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Visiting Instructor of History

University of Macau

Job Description

Visiting Instructor of History

(Ref. No.: FAH/DHIST/VI/03/2023)

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. 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 Department of History of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for a ten-month contract in the position of Visiting Instructor of History. Areas of specialization are open, but preference will be given to applicants with teaching experience in the history of mainland China and Macau, which is relevant for the course “Macau and Chinese Civilization”. This course is a component of the University’s General Education programme. Ability to teach this course in both English and Chinese languages will be an asset. The Department of History, which offers Bachelor, Master, and PhD programmes in History, has a diverse student body drawn from Macao, mainland China, and other parts of the world.


Applicant must possess an MA degree in History or a closely related discipline although a PhD degree in a relevant area is highly preferable. Applicants should have extensive experience teaching history at university level. Applicants should be able to teach in both English and Chinese languages, especially to teach general education courses.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in January 2024 oras early as August 2023.


A taxable salary starting from MOP38,675 (approximately USD4,770) 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.

Application Procedure

Applicants should visit https://career.admo.um.edu.mo/ for more details and apply ONLINE. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. A letter of application stating teaching interests, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations and three letters of recommendation should be submitted online. 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 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***

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