Director of Global Affairs Office
(Reference No.: GAO/DIRECTOR/06/2019)
The University of Macau (UM) is the only public comprehensive university in Macao. Leveraging this unique advantage, UM aims to establish itself as a world-class university with regional characteristics. In recent years, UM has seen significant development and rising international recognition for its teaching, research, and service to the community. It has implemented a unique ‘4-in-1’ education model that integrates discipline-specific education, general education, research and internship education, and community and peer education. Combining this model with the largest residential college system in Asia, UM provides all-round education to students. In addition, it recruits outstanding scholars from around the world to create a multilingual and multicultural learning environment for students. With the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and the new initiatives of the university to boost cutting-edge research and interdisciplinary programmes, UM has unprecedented opportunities for development, and offers bright career prospects to professionals in different areas.
The University of Macau invites applications for the position of Director of Global Affairs Office.
The Global Affairs Office
The Global Affairs Office (GAO) is committed to enhance the internationalization of the University. It assists the University in devising strategic development direction of global affairs and fostering the development, promotion and maintenance of the networks between UM and other international academic institutions. Besides, GAO offers advice and guidance to faculties, departments, and other internal units of the University in establishing international partnerships, students and staff exchanges, joint academic and research collaborations, and agreement signing both at the Faculty level and University level. More details about GAO are available at https://gao.um.edu.mo/about-gao/about-gao.
The Director of Global Affairs Office
The successful candidate is expected to provide visionary leadership for GAO and to advise UM’s top management on global strategies and collaborative programmes and initiatives, involving universities, consulates, government agencies and other entities both at home and abroad. He/she will work closely with the University’s management team to establish and maintain close links and cooperation with partner institutions by formulating protocols, policies and procedures regarding international faculty and student exchange programmes, recruitment of international students and other international academic activities, etc., as necessary.
In particular, the candidate should have the following credentials:
1. An earned PhD degree, preferably from a reputable university;
2. Rich experience in international/global affairs and strategic planning in a university setting;
3. Be an Associate Professor or above, with a strong academic background in a related discipline of the University;
4. Demonstrable familiarity with international higher education systems and markets;
5. A good knowledge of cultural diversity and intercultural relations;
6. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders;
7. Proven management and leadership skills appropriate to a higher-education environment;
8. Proficiency in English is required as it is the working language, while knowledge of Chinese/Portuguese would be an advantage;
9. Willingness to travel and organize events outside of Macao.
Taxable annual remuneration starting from MOP1,328,800 (approximately USD164,050) for the rank of Professor or MOP1,144,000 (approximately USD141,230) for the rank of Associate 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: https://www.um.edu.mo/admo/vacancy_faq/.
Applicants should visit https://career.admo.um.edu.mo/ for more details and apply ONLINE. Review of applications will commence on 12 July, 2019 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: https://career.admo.um.edu.mo/; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +853 8822 8589; Fax: +853 8822 2412
***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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