UNIVERSITY OF MACAU

Associate/Assistant Professor in Communication

Location
Macau (MO)
Posted
18 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
15 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Associate/Assistant Professor in Communication
(Ref. No.: FSS/DCOM/AAP/10/2019)

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. English is its working language. 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 Department of Communication of the Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for position of Associate/Assistant Professor in Communication. We are specifically looking for applicants in new media, social media and big data communication studies. A track record of high quality research and publication through internationally respected outlets or demonstrated ability is a must. An ability to teach courses in some of the following areas is also needed: new media studies, journalism, data journalism, public relations, advertising, research methods, big data communication research and/or communication theories. The department currently offers broad-based curricula leading to Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees covering various areas of communication studies (communication theory, intercultural communication, organizational communication, communication skills); vocationally-oriented public communication (public relations, advertising, event planning); media studies and journalism (journalism writing and publication, mass media, new media, digital culture); cultural studies (cultural and critical theory, cinema, popular culture); public speaking; and creative media (video production, photography, animation). The department also has an active and successful PhD program. More information about the department is available at the UM website: https://comm.fss.um.edu.mo/.

Qualifications
Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field. Candidates for Associate Professorship should have an outstanding record of research publications through internationally respected outlets. Candidates for Assistant Professorship must have a demonstrable capacity to conduct research and publish through internationally respected channels. While candidates must be fluent in English, ability to speak Chinese is a plus.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty as early as January 2020.

Remuneration
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: 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. Review of applications will commence on November 15, 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 


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**