1. Type of contract

Individual service contract (個人勞動合同)

2. Remuneration

Annual taxable remuneration:

(Effective from 1 January 2018, according to Law No. 16/2017)

Professor MOP$916,300 to MOP$1,225,700
Assistant Professor MOP$642,600 to MOP$904,400
Lecturer MOP$511,700 to MOP$642,600
Teaching Assistant MOP$416,500 to MOP$440,300
Instructor MOP$380,800 to MOP$606,900

Monthly taxable remuneration:

(Effective from 1 January 2018, according to Law No. 16/2017)

Group of staff Categories Monthly Taxable Remuneration (MOP$)
(Effective from 1 January 2018, according to Law No. 16/2017)
1.° 2.° 3.° 4.° 5.° 6.° 7.° 8.° 9.° 10.°
Faculty member Professor 64,450 68,850  72,250 75,650 79,050 83,300 87,550
Assistant Professor 45,900  48,450  51,000  53,550  56,100  60,350  64,600
Lecturer 36,550  38,675  40,800  43,350  45,900
Teaching Assistant  29,750  31,450
Instructor  27,200  28,050  29,750  31,875  34,000  35,700  37,400  39,100  41,225  43,350

* Exchange rate: USD1 ≈ MOP8

3. Main Allowances

3.1 Annual Leave Bonus – is payable in June upon completion of 1 year of service and is equal to one month's remuneration.

3.2 Christmas Bonus – is payable in November on a pro-rata basis based upon the time of service provided within a calendar year.

3.3 Provident Fund Scheme – The Macao SAR Government has established a Provident Fund Scheme for Workers in the Public Services which has been taken into effect since 2007. For details, please refer to the website of Pension Fund:

3.4 Fringe Benefits
Benefits include Housing Allowance (MOP$3,400); Family Allowance (MOP$850); Wedding Subsidy (MOP$3,825) and BirthSubsidy (MOP$3,825). All benefits are subjected to the fulfillment of application requirements

4. Leave

4.1 Annual Leave

There are 22 days of annual leave entitlement for the completion of one year of service. During the first year of service, number of annual leave days is to be enjoyed on a pro-rata basis.

4.2 Marriage Leave

An unmarried employee shall be entitled for a period of 10 consecutive working days of marriage leave upon his/her marriage.

4.3 Maternity Leave

A female employee shall be entitled for a period of 90 consecutive days of maternity leave upon giving birth.

4.4 Paternity Leave

A male employee shall be entitled for a period of 5 working days of paternity leave upon the birth of his child.

5. Medical Assistance

Employee is entitled to medical assistance and medication, as per protocol signed between IFT and the Health Bureau of Macao SAR, and by deduction of 0.5% to the monthly remuneration.

6. Confidentially

Employee may not disclose any of the affairs of the Institute for Tourism Studies and students during or after his/her employment with the Institute for Tourism Studies.

7. Other Conditions

Conditions not specified above are governed by the "Estatuto do Pessoal Docente e de Formação Profissional de Hotelaria do IFT" (IFT Personnel Ordinance for Academic and Professional Hotel Training Staff) as well as Decree-Law no. 45/95M of 28th August, and, additionally, the policy of the Macao Special Administrative Region concerning work relations, Labour Relations Law" No.7/2008.

FAQs on Terms of Appointment

Teaching appointments are one-to-two-year contracts. However, the contract is renewable if both parties are satisfied with each other.

As a public institution, the official contract will be signed in either Chinese or Portuguese, so we are going to send you a translated version of the contract.

The academic staff is entitled to take 22 days leave, to be enjoyed during school recess. The scheduling of leave requires notification to and authorization from the superiors.

No, we only offer Family Allowance for dependent children. Full-time staff of IFT can get MOP850 allowance per month for each dependent child under 18 (if above 18, must provide testimony that the child is still pursuing education). The accompanying spouse can also apply for MOP850 allowance per month if his/her income (working in Macao) is less than MOP 4,250 per month.

You can visit this website for information about education. There are a few international schools in Macao whose medium of instruction is English.

Yes, provided the dependent children and spouse are beneficiaries of our family subsidy (refer to question 3). If the spouse does not benefit from our family subsidy, the medical coverage will only be extended to him/her when his/her local employer provides a declaration that medical benefits are not provided to him/her.

IFT only pays return passenger air ticket (one-way ticket) to foreign full-time staff (work permit holder only) when s/he repatriates (return to homeland).

IFT is a government department and follows all government regulations. The Macao SAR Government has established a Provident Fund Scheme for Workers in the Public Services which has been taken into effect since 2007. For details, please refer to the website of Pension Fund:

We have not yet a system for sabbatical. For conferences, our academic staff are encouraged to represent IFT at international conferences. There are conference grants available that cover airfare, conference registration fee, and accommodation throughout the conference period for the first application in any academic year. For subsequent attendance at conferences in the same academic year, IFT only sponsors the registration/application fee and airfare.

Yes, you can. We encourage our academic staff to engage in academic research. To qualify for this grant, the applicant should be an IFT full-time academic staff member. The topic of the research should be related to the tourism or hospitality industry in Macao or in the region. The final research report should be published or publicized mentioning the author's affiliation to IFT.

Yes, but limited to your academic field. We also need to obtain approval from the authorities.

Normally, part-time academic load is limited to 4 hours per week.

No, full-time academic staff cannot conduct personal business.

As for consultancy jobs, according to IFT's "Regulation Governing Contracted Research and Consultancy Projects" only those within the scope of activities and interests of IFT and those related to the academic staff's field of expertise can be considered. In cases where consultancy jobs are approved, IFT has to enter into a contract with the clients and receive payment directly from them. Then, after deduction of overhead charges of around 15-30%, the rest will be redirected to the staff, subject to professional tax (7% - 12%) . Receipts from part-time and consultancy jobs in any one year should not exceed 27. 5% of the staff's annual before-tax salary.

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

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