College Master

Competitive Salary
Mar 24, 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 College 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 College 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 College Master

The College Master shapes and leads each individual college, with more than 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 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. He/she is normally a senior scholar of his/her specialization and may maintain teaching and research activities. Where appropriate, the appointee may be considered for concurrent affiliation with an academic unit. 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 Full Professor is expected), or candidates with distinguished professional experience relevant to residential college;
  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 ranging from MOP1,210,300 to MOP1,401,400 (approximately USD149,420 to USD173,010) 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 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**