Associate Master

Competitive Salary
Mar 16, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

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 Associate Master. The selected candidates are expected to assume duty as soon as mutually practicable.


The Residential College System

The residential college system forms a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary community that integrates students’ learning and living. Living with the students in a residential college, residential academic staff, including the Associate Master, will have close interaction with the students towards the realization of a multifaceted and holistic whole-person education. Currently there are 10 residential colleges on the campus aiming to accommodate around 5,000 undergraduate students. More details about the Residential Colleges are available at:


The Associate Master

Reporting to the College Master, the Associate Master will deputize for him/her and oversee student life and general operation in the college. He/she will provide student counseling, administer student discipline, as well as supervise or organize developmental and academic tutorial programs in the college. Associate Master will normally be affiliated with an academic home and engage in some teaching activities in his/her own discipline. Engagement in educational research and publication pertaining to residential college is encouraged. While the working language is English, the successful applicants must be able to work comfortably and effectively in a linguistic environment where most staff and students are Chinese-speakers in Cantonese and/or Mandarin. The initial appointment is up to three years and renewal is subject to mutual agreement.


In particular, the candidates 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 (at the rank of Assistant Professor or preferably Associate Professor);
  3. Working experience in student life, development or welfare in a university setting, especially in the region, is an advantage;
  4. Administrative experience in a higher education institution is another advantage.



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 and other subsidies. Residence in college is mandatory for Associate 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 positions are 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**