Associate / Assistant Professor in Communication (Journalism)
- UNIVERSITY OF MACAU
- Macau, China
- 10 Mar 2023
- End of advertisement period
- 09 May 2023
- Academic Discipline
- Social Sciences, Communication & Media Studies
- Job Type
- Academic Posts, Principal / Senior Lecturers / Associate Professors, Lecturers / Assistant Professors
- Contract Type
- Full Time
(Ref. No.: FSS/DCOM/AAP/03/2023)
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 Communication of the Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for the position of Associate/Assistant Professor in communication. We are looking for applicants to teach courses in journalism. A track record of high quality research and publication is a must. Qualifications and willingness to teach at least some of the following courses are expected: English News Writing; English News Editing; Advanced News Writing and Reporting in English; and Workshop: English Publication. Additional courses may be assigned to match the teaching needs of the department, faculty, and university. Ability to develop and teach new courses in data journalism, data visualization, multimedia reporting, big data analysis and to conduct research in big data analysis will be highly desirable.
The Department of Communication currently offers broad-based curricula leading to Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees covering various areas of communication studies (communication theory, intercultural communication, organizational communication); vocationally-oriented public communication (public relations, advertising, and event planning); media studies and journalism (journalism writing and publication, mass media, new media, digital culture); cultural studies (cultural and critical theory, cinema, and popular culture); public speaking; and creative media (video production, photography, and animation). More information is available at the website: https://comm.fss.um.edu.mo/.
Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field. Highly qualified ABDs will be considered, but must have the doctorate in hand before reporting to duty. Candidates must have a demonstrable record of conducting research and publishing in internationally respected channels, ideally SSCI journals. Professional experience in news media and teaching experience at the university level is highly desirable. While candidates must be fluent in English, ability to speak Chinese would be a plus (but not required).
The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in early August 2023.
A taxable annual remuneration starting 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, 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. 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**