Terms of Academic Appointment

 

General Information for Academic Staff

 I. Terms of Appointment
The appointment shall be for a period of one or two years basis, extended or renewed subject to mutual agreement, by period of one or two years.
II. School Affiliation
All members of the teaching staff will be assigned to one of the six constituent Schools of the Institute, viz. School of Languages and Translation, School of Business, School of Public Administration, School of Physical Education and Sports, School of Arts, and School of Health Sciences.
III. Duties
(a)
The academic staff shall be responsible to the Institute’s Management Board or to a designated Director of School, for duties such as are indicated by the entitlement of the appointment and/or such other concurrent appointments and duties within your capability as may be specified from time to time by Director of School, who may, at the request of the Co-ordinator, assign the academic staff to teach certain courses in that school subject to the normal teaching load not being exceeded.
(b)
An appointee shall be required to carry a normal load of 36 contact hours per week and be responsible for syllabus preparation, lecturing, tutorial, supervision of laboratories (where applicable), invigilation and examination grading.
IV. Salary
Salaries are payable monthly. The current salary scale for the following posts are:
Level Category
Teaching Assistant Index Point Lecturer 
Index Point
Associate Professor Index Point Full Professor Index Point
1 350 430 540 770
2 370 455 570 810
3 390 480 600 850
4 420 520 630 890
5 450 560 660 930
6   600 710 980
7   640 760 1030
(1 Index Point = MOP70)

The salary level will be determined according to the appointee’s academic qualifications, higher education teaching and/or professional experience.  The current local income tax rate ranges from 7% to 12%. (US$1.00 approx. = MOP8.00)

V. Annual Leave Allowance and Christmas Alowance
Staff who have completed one year of service shall be entitled to Annual Leave allowance which is equivalent to one month basic salary. Christmas allowance will be distributed in November of each year, on a pro-rata basis according to the period of service counted till 31st December every year. Christmas Allowance is equivalent to one month basic salary plus seniority premium.
VI. Medical Benefit
Staff shall be entitled to specific medical benefits as provided by the Government Health Department and Kiangwu Hospital, subject to payment of 0.5% on his/her salary.
VII. Leave
(a) Annual Leave 
Academic Staff are entitled to 22 working days of annual leave in each academic year.
(b) Marriage Leave 
An unmarried appointee shall be entitled up to 10 working days of marriage leave.
(c) Maternity Leave 
A female married appointee shall be entitled to 90 days of maternity leave.
(d) Paternity Leave
A male married appointee shall be entitled to 5 working days of paternity leave.
(e) Other Leave
Sick Leave, Funeral Leave, No-paid Leave and etc., which may be granted at the discretion of the Institute.
VIII. Housing Allowance
A monthly housing allowance of MOP2,100 will be payable to an eligible appointee for acquiring or renting a residential property in Macao for one’s own lodging during employment with the Institute.
IX. Family Subsidies
An eligible appointee shall be provided with family subsidy for descendant and ascendant/spouse dependants, with a respective allowance of MOP700 per month, subject to presentation of confirmed documents.
X. Provident Fund
The participant should be the one being formally employed at least one year and has applied and gained the permission to join the Fund.
XI. Outside Practice
An appointee who wishes to engage in outside practice or consultancy will have to obtain prior approval from the Institute. For non-Macao residents, an appointee is restricted to take up any other outside practices in Macao.
XII. Retirement
The normal retirement age is 65 years. Appointment however may be extended beyond the normal retirement age subject to approval of the Institute’s Management Board and Secretary for Social Affairs & Culture.
XIII. Termination of Service
The notice period from either party for terminating the service agreement is normally 60 days. Shortfall of notice period may be made up by payment of salary in lieu. The notice of termination of the academic staff must be timed to take effect after having completed the teaching and examination commitments including invigilation for the semester in which such resignation takes place. The Institute may terminate the appointment without written notice or payment in lieu of notice if the appointee is convicted in any criminal proceedings for an offence which the Management Board considers to be of such serious nature, so as to bring the Institute into disrepute or to bring discredit to the Institute.


Other conditions not specified above are covered by the Personnel Regulations of MPI.

http://bo.io.gov.mo/bo/i/99/34/despsaaej29_cn.asp


Macao Polytechnic Institute

Personnel Office
February 2014