs of the world. UM is placed in 201-250 bracket in the THE World University Rankings and placed No. 304 in the QS World University Rankings in 2022. With a scenic campus of approximately 1 km2 on Hengqin island, UM has achieved significant progress in the past decade as evidenced by its rising international repute, state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, and the establishment of three State Key Laboratories in microelectronics, Chinese medical sciences, and internet of things for smart city. To support economic diversification of MSAR and deepen collaboration between MSAR and Guangdong Province in Hengqin island, UM will continue to invest in cutting-edge research and develop interdisciplinary programmes in key strategic areas including precision oncology, advanced materials, regional oceanography, artificial intelligence and robotics, data science, cognitive and brain science and economics and finance. Leveraging its ‘4-in-1’ model of education and the largest residential college system in Asia, UM provides all-round undergraduate education, nurturing talent to support social and economic development in MSAR and the GBA as a whole. With unprecedented growth and opportunities for development, UM offers promising career prospects to academics at all levels. It may be noted that English is the working language and the primary medium of instruction at UM.
The English Language Centre (ELC) of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (FAH) invites applications for the position of Visiting Instructor (English Language Learning Support). The initial appointment is for 12 months with a possibility of a second contract upon mutual agreement.
The Visiting Instructors (English Language Learning Support) work together with instructors to support the ELC mission of empowering students to succeed in University studies and in life by engaging them in English, academic, and global skills learning. They work mainly in the ELC English Writing and Communication Centre and the English Co-curricular Activity Committee. Both are essential arms of the ELC in providing English language learning support for UM students. The main tasks of the Visiting Instructor (English Language Learning Support) include: a) conducting one-on-one English writing and speaking tutorial sessions; b) organizing and implementing creative educational activities and workshops for students; c) providing support to ELC instructors in the Summer English Programme for pre-sessional students and in regular semesters as needed; d) organizing events and activities in UM Open Day, FAH Language & Culture Day, ELC English Festival, etc.
Applicants should have a Master’s degree from an accredited programme. Excellent command of English is expected. Candidates with qualifications in English Education, ELT/TEFL/TESOL, English Studies, or Applied Linguistics are preferred. Experience in tutoring/teaching and learning activity/event organization is an advantage.
The successful candidates should possess the following characteristics: a strong desire to support and nurture students, conscientiousness and self-motivated, the ability to build rapport, engage and motivate students, innovative and creative, resourceful and problem-solving, outstanding communication and organisational skills and an eye for details, skilled at working independently and within a team. Skills in IT, social media content creation and promotion, and creative digital multi-media would be an advantage.
The selected candidate is expected to assume duty on August 1st, 2023.
The taxable monthly salary level shall be determined according to the appointee’s academic qualifications and professional experience starting from MOP17,403 (USD1 approx. =MOP8). Basic medical benefits are also available at a low cost.
The current local maximum income tax rate is 12% but is effectively around 5%-7% after various discretionary exemptions.
Applicants should visit https://career.admo.um.edu.mo/ for more details and apply ONLINE. The application should include 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae 3) 3 letters of recommendation, one of the referees should be from current or recent employment if applicable; 4) a sample proposal of University-level English Language learning activity/workshop and teaching material created by the candidate; 5) academic certificates and transcripts. Applications received by March 31st, 2023 will be given full consideration. 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
Tel: +853 8822 8699; Fax: +853 8822 2412
The University of Macau reserves the right not to appoint a candidate.
***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**