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Full/Associate/Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art

Contemporary Art

(Reference No.: FAH/DAD/FAAP/CA/10/2023)

Academic Staff

The Department of Arts and Design in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites qualified artists from around the world for the position of Full/Associate/Assistant Professor in the field of contemporary art (including but not limited to environmental art, digital and new media art, fiber art, and photography). The newly formed Department of Arts and Design at the University of Macau consists of a team of prestigious art historians and practicing artists and hence emphasizes on both artistic research and artistic creation. In line with Macao’s special position in the world, the department encourages faculty members to engage in active artistic and academic pursuits that cut across the boundaries between the traditional and the contemporary, between China and the world.


Applicants should have: 1. an international reputation for her/his artistic creation in contemporary art (such as environmental art, digital and new media art, fiber art, and photography); 2. terminal degree in Fine Arts or related areas; 3. a good record of exhibitions and experience in teaching and supervising master and doctoral students. Preference will be given to those with theoretical, critical, and interdisciplinary academic research capacity.

Proficiency in English is required, while knowledge in Chinese/Portuguese will be an advantage.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty as early as June 2024.


A taxable annual remuneration starting from MOP1,250,200 (approx. USD154,350) for the position of Full Professor, MOP1,052,800 (approx. USD129,980) for the position of Associate Professor and MOP855,400 (approximately USD105,600) for the position of Assistant Professor will be commensurate with the successful applicants’ academic qualification and relevant professional experience. The current local maximum income tax rate is 12% but is effectively around 5% – 7% after various discretionary exemptions. Apart from competitive remuneration, UM offers a wide range of benefits, such as medical insurance, provident fund, on-campus accommodation/housing allowance and other subsidies. Further details on our package are available at:

Application Procedure

Applicants should visit for more details, and apply ONLINE. Applicant should submit a cover letter that addresses the general academic qualifications and a detailed Curriculum Vitae with the contact information of three references (phone numbers and email addresses), artist statement, teaching philosophy, three samples of academic writing and/or sample syllabi of classes previously taught. Please also submit links to download your works portfolio in the “Additional Information” section (stored in your own server such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Baidu, etc.), which should include no more than 20 images of personal creative art works (image should be jpg/pdf, 72dpi, approximately 2880×2880 pixels, image quality level 3. You can also email the portfolio to if the file is less than 20MB. Shortlisted candidates may be requested to submit additional materials. Review of applications will commence on immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants may consider their applications not successful if they are not invited for an interview within 3 months of application.

Human Resources Section, Office of Administration
University of Macau, Av. da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China
Website:;  Email:
Tel: +853 8822 8699;  Fax: +853 8822 2412

The effective position and salary index are subject to the Personnel Statute of the University of Macau in force. The University of Macau reserves the right not to appoint a candidate. Applicants with less qualification and experience can be offered lower positions under special circumstances.

***Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purpose only***
**Under the equal condition of qualifications and experience, priority will be given to Macao permanent residents**

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