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College Master

Residential College

(Reference No.: RC/CM/09/2019)

Academic Staff

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 a significant development in and a rising international recognition for its teaching, research, and community service. 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 residential college system for experiential collegiate learning, 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 embraces unprecedented opportunities for development, and offers bright career prospect to professionals in different areas.

The University of Macau sincerely invites applications for the position of the College Master. Successful candidates are expected to assume their positions as soon as mutually practicable.

The Residential College System
The residential college system forms a small cross-disciplinary liberal arts community that integrates students’ learning and living. Living with the students in a residential college, academic staff and students will have close interaction towards the realization of a multifaceted and holistic whole-person education. Currently there are 10 residential colleges on the campus aiming to accommodate over 80 percent of all undergraduate students. More details about the Residential Colleges are available at:

The College Master
The College Master shapes and leads each individual college, with around 500 students, to achieve its mission as a lively academic and social community which addresses whole person development. Reporting to the Vice Rector (Student Affairs), the College Master is also responsible for the overall college administration and supervision of all staff, besides formulating rules and regulations of the college in line with university policies and procedures. While the working language is English, the successful applicant must be able to work comfortably and effectively in a linguistic environment where most staff and students are Chinese-speakers. He/she is normally a senior scholar of his/her specialization and may maintain teaching and research activities as mutually agreed. Where appropriate, the appointees may be considered for concurrent affiliation with academic units. The initial appointment is up to three years and is subject to renewal.

In particular, the candidate should have the following credentials:
1. An earned doctorate degree, preferably from a reputable university;
2. Candidates with balanced exposure to teaching, research and service (Full Professors are strongly preferable), or candidates with solid professional experience relevant to residential college or student affairs;
3. Experience in student life, development or welfare in a university setting, especially in the region, is preferred;
4. Administrative experience in a higher education institution is an advantage.

A taxable annual remuneration ranging from MOP1,170,400 to MOP1,355,200 (approximately USD144,305 to USD167,090) or above 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 and other subsidies. Residence in college is mandatory for College Master, and accommodation will be provided rent-free. 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
Website:;  Email:
Tel: +853 8822 8406;  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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