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Senior Instructor/Instructor in Philosophy

Employer
University of Macau
Location
Macau (MO)
Salary
A taxable annual remuneration starting from MOP541,450 (approximately USD66,840)
Posted Date
Jul 22, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Philosophy
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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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. 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 Philosophy and Religious Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for the position of Senior Instructor or Instructor in Philosophy. The successful applicant will primarily be assigned to teach undergraduate philosophy courses in UM’s General Education programme. The area of specialism is Ethics, with a broad focus on moral values and ethical theories. Familiarity with traditional religious approaches to moral values and values in Asian philosophical traditions would be an advantage. The standard teaching load for an Instructor or Senior Instructor is 5/5. Instructors and Senior Instructors are expected to contribute to the student-related activities of the department. Academic research and publications are not required for this position.

 

 

 

The academic staff of UM’s Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies comprise an international team of renowned and innovative senior and junior scholars. The department participates actively in the University-wide General Education programme and offers PhD supervision across the range of the department’s expertise in both Eastern and Western philosophical and religious traditions and methodologies.

 

 

 

Qualifications

 

Applicant must possess an MA degree in Philosophy or a closely related discipline although a PhD degree in a relevant area is highly preferable. Applicants should also have an excellent record of teaching experience at university level, commensurate with their career stage. Fluency in English is expected and fluency in Chinese would be an advantage.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Remuneration

 

A taxable annual remuneration starting from MOP541,450 (approximately USD66,840) 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: https://career.admo.um.edu.mo/learn-more/.

 

 

 

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. 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 8578;  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.


***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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