1. About Macao SAR
2. What is the career path for academic staff at IFT?
3. If employed as Visiting/Invited Assistant Professor, can I be promoted to Assistant Professor or Professor after fulfilling the relevant requirements? 
4. What are the duties of the academic staff? 
5. If I am not a Macao resident, can I work in IFT? 
6. What documents do I need to submit to the Institute for employment purpose?
7. If employed, is it possible for me to apply stay permit for my family members?
8. Can my local authorities certify photocopies of my credentials?
9. What is the spoken language in Macao SAR?
10.What sort of accommodation is available and approximately, how much does accommodation cost per month?
11. I need your advice to rent a suitable house, what should I do?
12. What benefits will IFT offer me once I am employed?
13. How can a non-local staff set up a bank account in Macao SAR?
14. If employed, do I need to declare my assets and interests?

1. About Macao SAR

  • Location & Area 
      • Macao Special Administrative Region is a part of China's territory. It is situated on the southeast coast of China to the western bank of Pearl River Delta. It locates 60km far away from Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and 145km from the city of Guangzhou.
      • The Macao Special Administrative Region is composed of Macao Peninsula, Taipa Island and Coloane Island. The total area is 29.2sq.km.
      • For details: http://www.dscc.gov.mo/dscc/engl/newlocation.htm
  • Time 
      • Macau is eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time 
  • Language 
      • The two official languages of Macao are Chinese and Portuguese. The official languages are used in government departments in all official documents and communications. Meanwhile, Cantonese and Mandarin are widely spoken and English is generally used in trade, tourism and commerce. 
  • Climate    
      • Macao located at the west bank of Pearl River Delta in South China, is the intersection of Mainland China Sea. It is also located at the south of tropic of Cancer. The winds directions in winter and summer are opposite. Therefore, Macao is in the monsoon region and from the climate classification is considered mild and rainy in summer. The most comfortable period begins from the middle of October to December.
      • For details: http://www.smg.gov.mo


2. What is the career path for academic staff at IFT?
The career path for academic staff at IFT follows the Portuguese polytechnic system and is shown below. There are 7 scales within the Assistant Professor (Professor Adjunto) level and the Professor (Professor Coordenador) level. It normally takes 2 or 4 years before one progresses to a higher scale. Promotion depends on merit (academic and research quality, and contribution to the Institute and community), not just on seniority but also the needs of the Institute. Once an assistant professor reaches scale 7, it may take another 2-3 years (again depending on merit more than seniority) to progress to Professor (scale 1). A panel will be convened to evaluate the application for promotion to Assistant Professor and Professor. The maximum remuneration a professor (scale 7) gets is MOP85,490 per month for 14 months, subject to a progressive tax rate of 7% - 12%.

 


For the post of professor, a PhD degree in the relevant area, solid academic experience at the tertiary level and a reputable track record of research are expected. For the post of assistant professor, a PhD degree in a relevant area and substantial academic experience at the tertiary level are preferred. For the post of lecturer, a Master degree in a relevant area is preferred.

  Exchange rate: USD1 ≈ MOP8

Group of staff

Categories

Monthly Taxable Remuneration (MOP$)

1.°2.°3.°4.°5.°6.°7.°8.°9.°10.°
Faculty member

Professor*1

63,910

67,230

70,550

73,870

77,190

 81,34085,490    

Assistant Professor*1

44,820

47,310

49,800

52,290

54,78058,930 63,080    

Lecturer*1

35,690

37,765

39,840

 42,33044,820      

Teaching Assistant*1

29,050

30,710

        

Instructor*1

26,560

27,390

29,050

31,125

33,200

34,860

36,520

38,180

40,255

42,330

*1 A minimum of the following number of years of actual service is required before each progression can be made on the scale index:   

Categories/
Scale promotion:

Fm scale
1 to 2
Fm scale
2 to 3 
Fm scale
3 to 4
Fm scale
4 to 5
Fm scale
5 to 6 
Fm scale
 6 to 7  
Fm scale 7 to 8
Fm scale 8 to 9
Fm scale 9 to 10

 

No. of years of actual service: 

Professor 

2

2

2

4

--

Assistant Professor

2

2

2

2

4

4

--

Lecturer

2

2

4

4

--

 --

-- 

Teaching Assistant

2

--

 --

-- 

 --

 --

-- 

Instructor

2

3

3

4

4

5

 

3. If employed as Visiting/Invited Assistant Professor, can I be promoted to Assistant Professor or Professor after fulfilling the relevant requirements?
No, it is because the positions of Assistant Professor and Visiting/Invited Assistant Professor are governed by different systems according to our rules although both positions are full-time and carry the same remuneration. If a Visiting/Invited Assistant Professor would like to apply for the position of Assistant Professor or Professor, s/he will have to participate in another round of open recruitment for the position of Assistant Professor or Professor on condition that there are vacancies in our Institute.  The above also applies to the case of Visiting/Invited Professor when applying to become Professor.

