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Associate / Assistant Professor of English Linguistics

University of Macau
Macau, China

(Ref. No.: FAH/DENG/AAP/EL/09/2023)

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. 254 in the QS World University Rankings. 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 residential college system, 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 Department of English of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (FAH) invites applications for the position of Associate/ Assistant Professor of English Linguistics with expertise in computational linguistics and training in formal linguistics. Subfield specialisations might include any formal or applied areas of linguistics. In addition to offering courses within the BA and MA programmes in English Studies, the successful candidate will develop and teach courses in MSc in Computational Linguistics (offered jointly with computer scientists) and supervise research projects within the programme. Research and teaching experience in corpus linguistics, natural language processing and/or digital humanities is preferred.

The Department of English is an established and distinguished multinational, scholarly community. The Department offers an undergraduate degree in English Studies (focusing simultaneously on literary studies and linguistics), as well as elective courses in translation studies. At the graduate level the Department hosts two MA programmes in (i) English Studies and (ii) Translation and PhD degrees in either (a) Literary Studies or (b) Linguistics. FAH is home to both the Centre for Linguistics <> and the Centre for Studies of Translation, Interpreting and Cognition <>. The Department of English actively offers courses in the Computational Linguistics specialisation of the Programme of MSc in Data Science offered by the Institute of Collaborative Innovation <>.


The successful candidate should have a PhD in Linguistics or related areas, teaching experience at the tertiary level (particularly for the application of Associate Professor), and a record of research appropriate to the rank of Associate/Assistant Professor. Applicants should be able to demonstrate competence in teaching, promising potential publication, a willingness to provide service to the University and the Department of English, and an interest in the English language in Asian contexts. Candidates with quality research publications and teaching experience in computational linguistics are particularly welcome.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2024.


A taxable annual remuneration starting from MOP828,100 (approximately USD102,230)  will be 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:

Application Procedure

Applicants should visit for more details, and apply ONLINE. Review of applications will commence in Oct 2023 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



Tel: +853 8822 8699;

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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