Macau (CN) (MO)
13 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
15 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The University

Founded in 1981, the University of Macau (“UM”) is the only comprehensive public-funded university in the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. Supported by public funds, it aspires to be an outstanding, internationally-recognised institution of higher learning, firmly committed to a learner-centered education, focused research with impact and dedicated public service. It aims to nurture self-reflective, caring and socially responsible citizens with a global vision within a culturally diverse and intellectually challenging environment. Students and faculty members are recruited around the world. The University was relocated in 2014 to a campus of 20 times larger than its previous one. The new campus enables the University to establish the largest residential college system in Asia and set up the state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. UM has actively reformed its education system in recent years by launching a new ‘4-in-1’ model of education that consists of discipline-specific education, general education, research and internship education, and community and peer education. It currently consists of more than 10,000 students and offers more than 130 bachelor’s, master’s, PhD and other certification programmes.

For further details about the University, please visit its website at .

The Position

The Rector is the highest organ directing the pedagogical and administrative affairs of UM. He or she is accountable to the University Council for his/her performance, and is assisted by one or more Vice Rectors in overseeing the operation of the University.

The Rector has the following major responsibilities:

(i) Play a leadership role in the academic and administrative affairs of the University
(ii) Uphold the University’s core value and fundamental principles, as well as its vision and mission and aims, and ensure their fulfilment
(iii) Formulate strategic goals and clear priorities for the development of the University, for the consideration and approval of the University Council
(iv) Devise and propose to the University Council annual and multi-year work plans and yearly budget toward the realisation of the University’s aims and objectives
(v) Foster an environment conducive to the work and study of the university community of scholars, staff and students, toward the achievement of excellence in teaching, research and public service
(vi) Build productive relationships with both internal and external stakeholders for the advancement of the University, locally as well as internationally

The Person

The candidate should have excellent academic credentials in teaching and learning, scholarship and research, with rich experience in higher education management at a senior level. In particular, the successful candidate should possess the following professional qualifications and experience:
(a) An earned doctorate in a recognised academic discipline from a reputable university
(b) A track record of administrative experience in a leadership position in higher education management
(c) Knowledge and readiness of addressing issues and challenges facing higher education
(d) Effective communication and stakeholders management skills.

To Apply

The University of Macau is being represented in this search by Korn/Ferry International (H.K.) Limited. A letter of application setting out in detail why the applicant considers himself or herself suitable for the position, together with a full curriculum vitae, should be sent to TT Ho of Korn/Ferry International (HK) Ltd, 15/F, St George’s Building, 2 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong or by email to (Fax: (852) 2810 1632). Review of applications and nominations will continue until the post is filled. Individuals interested in applying for the position are encouraged to submit their materials on or before 15 May 2017 to ensure timely consideration. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation about four to six weeks from submitting the application. For enquiries, please call TT Ho on (852) 2971 2700.

The information provided will be kept confidential and used for consideration of an application. Applicants not invited for interview may assume their applications unsuccessful, and the personal data provided will be destroyed.