College Master

London (GB)
09 May 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

College Master

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. 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 1.09km2. 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 internationally recruits outstanding scholars 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 Residential Colleges (RC) invites applications for the position of College Master. Successful candidates are expected to assume their positions as soon as mutually practicable.

College Master (Ref. No.: RC/CM/05/2018)

The College Master shapes and leads each individual college to achieve its mission as a lively academic and social community which addresses whole person development. The College Master is also responsible for the overall college administration and supervision of all staff, besides formulating rules and regulations of the college in line with university policies and procedures. He/she is normally a senior scholar of his/her specialization and may maintain teaching and research activities as appropriate. Where appropriate, the appointees will be considered for concurrent affiliation with academic units. The initial appointment is up to three years and is subject to renewal.


1.    An earned doctorate degree, preferably from a reputable university;
2.    Associate Professor or above with balanced exposure to teaching, research and service (Full Professors are strongly preferable), or candidates with solid professional experience related to residential college or student affairs;
3.    Experience in student life, development or welfare in a university setting is preferred; 
4.    Administrative experience in a higher education institution is preferred. 

Position and Remuneration

Remuneration 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. Appointments are normally expected to be on a full-time basis in a college. Residence in college is mandatory, so apartment accommodation will be provided rent free for College Master.  

To understand more about the Residential Colleges, please refer to for information.

Application Procedure

Applicants should visit for more details, and apply ONLINE at Career@UM ( 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, Av. da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China 
Website:;  Email:
Tel: +853 8822 8406;  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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