Employment as Full/Associate Professor in Fine Art or Digital Art at UNIVERSITY OF MACAU

(Ref. Nope.: FAH/DAD/FASO/03/2022)

The University of Macau (UM) is an internationalized comprehensive public university in the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) located on the western shore of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau (GBA) Greater Bay Area. The GBA is growing rapidly to become one of the world’s leading centers of technology and innovation. UM is placed in the 201-250 bracket of THE (Times Higher Education) World University Rankings and ranked No. 322 in the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings in 2022. With a picturesque campus of approximately 1 km2 on the Hengqin Island, UM has made significant progress over the past decade, as evidenced by its growing international reputation, state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, and the establishment of three key state laboratories in microelectronics, Chinese medical science and Internet of Things for the smart city. To support MSAR’s economic diversification and deepen collaboration between MSAR and Guangdong Province on Hengqin Island, UM will continue to invest in cutting-edge research and develop interdisciplinary programs 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’ education model and Asia’s largest residential college system, UM offers a comprehensive undergraduate education, nurturing talent to support the social and economic development of MSAR and the GBA as a whole. With unprecedented growth and development opportunities, UM offers exciting career prospects for scholars at all levels. It should be noted that English is the working language and the primary medium of instruction at UM.

The Department of Arts and Design (DAD), housed in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, collaborates with the Department of Communication to offer an interdisciplinary specialization in art, design and creative media in visual communication leading to master’s degrees and doctorate. Applications are invited for the position of Full/Associate Professor specializing in Fine Art or Digital Art. More information about the department and the Center for Arts and Design (CAD) can be found online at https://fah.um.edu.mo/department-of-arts-and-design/ and https://cad.fss.um.edu.mo. For academic inquiries, please contact [email protected].


Applicants must be a contemporary artist active in fine art or digital art with significant national/international exposure or design record. Candidates with a PhD or DFA in fine or digital art or closely related fields with successful teaching experience at the university level can apply for the position. In addition to the technical skills required for the specific field, the successful candidate must also be a well-rounded artist and educator demonstrating in-depth knowledge of contemporary art, criticism and theory, and has the ability to supervise MFA students and DFA for their theses and dissertations. The successful candidate must also demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. While applicants must be excellent in Chinese (spoken and written academically), excellent English is considered an asset for the position.

The selected candidate is expected to take office by 2023.


A taxable annual remuneration starting from MOP 1,210,300 (approximately USD 149,420) for the position of full professor, 1,019,200 MOP (approximately USD 125,830) for the position of associate professor will be proportional to the academic qualification of the successful candidates and relevant professional experience. The current maximum local income tax rate is 12%, but is effectively around 5% – 7% after various discretionary exemptions. In addition to competitive compensation, UM offers a wide range of benefits, such as medical insurance, provident fund, on-campus housing/housing allowance, and other subsidies. More details about our package are available at: https://career.admo.um.edu.mo/learn-more/.

Application procedure

Candidates must visit https://career.admo.um.edu.mo/ for more details, and apply IN LINE. Applicant should submit a cover letter that addresses general academic qualifications and a detailed curriculum vitae with contact information for three references (phone numbers and email addresses), an artist statement, a teaching philosophy, three academic writing samples and/or sample course syllabi. taught before. Please also submit 5-20 personal creative works in fine art or digital art (video should be compressed to 640px in mp4/mov files, image should be 72dpi, 3500px in longest side , image quality level 3, jpg file) with list of image captions if available. Art portfolio should be emailed to [email protected] if less than 20MB or sent via www.filemail.com. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to submit additional documents. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants may consider their application unsuccessful if they are not called for an interview within 3 months of application.

Human Resources Section, Office of Administration

University of Macao, Av. da Universidade, Taipa, Macao, China

Website: https://career.admo.um.edu.mo/;
[email protected]

Such : +853 8822 8578;

Fax: +853 8822 2412

The actual position and the salary index are subject to the staff regulations of the University of Macau in force. The University of Macao reserves the right not to nominate a candidate. Less qualified and less experienced candidates may be offered lower positions under special circumstances.

***Personal data provided by candidates will be kept confidential and used only for recruitment purposes***

** On equal condition of qualifications and experience, priority will be given to permanent residents of Macau **