Associate/Assistant Professor in Statistics

Macau (MO)
28 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
28 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Associate/Assistant Professor in Statistics

(Ref. No.: FST/MAT/AAP/06/2019)

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. UM ranks 351-400th in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings in 2019. Since 2010, UM has established three State Key Laboratories in Microelectronics, Chinese Medical Sciences and the Internet of Things for Smart Cities. With the fast 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. English is the working language of UM.

The Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) is the oldest and one of the most vibrant faculties at the UM, dedicated to student-centric education and cutting-edge research in engineering and science. All of its bachelor’s degree programmes in engineering and computer science are accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) and recognized worldwide.

The Department of Mathematics currently has 17 faculty members and more than 30 PhD students, their research areas cover Probability and Statistics, Financial Mathematics, Computational Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, and Analysis. The department offers Bachelor, Master and PhD degree programs. The Bachelor degree program has two streams: Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Data Science. The PhD program provides sufficient financial supports through the following funding sources: Chinese Government NSFC Funding, Macau Government FDCT PhD Funding, UM PhD Scholarship and UM PhD Assistantship.

As the disciplines Statistics and Data Science are currently undergoing a strategic expansion at UM, the Department of Mathematics invites applications for a faculty position in Statistics at the rank of Associate/Assistant Professor.


The candidates must have a PhD degree in related fields. Preference will be given to the candidates with extensive research and teaching experience at the tertiary level, especially with a strong research agenda in Statistics, Data Science and related fields. 

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


A taxable annual remuneration starting from MOP800,800 (approximately USD98,860), 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:

Application Procedure

Applicants should visit for more details, and apply ONLINE. Review of applications will commence in September 2019 and continue until the position is 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

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Tel: +853 8822 8574;  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.