Full/Associate Professor in Fine Art or Digital Art
(Ref. No.: FAH/DAD/FASO/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 (Times Higher Education) World University Rankings and placed No. 322 in the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) 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 Arts and Design (DAD), housed in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, 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 Full/Associate Professor specializing in Fine Art or Digital Art. More information regarding the Department and the Centre for Arts and Design (CAD) can be found online at https://fah.um.edu.mo/department-of-arts-and-design/ and https://cad.fss.um.edu.mo. For academic enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates should be an active contemporary artist in Fine Art or Digital Art with a substantial national/international exhibition or design record. Applicant with a PhD or DFA in Fine Art or Digital Art or closely related fields with successful teaching experience at the university level can apply for the position. Besides the technical skills required for the specific field, the successful candidate should also be a well-rounded artist and educator demonstrating in-depth knowledge in contemporary art, criticism and theory, and has the ability to supervise MFA and DFA students for their theses and dissertations. Successful candidate should also demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. While applicants must be excellent in Chinese (speaking and academic writing), excellent in English is considered an asset for the appointment.
The selected candidate is expected to assume duty by 2023.
A taxable annual remuneration starting from MOP1,210,300 (approx. USD149,420) for the position of Full Professor, MOP1,019,200 (approx. USD125,830) for the position of Associate 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://career.admo.um.edu.mo/learn-more/.
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/or sample syllabi of classes previously taught. Please also submit 5 to 20 personal creative work in fine art or digital art (video should be compressed to 640 pixels in mp4/mov files, image should be 72dpi, 3500 pixels in the longest side, image quality level 3, jpg file) with image caption list if available. Art portfolio should be emailed to email@example.com if less than 20MB or send via www.filemail.com. 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 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
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.
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** Under the equal condition of qualifications and experience, priority will be given to Macao permanent residents**