Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences

Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences


(Reference No.: FSS/DEAN/07/2018)

Academic Staff

The University of Macau (UM) is the flagship public university in Macao, which gives it a unique advantage in pursuing the goal of becoming a world-class university with regional characteristics. In recent years, UM has made significant progress and has gained increasing international recognition for its teaching, research, and community service. To better support higher education development in Macao and to meet society’s ever-increasing demand for high-quality professionals, UM in 2014 relocated to the current campus which covers approximately 1.09 km². The large campus, the implementation of Asia’s largest residential college system, the unique ‘4-in-1’ education model combine to provide a multifaceted education to students to help them achieve well-rounded development. In addition to adopting a governance and management system in line with international standards and practices, UM recruits outstanding scholars worldwide to create a multilingual and multicultural learning environment for students. Recently, UM has appointed a world renowned scholar as Rector to lead the University in its next stage of development. With the new Rector’s rich experience in higher education management and global vision, as well as the new developments and initiatives of the University, UM is faced with unprecedented opportunities and provides exciting new possibilities for professional development.

The University of Macau sincerely invites applications for the position of the Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences.

The Faculty of Social Sciences
The Faculty of Social Sciences aims to become a leading centre with distinct features for nurturing high-calibre graduates and for excellent academic research in social sciences. The Faculty offers high-quality undergraduate and post-graduate (Master and PhD) programmes in Communication, Economics, Government and Public Administration, History, Psychology and Sociology, with 3 affiliated centres, namely Centre for Chinese History and Culture, Institute of Global and Public Affairs and Social Science Research Center on Contemporary China. Currently, more than 80 faculty members from diverse international backgrounds serve in this faculty. More details about the Faculty of Social Sciences are available from

The Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences
The successful candidate should have considerable leadership experience in faculty management, academic strategic planning, curriculum design, laboratory setup and research development, and must be highly committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and service.

In particular, the candidate should have the following credentials:

  1. A PhD degree in any discipline of Social Sciences;
  2. A distinguished record of internationally-recognized research and scholarship;
  3. Evidence of outstanding academic leadership, demonstrated commitment to leading research and a record of effective teaching in higher education sectors;
  4. Demonstrable competence in management and communication;
  5. Active involvement in local community service;
  6. Proficiency in English is required as it is the working language, while knowledge in Chinese/Portuguese will be an advantage.

Position and Remuneration
Remuneration offered will be competitive and commensurate with the successful candidate’s academic qualification, current position and professional experience. The current local maximum income tax rate is 12% but is effectively around 5% – 7% after various discretionary exemptions.

Application Procedure
More details about the job vacancy can be accessed at The University has appointed Perrett Laver to assist in the search for this position. A cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae in English and other related materials should be sent to the following address by email or post with quotation of reference no. FSS/DEAN/07/2018.

1901 Wilson House, 19-27 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3702 6497

The position will remain open until filled. Review of applications and nominations will commence immediately. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit their materials on or before 31 July 2018 to ensure timely consideration. Candidates may consider their applications not successful if they were not invited for an interview within 3 months of submission. For enquiries, please call Mr. Joshua Herr at (852) 3702 6493.

***Personal data provided by candidates 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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