4. What are the duties of the academic staff? 
General duties of academic staff
a) To take part in academic work as assigned;
b) To provide teaching assistance and advice;
c) To reply to academic questions put forward by students;
d) To carry out scientific research and other suchlike work, both individually and as a member of a team, within the scope of IFT duties;
e) To take part in administrative, academic or managerial work as needed by everyday activities or as required by the directors of academic or training units, or to provide services to society within or outside IFT.

Duties of Professors
a) To prepare the plan, to coordinate and direct the theoretical studies or theoretical practice or practice classes related to the relevant or the scientific and technological field;
b) To teach the curriculum subject as set by IFT and be in charge of directing seminars;
c) To enhance the further development and renovation of the teaching methods by means of adopting completely new technologies;
d) To prepare scientific research and development projects and direct any work arising therefrom;
e) To coordinate and direct the activities of the staff employed in the ranks of teaching, graduate and research assistants, lecturers, monitors, as well as those of the scientific and technological research team and the development team, related to the learning process or the technological field;
f) To help formulate IFT academic, teaching and technological policies; and to ensure the implementation of these policies.

Duties of Assistant Professors
a) To teach the curriculum subject as set by IFT;
b) To direct, manage and follow various practice classes, seminars and other work of academic and technological nature;
c) To develop and organize practical science and research events, as well as experimental development events, according to pre-defined general principles;
d) To direct and evaluate the performance of lecturers and teaching assistants;
e) To prepare and develop continuous educational work;
f) To help formulate IFT teaching and technological policies; and to ensure the implementation of the policies.

Duties of Lecturers
a) The lecturer, under the direction of a professor, shall be responsible for implementing and developing the plan related to scientific research and teaching activities and also responsible for assisting the teaching assistant in studying the teaching and research methods and relevant techniques;
b) The teaching assistant, under the direction of a professor, shall be responsible for performing any work related to teaching, academic and technical activities at the preliminary training stage in relevant fields.

Duties of Instructors
a) Formulating and implementing the training plan of theoretical and practical nature within the scope of their technological profession;
b) Organizing, supervising and ensuring the implementation of IFT activities in the training units so that students are inspired to perform to their best abilities in the fields of their respective technological subjects and professions;
c) Assisting in IFT administrative management;
d) Taking part in collective work, retraining programme, professional technical practice or teaching technical practice, organized in Macao and other places.

5. If I am not a Macao resident, can I work in IFT?
Even though you are not a Macao resident, you can still work in IFT but you will need a work permit. IFT will assist you to apply for a work permit and this is subjected to the approval from the concerned authorities.


6. What documents do I need to submit to the Institute for employment purpose?

For Overseas Candidates:

    • Certified true copy(ies) of your valid ID card and passport;
    • Certified true copy(ies) of all certificates, diplomas, relevant transcripts or other documents that meet the requirements of the applied position and also other documents that can enrich your educational and professional profile
    • Updated CV (signed and dated);
    • Service certificates issued by your current/former employers for the current/past working experience;
    • Fill and sign the “Declaration of Capability of Holding a Post” (official Chinese & Portuguese form) (translated English form for reference)
    • Health certificate (incl. CXR check) with official chop and signature, issued by registered doctor or hospital in your living place with purpose stating that you are physically and mentally fit for holding academic and administrative positions;
    • Certificate of Criminal Record with official chop and signature, issued by appropriate government body of (1) Your living place & (2) Place of origin. If the certificate is not written in Chinese/Portuguese/English, an additional official English translated version of the certificate provided by appropriate government body is needed


Moreover, the Institute needs to apply work permit for overseas candidates before their formal full-time employment date. Hence the following additional documents are needed:

    • 4 recent color photos (1.5"size, i.e., 35mm x 45mm) with white background.


