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Associate/Assistant Professor of Political Science (International Relations)

International Relations

(Reference No.: FSS/DGPA/IR/AAP/03/2021)

Academic Staff

The Department of Government and Public Administration of the Faculty of Social Sciences is inviting applications for academic positions at the rank of Associate/Assistant Professor in the discipline of international relations. The Department offers programmes leading to Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees. Faculty members actively engage in research with particular focus on comparative politics, public administration and policy, international relations, and studies of the greater China regions. More information about the Department is available at the UM website:

The required area of specialization is international relations. The applicants must have solid training in international relations theories and research methods in international relations. Research interest in Europe, the Global South, Sino-European relations, and/or China’s relations with Portuguese speaking countries is a plus. Appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and in a rare case the rank of Associate Professor could be considered, depending on qualifications. Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field and a proven record of publication in high calibre international journals and presses. Applicants should document excellence in high quality research and scholarship. They should also demonstrate strong commitment to teaching courses in international relations theories, research methods in international relations, international security, international development, international political economy, etc. at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in English. They are also required to provide quality supervision of student research projects and theses at the UG, Master, and PhD levels.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2021.

A taxable annual remuneration starting from MOP828,100 (approximately USD102,230) 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. Review of applications will commence 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
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Tel: +853 8822 8578;  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.

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** Under the equal condition of qualifications and experience, priority will be given to Macao permanent residents**

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