The Department of Government and Public Administration at the University of Macau welcomes applications for open academic staff positions. The Department prizes both innovative research and passionate teaching as mutually reinforcing elements of a successful academic career. Members of our diverse and growing faculty conduct research across the fields of international relations and public administration and have published widely in major academic journals and presses. Our undergraduate major is consistently ranked as one of the most popular majors at the University of Macau, while our postgraduate programs in International Relations and Public Administration have trained generations of civil servants, policy professionals, and academics in Macau and throughout China.


The University of Macau is strongly committed to supporting faculty scholarship and offers considerable resources to faculty at all ranks to aid in the completion of their research projects. New faculty members in the Department of Government and Public Administration are eligible to apply for one-year startup research grants of up to MOP 100,000. Multi-year research grants are also available for larger projects. The University also provides funding for conference travel as well as for teaching and learning enhancement. Additionally, the Social Science Research Center on Contemporary China and the newly inaugurated Institute of Global and Public Affairs provide opportunities for faculty to showcase their research and network with scholars from around the world.

Faculty members are able to take advantage of Macau’s central location in East Asia to easily travel throughout the region for research and conferences. Hong Kong is accessible by an hour-long ferry ride and Guangzhou by a 45-minute train ride. Taipei is accessible by a 90-minute flight, Shanghai by a 2 ½-hour flight and Beijing, Seoul, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur are all reachable within 4 hours.

Remuneration and Benefits

The University of Macau offers faculty members competitive salary and benefits, including participation in the University pension and health insurance plans as well as annual bonuses. Faculty members may elect to live off-campus or in newly constructed flats on the University of Macau campus. For more information, please visit the Human Resources Office page.

About the University

The University of Macau is ranked among world-top 300 universities by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015. It offers students and faculty a stimulating environment in one of Asia’s fastest-growing universities, itself strategically located at one of the world’s great cultural crossroads. In 2014, the University moved to a newly constructed campus on Hengqin Island. With an area of 1 square kilometer, the new campus has opened up new possibilities for expanding the University’s research and teaching resources. A new residential college system offers undergraduate students more opportunities to continue learning beyond the classroom.

How to Apply

Please refer to the specific requirements of the posted job listing. The Department of Government and Public Administration does not accept unsolicited applications.