* The above requirements are subject to the policy of the Immigration Services Macao SAR.


Please note that the duration for the approval procedure of work permit from the Human Resources Office Macao SAR takes 3 – 4 months.


For Local Candidates: 
 

  • Certified true copy(ies) of your valid ID card and passport;
  • Certified true copy(ies) of all certificates, diplomas or other documents that meet the requirements of the applied position and also other documents that can enrich your educational and professional profile;
  • Updated CV (signed and dated);
  • Service certificates issued by your current/former employers for the current/past working experience;
  • Fill and sign the “Declaration of Capability of Holding a Post” (official Chinese & Portuguese form) (translated English form for reference)
  • Health certificate (incl. CXR check) with official chop and signature, issued by Health Bureau Macao SAR stating that you are having conditions for holding post in government organizations;
  • Certificate of Criminal Record with official chop and signature, issued by Identification Bureau Macao SAR with a purpose stating for holding post in government organizations;
  • 2 recent color photos (1.5"size, i.e., 35mm x 45mm) with white background.


7. If employed, is it possible for me to apply stay permit for my family members?
If your spouse or children plans to stay with you in Macao, you can apply a subsidiary stay permit which is derived from your working permit for him/her/them. The subsidiary stay permit will have the same validity of stay period as your working permit but is not valid for working purpose.

As advised by the Immigration Services, it is suggested that your spouse or children come to Macao only after his/her/their stay permit is/are approved. This is because the approval procedures take time and it is not mandatory to be approved .

For application, please go to Immigration Services for details (Chinese only). For any necessary assistance, please contact IFT Human Resources colleagues.


8. Can my local authorities certify photocopies of my credentials?
Yes, they can or you may bring along the originals of the documents with you and IFT can make the certification for you.


9. What is the spoken language in Macao SAR?
The official languages in Macao are Chinese and Portuguese and the main spoken language is Cantonese while English and Portuguese are also popular in Macao.


10. What sort of accommodation is available and approximately, how much does accommodation cost per month?
With Macao’s rapid development in these few years, there is a tight supply and demand in the rental market of apartments. The rental price is comparatively high and it might not be easy to find an apartment which perfectly suits your need in a couple of days. Therefore, It is advisable to start looking for an apartment as early as possible and bring enough money for your living needs for the first few months. If you really cannot find a suitable apartment upon your arrival, you are recommended to book our Pousada de Mong-Há Educational Hotel for temporary accommodation while looking for an apartment.

There are different sorts of apartments in Macao, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom and so on. There are also villas and houses (more expensive). The rental of a decent 2-bedroom apartment can range from MOP 7,000 – 18,000 per month, depending on location and state of furnishing. Fully furnished apartments with air conditioning, cold and hot water supply and central gas within that range of rental could be found.


11. I need your advice to rent a suitable house, what should I do?
For rental information, it will involve a conflict of interest if we, as a government department, recommend you any estate agent. We can provide you the contacts of some estate agents so that you can negotiate with them directly.


12. What benefits will IFT offer me once I am employed?
You will be entitled to a wide range of welfare once you have become an academic staff of IFT. The benefits include Annual Leave Bonus, Christmas Bonus, Housing Allowance, Family Allowance, Wedding Subsidy, Birth Subsidy and Provident Fund Scheme etc. For more information on benefits and other FAQs of terms of appointment, please read the TERMS OF APPOINTMENT (ACADEMIC STAFF).


13. How can a non-local staff set up a bank account in Macao SAR?
For non-local staff, IFT will issue an employment declaration for him/her to open a bank account at the bank. Together with the IFT employment declaration, the non-local staff also needs to present his/her passport as well as living address documents (eg. Lease agreement with water bill or electricity bill ) to the bank for opening the account.

For the purpose of IFT payroll, the bank account must be either the Bank of China (BOC) or the Banco Nacional Ultramarino (BNU).


14. If employed, do I need to declare my assets and interests?
Yes, as a Macao public servant, you and your spouse are obliged to declare your worldwide assets and interests (eg. estates, shares, stock, bank accounts, debts etc) to the Commission Against Corruption Macao. For details and sample of the declaration form, please visit here.

 


Remarks: The above terms and conditions are subjected to change according to the laws of Macao.


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