Job Opening: Japanese Studies, Full Professor, University of Macau

job opening - 5Institution:       University of Macau, The Centre for Japanese Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Location:          Macau
Position:          Full Professor of Japanese Studies

The University of Macau is the leading higher education institution in Macao, with English as its working language. In recent years, the University has been making great progress towards becoming internationally recognized for its excellence in teaching, research and service. With the beautiful new campus (20 times larger than the old one) becoming fully operational recently, the launch of Asia’s largest residential college system, the establishment of new schools, and the increasing numbers of students and faculty members recruited from around the world, UM provides great potential and exciting new possibilities for growth and development.

The Centre for Japanese Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for the position of Professor of Japanese Studies.

The Centre for Japanese Studies is an established and lively scholarly community with a strong international tradition for the teaching of Japanese language. In addition to its undergraduate BA programme in Japanese Studies, the Centre offers an undergraduate Minor in Japanese Studies, as well as possible PhD supervision across the range of the department’s expertise. The Centre has particular strengths in Japanese linguistics and anthropological approaches to Asian studies. In addition to undergraduate language teaching graduate-level teaching and supervision may be expected within Japanese Studies or related areas.


Applicants must hold a PhD in Japanese Studies or in a related area. Applicants should have an excellent record of tertiary teaching and supervision experience and a distinguished record of research and publication at an international level. Academic specialization is open. Applicants should have native or near-native fluency in Japanese along with extensive experience teaching Japanese as a second/foreign language. A good command of English is also preferred. Applicants with administrative experience are especially welcome.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2015.

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 for more details, and apply ONLINE at Jobs@UM( (Ref. No.: FAH/PJS/08/2015). Review of applications will commence on 1st December 2014 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.

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***


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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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