Chair/Distinguished/Full Professor in Communication

Macau, China
01 Apr 2022
End of advertisement period
31 May 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

(Ref. No.: FSS/CDP/COM/03/2022)

The University of Macau (UM) is an internationalized 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. UM is placed in 201-250 bracket in the THE World University Rankings and placed No. 322 in the QS World University Rankings in 2022.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 Department of Communication is inviting applications for a position at the rank of Chair/Distinguished/Full Professor in media and communication studies. The Department offers programmes at the undergraduate and graduate levels, with a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Communication, Master of Arts in Communication and New Media, and Ph.D. in communication studies. Students who enrol in the programmes study various dimensions of communication, including media studies, journalism, public relations, marketing, digital journalism, and creative media. Faculty members actively engage in research with focus on media and journalism, public relations, public communication, media analysis qualitative and quantitative, and intercultural communication.

More information about the Department is available at the UM website:


We welcome candidates in all fields and methodologies of communication and media studies. Yet we prefer a candidate who demonstrates an excellent track record in using computational social science methods, including big data analytics, network analysis, machine learning, or data visualization to study communication and media. The appointment will be at the rank of Chair Professor, Distinguished Professor or Full Professor, depending on qualification and achievements of the candidate. Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field. They should document international excellence in research and scholarship with a proven record of publications in high calibre international journals and presses. They should be able to teach courses such as digital journalism, strategic communication, health communication, big data analysis, data visualisation, or another major area in the context of communication at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty by 2023.


A taxable annual remuneration starting from MOP1,210,300 (approximately USD149,420) 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 immediately 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

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.

***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**