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Full / Associate / Assistant Professor in Cognitive and Brain Sciences

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(Ref. No.: ICI/CCBS/FAAP/10/2023)

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 No. 193 in the THE World University Rankings and placed No. 254 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 residential college system, 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 Centre for Cognitive and Brain Sciences (CCBS) under the Institute of Collaborative Innovation invites applications for the position of Full/Associate/Assistant Professor in Cognitive and Brain Sciences. CCBS is dedicated to advancing the study of brain and language cognition, behavioral addition and decision making, neuroimaging and brain connectome, and child development, cognitive aging and brain disorders. In particular, CCBS promotes the interdisciplinary collaboration in cognitive and brain sciences at UM, covering the research fields of biomedical sciences, brain-computer interface, data science, psychology and language, neuroeconomics, computational neuroscience and artificial intelligence. CCBS consists of four research platforms: neuroimaging (3T MAGNETOM Prisma fMRI/fNIRS/EEG) core lab, brain intervention (TMS/tDCS/laser or ultrasound modulation) core lab, behavior data collection core lab and high performance computing core lab. It is expected that high-profile research work will be carried out through these platforms to produce a number of key scientific outputs and discoveries with world influences.


Prospective applicants should have a specialization in one of the areas: (1) addiction and decision making, (2) brain and language cognition, (3) cognitive aging, child development and brain disorders, and (4) Neuroimaging. Applicants should indicate the corresponding research area(s) of the above four areas on the resume. Applicants should possess a PhD and/or MD-PhD with extensive experiences in related fields. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experiences.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in 2024.


A taxable annual remuneration starting from MOP1,210,300 (approximately USD149,420) for the position of Full Professor, MOP1,019,200 (approximately USD125,830) for the position of Associate Professor and MOP828,100 (approximately USD102,230) for the position of Assistant 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:

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. Applicants with less qualification and experience can be offered lower positions under special circumstances.

***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*





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