Instructor / Senior Instructor of Portuguese
University of Macau

Instructor / Senior Instructor of Portuguese


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 Portuguese of the Faculty of Arts and Humanitiesinvites applications for the position of Instructor / Senior Instructor of Portuguese.


The Department of Portuguese is an established and distinguished scholarly community that includes speakers of European, Brazilian and other varieties of Portuguese language. The department offers an undergraduate degree in Portuguese Studies concentrating on Portuguese as a Foreign Language with selected courses in interpretation and translation, foreign language, pedagogy, literary studies and history. At the undergraduate level the Department also teaches Portuguese language elective courses in Portuguese as a foreign language to students from all faculties of the University. At the postgraduate level the Department offers an MA in Portuguese Language and Culture (with specialization in Applied Linguistics and Literary and Cultural Studies), an MA in Translation Studies, and Second Language Acquisition, and two PhD areas in (i) Applied Linguistics and (ii) Literary and Intercultural Studies.

Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in Linguistics, Translation Studies, and Teaching of Portuguese as a Foreign Language or in a relevant related area. Bilingual applicants in Portuguese and Chinese languages with experience teaching university–level courses are especially welcome. Applicants should have native or near-native fluency in the Portuguese language. A good command of English language is highly desirable.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2017.


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 more details, and apply ONLINE at Jobs@UM ( (Ref. No.: FAH/DPORT/SI/01/2017). Whenapplying,please uploadacoverletter,acurrentCV(with Englishtranslationswhereverrelevant)andawritingsample(i.e.'ResearchWork/Publication').Review of applications will commence on 15 February 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 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**

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