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Tuesday, 11 October 2011 20:59

Full Professor in Translation Studies, Macau University, China

Full Professor - Translation Studies

Academic Position at the University of Macau, China


The University of Macau is a leading higher educational institution in Macao and is making strides towards becoming internationally recognized for its excellence in teaching, research and service to the community. The University is growing rapidly with a number of new strategic initiatives including the relocation to a new campus. The new campus will be 20 times larger than the present one with a projected increase of 40% in student intake and faculty size. English is the University’s working language.

The Department of English is an expanding and lively scholarly community with a strong international profile comprising 3 fields of interest: linguistics, literature and translation studies. In addition to its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in English, the department offers a new Minor programme in Translation, and a successful MA in Translation Studies, as well as PhD studies in English Linguistics including Translation Studies.

It now wishes to complement recent appointments in Linguistics and Literature by making a senior appointment in Translation Studies at Full Professor level. The successful candidate will be expected to teach across the programmes in Translation Studies, and to supervise research at both MA and PhD levels. Candidates are expected to be eminent and internationally recognized scholars in Translation Studies, preferably with expertise in Chinese-English translation, and with an outstanding research record in both the theory and practice of translation. They should have extensive knowledge in any one or more of the following areas: Translation/Interpretation, Translation Theories, Translation Pedagogy, History of Translation, Gender and Translation, Translation Quality Assessment, Legal Translation, and Cultural Approaches to Translation Studies. The successful appointee will be expected to provide academic leadership in research and teaching, and to contribute to the administration and management of the programmes.

Applicants must hold a PhD degree in Linguistics/Translation Studies, or in related areas. They should be experienced and successful university teachers, particularly gifted in supervising graduate students, and have a distinguished record of research and publication at an international level. Experience of academic management at the tertiary level, with a proven capacity for leadership, will be an advantage.

To discover more about the post, interested candidates may contact the Head of the Department, Chair Professor Martin Montgomery, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Subject Leader in Translation Studies, Professor Zhang Meifang, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2012.

Remuneration and appointment rank offered will be competitive and commensurate with the successful applicant’s academic qualification, current position and professional experience. The current local maximum income tax rate is 12%, while after various discretionary exemptions the effective income tax rate has been around 5% - 7%.

Review of applications will commence from 21 October 2011 and continue until the post is filled. Potential applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early for consideration.


Application Procedure

Application should include a current curriculum vitae in English.

Applicants should visit for more details and apply online at (

More information:

Human Resources Office, University of Macau, Av. Padre Tomás Pereira, Taipa, Macau,
Website:, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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