Chair / Distinguished / Full Professor in International Relations, China-European Relations

Macau, China
14 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
15 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

 (Ref. No.: FSS/DGPA/CDF/IR/09/2022)

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. 304 in the QS World University Rankings. 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 Government and Public Administration of the Faculty of Social Sciences is inviting applications for a leading academic position at the rank of Chair/Distinguished/Full Professor in the discipline of international relations and area studies. The Department offers programmes leading to Bachelor, Master and PhD degrees. Faculty members actively engage in research with particular focus on international relations, public administration and policy, comparative politics, and studies of the greater China regions. More information about the Department is available at the UM website:


The expected areas of specialization for this position are international relations in general and China-European or China-EU relations in particular. We are interested in hiring a leading scholar in the field to conduct teaching and research work and produce impactful publications on China’s relations with European Union and European countries. Applicants should have a PhD degree in political science or relevant fields of area studies. The knowledge of the European languages concerned is a plus. Applicants should demonstrate international excellence in scholarship with a proven record of publications in high calibre international journals and presses. Applicants should also demonstrate strong commitment to teaching courses in international relations, European studies, and Sino-European relations at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in English.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in 2023 or as soon as possible.


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**