Associate Master

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

Associate 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 Associate Master. Successful candidates are expected to assume their positions as soon as mutually practicable.

Associate Master (Ref. No.: RC/AM/05/2018)

Reporting to the College Master, the Associate Master will deputize for him/her and oversee student life in the college. He/she will provide student counseling and ensure student discipline, as well as organizing different developmental programs in the college. Maintaining an appropriate level of teaching and academic research output is encouraged but not required. Where appropriate, the appointees will be considered for concurrent affiliation with academic units. Teaching in an innovative RC General Education program will also be a possibility. The initial appointment is up to three years and is subject to renewal.


1.    An earned doctorate degree, preferably from a reputable university;
2.    Assistant Professor or above with balanced exposure to teaching, research and service, or candidates with substantial student service experience;
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 Associate 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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