UNIVERSITY OF MACAU

Assistant Professor/Senior Instructor in Video, Animation & Web Design

Location
Macau (MO)
Posted
Friday, 15 November 2019
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Ref
FSS/CAD/AP/SI/11/2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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. English is its working language. UM is ranked among 301-350 bracket in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings in 2020 and placed No. 387 in the QS World University Rankings (Quacquarelli Symonds) in 2020. 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 largest residential college system in Asia, 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 Centre for Arts and Design (CAD) housed in the Faculty of Social Sciences collaborates with the Department of Communication to offer an interdisciplinary specialization in art, design, and creative media in visual communication leading to Master’s and PhD degrees. Applications are invited for the position of Assistant Professor/Senior Instructor in art and design with expertise and experience in experimental video, video animation, new media, interactive design, web design, and/or photography. More information regarding the Centre and the Department can be found online at https://cad.fss.um.edu.mo and https://comm.fss.um.edu.mo. For academic enquiries, please contact fss.cad@um.edu.mo.

Qualifications

Candidates must hold a PhD or MFA/MA degree in art, design or new media. Besides the technical skills required for the particular media, the successful candidate should also be a well-rounded artist and educator demonstrating in-depth knowledge in contemporary art, art criticism and art theory, and has the ability to mentor/supervise MA and PhD students for their theses and dissertations. Candidates should have successful teaching experience at the university level with an active exhibition record and the potential to succeed in creative media. Successful candidate should also demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, organizational skills and a commitment to diversity. While candidate needs to be fluent in English, speaking and writing Chinese would be considered as an asset, for the appointment.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2020.

Remuneration

A taxable annual remuneration starting from MOP819,280 (approximately USD101,150) for the position of Senior Instructor or MOP1,016,400 (approximately USD125,480) for the position of Assistant Professor 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, on campus accommodation/housing allowance and other subsidies. Further details on our package are available at: https://www.um.edu.mo/admo/vacancy_faq/.

Application Procedure

Applicants should visit https://career.admo.um.edu.mo/ for more details, and apply ONLINE. Applicant should submit a cover letter that addresses the general academic qualifications and a detailed Curriculum Vitae with the contact information of three references (phone numbers and email addresses), artist statement, teaching philosophy, three samples of academic writing and sample syllabi of classes previously taught. Please also submit links to download your art portfolio in the “Additional Information” section (stored in your own server such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Baidu, etc.), which should include no more than 5 videos and 15 images of personal creative work (videos should be 640 pixel mov or mp4 files; image should be jpg/pdf, 72dpi, approximately 2880x2880 pixels, image quality level 3) with image caption list, as well as no more than 20 images/videos of students’ work with caption if available. Shortlisted candidates may be requested to submit additional materials. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants may consider their applications not successful if they were 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: https://career.admo.um.edu.mo/;  Email: vacancy@um.edu.mo

Tel: +853 8822 8578;  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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