1. Type of contract

Individual service contract (个人劳动合同)

2. Remuneration

Annual taxable remuneration:

(Effective from 1 January 2020, according to Law No. 22/2019)

Professor                                 MOP$980,980  to     MOP$1,312,220                                                              
Assistant Professor                                 MOP$687,960  to     MOP$968,240                                                             
Lecturer                                 MOP$547,820  to     MOP$687,960                                                                   
Instructor                                 MOP$407,680  to     MOP$649,740                                                           

Monthly taxable remuneration:

(Effective from 1 January 2020, according to Law No. 22/2019)

Group of staff Categories Monthly Taxable Remuneration (MOP$)
(Effective from 1 January 2020, according to Law No. 22/2019)
1.° 2.° 3.° 4.° 5.° 6.° 7.° 8.° 9.° 10.°
Faculty member Professor 70,070 73,710 77,350 80,990 84,630 89,180 93,730
Assistant Professor 49,140 51,870 54,600 57,330 60,060 64,610 69,160
Lecturer 39,130 41,405 43,680 46,410 49,140
Instructor 29,120 30,030 31,850 34,125 36,400 38,220 40,040 41,860 44,135 46,410

*The current local income tax rate ranges from 7% to 12%. 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: http://www.fp.gov.mo

3.4 Fringe Benefits
Benefits include Housing Allowance (MOP$3,640); Family Allowance (MOP$910); Wedding Subsidy (MOP$4,095) and Birth Subsidy (MOP$5,460). 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 IFTM and the Health Bureau of Macao SAR, and by deduction of 0.5% to the monthly remuneration.

6. Maximum Age Limit of Appointment

According to our Personnel Ordinance, the maximum age limit of appointment is 65 years old.

7. Termination of Service Contract

Either of the parties may rescind the contract but a 90-day prior notice period shall be provided by the party who rescinds the contract. Failure to comply with the required notice by the party who rescinds the contract, shall entitle the other party to receive compensation corresponding to the Contractee’s basic remuneration in respect of the number of days missing from the prior notice period.

8. Confidentially

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

9. Other Conditions

Conditions not specified above are governed by the "Estatuto do Pessoal Docente e de Formação Profissional de Hotelaria do IFTM" (IFTM 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 IFTM can get MOP910 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 MOP910 allowance per month if his/her income (working in Macao) is less than MOP 4,550 per month.

You can visit this website http://www.dsej.gov.mo 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.

IFTM 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).

IFTM 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: http://www.fp.gov.mo/.

We have not yet a system for sabbatical. For conferences, our academic staff are encouraged to represent IFTM 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, IFTM 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 IFTM 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 IFTM's "Regulation Governing Contracted Research and Consultancy Projects" only those within the scope of activities and interests of IFTM and those related to the academic staff's field of expertise can be considered. In cases where consultancy jobs are approved, IFTM 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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