Chair/Distinguished/Full/Associate/Assistant Professor in the Centre for Chinese History and Culture
(Ref. No.: FSS/CCHC/CD/11/2018 and FSS/CCHC/ASFP/11/2018)
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. English is the working language. 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 Centre for Chinese History and Culture (CCHC) of the Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for the position of Chair/Distinguished Professor (Ref. No. FSS/CCHC/CD/11/2018) and Full/Associate/Assistant Professor (Ref. No.: FSS/CCHC/ASFP/11/2018) in the following two disciplines:
CCHC is affiliated with the Faculty of Social Sciences of UM. By integrating resources and expertise available from multiple departments across the campus, CCHC strives to strengthen teaching and research on Chinese history and culture, disseminate the knowledge of Chinese history and culture in Portuguesespeaking countries, bolster the influence of Chinese civilization, and improve the understanding of and identification with Chinese civilization among the residents of Macao. More details about the Centre are available from https://cchc.fss.um.edu.mo/about/.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Chinese history, Chinese culture, and/or related subjects. The ideal applicant will have corresponding university teaching experience, research output, academic leadership experience, and international scholarly influence appropriate to the specific rank and position; possess excellent communication and organizational skills; and be committed to the study of Chinese history and culture, as well as its promotion and development. Knowledge of spoken and written English will be an advantage. The applicant may focus variously on ideological, cultural, social or artistic research.
The successful applicant will be jointly appointed with the relevant department or home faculty, but his/her main duties will be in the Centre of Chinese History and Culture.
The selected candidate may assume duty not later than August 2019.
Position and Remuneration
Remuneration and appointment rank offered will be competitive and commensurate with the successful applicants’ academic qualification, current position and professional experience of the corresponding position. The current local maximum income tax rate is 12% but is effectively around 5%-7% after various discretionary exemptions. For the very distinguished candidates, the university can appoint the endowed professorship for the related positions.
Applicants should visit https://career.admo.um.edu.mo/ for more details, and apply ONLINE. Review of applications will commence upon submission 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.
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**
About University of Macau, Faculty of Social Sciences
The Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) has a diverse team of highly trained, English-speaking, international academic staff, and offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programmes that emphasize excellence in teaching and research. However, FSS prides itself on being a student-centred faculty, where students find numerous opportunities for extra-curricular learning and socialization. These include student exchange programmes with global universities; internships with businesses and media companies in Macao and neighbouring regions; speaking and debate competitions; magazine and newspaper publications; clubs and organizations; and participating in professional projects. FSS has state-of-the-art facilities devoted to student development, including a new cutting-edge digital Communication Lab and Studios and Institute for Global and Public Affairs. These projects and facilities provide students with real world experience, practical skills, and exciting opportunities for intellectual development and career training. FSS prepares students to be knowledgeable and sophisticated global citizens, capable of working, living and becoming leaders in an increasingly complex and dynamic world.
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