Director of Institute of Collaborative Innovation

Macau (MO)
Wednesday, 16 September 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 15 November 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Director of Institute of Collaborative Innovation

(Specialization in Cognitive and Brain Sciences)

(Ref. No.: ICI/DICI/10/2020)

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 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 University of Macau sincerely invites applications for the position of the Director of Institute of Collaborative Innovation with Specialization in Cognitive and Brain Sciences.

The Institute of Collaborative Innovation (ICI)

The Institute of Collaborative Innovation (ICI) is an independent academic unit which aims at providing a u-level platform for interdisciplinary cooperation. The Institute has four centres, namely: Centre for Cognitive and Brain Sciences (CCBS), Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR), Centre for Data Science (CDS), and Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE). The Institute is ambitious of developing into a base for talent nurturing and an excellent institution of technological innovations in Macao and the Greater Bay Area. In order to cope with the strategic planning of the University, the Institute is actively promoting interdisciplinary collaborative research which integrates modern technology with numerous disciplines in humanities and social sciences of the University, and therefore, enhancing its innovation capacity as well as cultivating high-level, all-round talents. This is also the aim of the establishment of the Institute of Collaborative Innovation.

The Director of Institute of Collaborative Innovation

The successful candidate must have an excellent research record with international excellence in brain cognition and neuroscience area. He/she should also have experience and success in supervising postgraduate students and a proven track record of excellence in teaching. Administrative experience in the university, such as academic strategic planning, line management of academic staff, curriculum design and research development is highly preferred.

In particular, the candidate should have the following credentials:

  • A PhD degree in cognitive and brain sciences or related areas;
  • Associate professor or above, with a distinguished record of internationally-recognized research and scholarship in the multidisciplinary fields of behavioral addictions, decision making, language cognition, brain disorders and neuroimaging;
  • Laboratory experience with fMRI is a plus, and other instruments and apparatus such as EEG, fNIRS, eye tracker, physiology recording are also preferable;
  • Evidence of academic leadership in teaching and research;
  • Demonstrable competence in management, planning, and communication;
  • Proficiency in English is required as it is the working language, while knowledge in Chinese/Portuguese will be an advantage.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in 2020 or early 2021.


Successful applicant will be appointed as Full Professor, Distinguished Professor or Chair Professor. A taxable annual remuneration starting from MOP1,374,100 (approximately USD169,642) 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

More details about the job vacancy can be accessed at The University has appointed Asianet Consultants (H.K.) Limited to provide consultancy service for the recruitment of this position. A cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae in English and other related materials should be sent to the following address, with quotation of reference no. ICI/DICI/10/2020.

702-704 Wilson House, 19-27 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong


Tel: +852 2530 0137

The position will remain open until filled. Review of applications and nominations will commence immediately. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit their materials on or before 15 October 2020 to ensure timely consideration. Candidates may consider their applications not successful if they were not invited for an interview within 3 months of submission. For enquiries, please call Mr. Peter Liu on +852 2530 0137.

***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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