Senior Instructor/Instructor of English

University of Macau
Macau (MO)
A taxable annual remuneration starting from MOP541,450 (approximately USD66,850)
Closing date
Dec 29, 2021

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Senior Instructor/Instructor of English

(Ref. No.: FAH/ELC/SII/09/2021)


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 English Language Centre (ELC) of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for the positions of Senior Instructor/Instructor of English. The ELC is committed to empowering students to succeed in University studies and in life by engaging them in English, academic, and global skills learning. The ELC seeks to achieve its goals through the provision of courses in English for academic purposes, a writing centre, co-curricular language learning activities, and organizing summer programmes for pre-sessional students.


Applicants must possess a Master’s degree in TESOL/TEFL/ELT (or closely related fields in English Education or Applied English Linguistics with pedagogy training). Applicants should have extensive EAP/ESP teaching experience at the tertiary level or equivalent, preferably teaching EFL/ESL students in English-medium higher education context. The candidates should demonstrate experience in (1) curriculum and material development in teaching English for academic purposes (four skills, grammar and vocabulary, academic skills and strategies), and in (2) technology-enhanced classroom learning as well as developing e-learning exercises. Updated knowledge and experience in current pedagogy, assessment, programme planning, and activity organization will be an advantage. 

The successful candidates should possess the following abilities: effective ELT pedagogy in student-centred approaches, strong ability to build rapport with and motivate students, organizational skills, communication skills, collegiality, teamwork, and leadership skills. Excellent command of English is expected. The ability to speak Chinese is not required. The candidate is expected to engage in the Centre’s committee works and projects, and provide professional services to the University and the community. Academic research and publication are not required for the positions, but a specific pedagogy-oriented research interest/agenda is welcome. The appointed instructor(s) is expected to rotate and teach in the summer programme during the student summer recess period.

The selected candidate(s) is expected to assume duty on the 1st of August 2022.

Position and Remuneration

A taxable annual remuneration starting from MOP541,450 (approximately USD66,850) will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s 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 on or before the 31st of December 2021. The application should include 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae with names and contacts of 3 referees, one of the referees should be from a current or recent employment (only referees of shortlisted candidates will be contacted); 3) a teaching portfolio that includes (a) a statement of teaching philosophy, (b) a record of institutional-administered teaching evaluations/student feedbacks, and (c) samples of lesson plan and teaching material created by the candidate. 4) academic certificates and transcripts. 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 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**

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