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Vice Rector (Vice President) for Student Affairs

University of Macau
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 26, 2021

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Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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(Ref. No.: VRSA/10/2021)


The University of Macau (UM) is the only public comprehensive university in the Macao Special Administrative Region (MSAR) located at the west bank of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA). The GBA is rapidly developing into one of the leading technology and innovation hubs of the world. With a scenic campus of approximately 1 km2 on Hengqin island, UM has achieved significant progress in the past decade as evidenced by its rising international repute, state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, and the establishment of three State Key Laboratories in microelectronics, Chinese medical sciences, and internet of things for smart city. To support economic diversification of MSAR and deepen collaboration between MSAR and Guangdong Province in Hengqin island, UM will continue to invest in cutting-edge research and develop interdisciplinary programmes in key strategic areas including precision oncology, advanced materials, regional oceanography, artificial intelligence and robotics, data science, cognitive and brain science and economics and finance. Leveraging its ‘4-in-1’ model of education and the largest residential college system in Asia, UM provides all-round undergraduate education, nurturing talent to support social and economic development in MSAR and the GBA as a whole. With unprecedented growth and opportunities for development, UM offers promising career prospects to academics at all levels. It may be noted that English is the working language and the primary medium of instruction at UM.


The University is conducting a global search for the position of Vice Rector (i.e., Vice President or Pro-Vice Chancellor) responsible for all matters related to student affairs. The Vice Rector (Student Affairs) will work closely with the Rector in leading programmes related to student development, services and activities, as well as overseeing the functions of residential colleges, student affairs and related areas in order to foster and enhance the quality of out-of-class learning environment and student life. In close collaboration with the other Vice Rectors, he/she will assist the Rector in advancing the cooperation and interaction among the academic units and residential colleges. Currently, there are over 10,000 students in the University.

The successful candidate should have the following credentials:

  1. An earned PhD degree and record of an established scholar;
  2. Extensive experience in the management of student affairs, including supervising student development, counseling and assessment;
  3. Full understanding of international higher educational practices, particularly in the area of student affairs and whole-person education;
  4. Knowledge of and strong commitment to the successful implementation and development of Residential Colleges;
  5. Ability to be innovative and to incorporate the best practices into student affairs programmes, services and activities;
  6. Demonstrable competence in management and communication;
  7. Proficiency in English is required as it is the working language, while knowledge in Chinese/Portuguese will be an advantage.


The successful candidate is expected to assume duty in 2022.



Remuneration will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s 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:

Application Procedure

Interested individuals please visit for more details and apply ONLINE. The review process will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications are encouraged on or before 30 November 2021 to ensure timely consideration. Candidates 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 8589; Fax: +853 8822 2412


***Personal data provided by candidates 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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