Associate/Assistant Professor of Psychology

Macau (CN) (MO)
10 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
10 May 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Associate/Assistant Professor of Psychology
The University of Macau (UM) is the flagship public university in Macao, which gives it a unique advantage in pursuing the goal of becoming a world-class university with regional characteristics. English is the working language. In recent years, UM has made significant progress and has gained increasing international recognition for its teaching, research, and community service. To better support higher education development in Macao and to meet society’s ever-increasing demand for high-quality professionals, UM in 2014 relocated to the current campus which covers approximately 1.09 km².

The large campus, the implementation of Asia’s largest residential college system, the unique ‘4-in-1’ education model combine to provide a multifaceted education to students to help them achieve well-rounded development. In addition to adopting a governance and management system in line with international standards and practices, UM recruits outstanding scholars worldwide to create a multilingual and multicultural learning environment for students. Recently, UM has appointed a world renowned scholar as Rector to lead the University in its next stage of development. With the new Rector’s rich experience in higher education management and global vision, as well as the new developments and initiatives of the University, UM is faced with unprecedented opportunities and provides exciting new possibilities for professional development.

The Department of Psychology of the Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for the position of Associate/Assistant Professor in all areas of Psychology with a special interest in clinical psychology and cognitive psychology. The department offers programmes at the BSS, MSS and PhD levels. To learn more about the department, interested candidates may visit the departmental website at We seek individuals who are active and productive researchers committed to the research and teaching of psychology. 


The successful candidate should have received his/her PhD in Psychology in any area of specialisation by the start date of the appointment, and:

  • Demonstrated record of scholarship in any areas of psychology as evidenced by publications in reputable and relevant academic journals and other print outlets.
  • Demonstrated evidence of excellence and/or interest in teaching supported by teaching evaluations, letters of reference, and teaching dossier or statements of teaching philosophy, if any.
  • Willingness and commitment to keep an active research program and to contribute to the education of undergraduate as well as graduate students in the programmes offered by the department.

The selected candidate may assume duty as early as August 2018.

Position and Remuneration

Remuneration and appointment rank offered will be competitive and commensurate with the successful applicants’ academic qualification, current position and professional experience. The current local maximum income tax rate is 12% but is effectively around 5% - 7% after various discretionary exemptions.

Application Procedure

Applicants should visit for more details, and apply ONLINE at Career@UM ( (Ref. No.: FSS/DPSYC/AAP/03/2018). Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants may consider their applications not successful if they were not invited for an interview within 3 months of application.

Human Resources Section, Office of Administration
University of Macau, Avenida da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China
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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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