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Full/Associate/Assistant Professor in Robotics

University of Macau - Electromechanical Engineering (EME)

The University of Macau (UM) is an internationalized public comprehensive university in the Macao Special Administrative Region (MSAR) located at the west bank of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA). The GBA is rapidly developing into one of the leading technology and innovation hubs of the world. UM is ranked No. 193 in the THE World University Rankings and No. 254 in the QS World University Rankings. With a scenic campus of approximately 1 km2 on Hengqin island, UM has achieved significant progress in the past decade as evidenced by its rising international repute, state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, and the establishment of three State Key Laboratories in microelectronics, Chinese medical sciences, and internet of things for smart city. To support economic diversification of MSAR and deepen collaboration between MSAR and Guangdong Province in Hengqin island, UM will continue to invest in cutting-edge research and develop interdisciplinary programmes 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’ model of education and residential college system, UM provides all-round undergraduate education, nurturing talent to support social and economic development in MSAR and the GBA as a whole. With unprecedented growth and opportunities for development, UM offers promising career prospects to academics at all levels. It may be noted that English is the working language and the primary medium of instruction at UM. 

The Department of Electromechanical Engineering (EME) of the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) invites applications for the position of Full/Associate/Assistant Professor in Robotics. It will be a joint position with the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR) of the Institute of Collaborative Innovation (ICI). This position is intended to complement and strengthen existing faculty staff expertise. We are seeking candidate with a proven track record in scientific research, an innovative research vision, and a commitment to education. 

FST is the oldest and one of the most vibrant faculties at UM, dedicated to student-centric education and cutting-edge research in engineering and science. All of its bachelor’s degree programmes in engineering and computer science are accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) and recognized worldwide. UM is among the top 1% in Essential Sciences Indicators (ESI) rankings in both Engineering and Computer Science. In the THE World University Ranks, the Engineering and Technology programme is ranked among the 126th – 150th, arising from its status of a local community college in less than 10 years. EME, where the position is to be hosted, currently has 15 academic staff. The Department offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degree programmes, which emphasize Mechanical Engineering (ME), while educating the students to take advantage of robotics, vehicles, and intelligent systems, fluid flow and heat transfer, advanced materials and manufacturing for practical applications in ME like smart building services, engineering systems management, transportation vehicles, robots and smart systems, etc. The programmes have extensive collaboration with other institutes around the world. 

ICI aims to create a fertile education and research environment for developing innovative technologies and serving society. CAIR, one of the research centers under ICI, is dedicated to advancing the research in the fields of artificial intelligence and robotics, CAIR possesses expertise in robotics, and it is expected that more high-profile research work will be carried out and interdisciplinary collaboration in robotics research will further be promoted. 

Qualifications

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering or related areas. Preference will be given to candidates with research and teaching experience at the tertiary education level. To accord the future development, candidates with specialization in frontier robotics technologies with potential medical or precision intelligent manufacturing applications are preferred. Specific but not limited fields include: (1) bio-inspired robotics; (2) bio-medical robotics; (3) multi-scale precision manipulation robotics; and (4) targeted delivery micro/nano robotics. 

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2024. 

Remuneration

A taxable annual remuneration starting from MOP1,210,300 (approx. USD149,420) for the position of Full Professor, MOP1,019,200 (approx. USD125,830) for the position of Associate Professor and MOP828,100 (approximately USD102,230) for the position of Assistant Professor will be commensurate with the successful applicants’ academic qualification and relevant professional experience. The current local maximum income tax rate is 12% but is effectively around 5% - 7% after various discretionary exemptions. Apart from competitive remuneration, UM offers a wide range of benefits, such as medical insurance, provident fund, on-campus accommodation/housing allowance and other subsidies. Further details on our package are available at: https://career.admo.um.edu.mo/learn-more/.

Application Procedure

Applicants should apply ONLINE. Review of applications will commence upon receiving applications and continue until the position is filled. Applicants may consider their applications not successful if they are 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

Email: vacancy@um.edu.mo

Tel: +853 8822 8574;  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**

Location: Macao - Macao
Salary: MOP828,100 to MOP1,210,300
£84,674.05 to £123,754.39 converted salary* a taxable annual remuneration
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th November 2023
Expires: 16th January 2024
Job Ref: FST/EME/FAAP/11/2023
 
   
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