Associate Master

Macau, China
06 May 2022
End of advertisement period
05 Jul 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

(Ref. No.: RC/AM/05/2022)

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 University of Macau sincerely invites applications for the position of the Associate Master. The selected candidates are expected to assume duty as soon as mutually practicable.

The Residential College System

The residential college system forms a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary community that integrates students’ learning and living. Living with the students in a residential college, residential academic staff, including the Associate Master, will have close interaction with the students towards the realization of a multifaceted and holistic whole-person education. Currently there are 10 residential colleges on the campus aiming to accommodate around 5,000 undergraduate students. More details about the Residential Colleges are available at:

The Associate Master

Reporting to the College Master, the Associate Master will deputize for him/her and oversee student life and general operation in the college. He/she will reside in a college to provide student counseling, administer student discipline, as well as supervise or organize developmental and academic tutorial programs in the college. Associate Master will normally be affiliated with an academic home and engage in some teaching activities in his/her own discipline. Engagement in educational research and publication pertaining to residential college is encouraged. While the working language is English, the successful applicants must be able to work comfortably and effectively in a linguistic environment where most staff and students are Chinese-speakers in Cantonese and/or Mandarin. The initial appointment is up to three years and renewal is subject to mutual agreement.

In particular, the candidates should have the following credentials:

  1. An earned doctorate degree, preferably from a reputable university;
  2. Candidates with balanced exposure to teaching, research and service (preferably at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor);
  3. Working experience in student life, development or welfare in a university setting, especially in the region, isan advantage; 
  4. Administrative experience in a higher education institution is another advantage.


A taxable annual remuneration starting from MOP828,100 (approximately USD102,230) 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 and other subsidies. Residence in college is mandatory for Associate Master, and accommodation will be provided rent-free. 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 positions are 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 8406;
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**