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Associate/Assistant Professor in Communication (Public Relations)

University of Macau - Department of Communication

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 placed No. 193 in the THE World University Rankings and placed 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 Communication of the Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for the position of Associate/Assistant Professor in public relations. We are looking for applicants to teach courses in strategic/marketing communication including public relations. A track record of high-quality research and publication is a must. Qualifications and willingness to teach the following courses are expected: Introduction to Public Relations and Crisis Management. Ability to develop and teach new courses in audience analysis, online culture, and online promotion will be highly desirable. Additional courses may be assigned to match the teaching needs of the department, faculty, and university. 

The Department of Communication currently offers broad-based curricula leading to Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees covering various areas of communication studies (communication theory, intercultural communication, organizational communication, communication skills); vocationally-oriented public communication (public relations, advertising, and event planning); media studies and journalism (journalism writing and publication, mass media, new media, digital culture); cultural studies (cultural and critical theory, cinema, and popular culture); public speaking; and creative media (video production, photography, and animation). The Department of Communication also has an active and successful PhD programme. More information is available at the website: https://comm.fss.um.edu.mo/

Qualifications

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field. Highly qualified ABDs will be considered, but must have the doctorate in hand before reporting to duty. Candidates must have a demonstrable record of conducting research and publishing in internationally respected channels, ideally SSCI journals. Professional experience in public relations and teaching experience at the university level is highly desirable. While candidates must be fluent in English, ability to speak Chinese would be a plus but not required. 

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

Remuneration

A taxable annual remuneration starting MOP828,100 (approximately USD102,230) 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 visit https://career.admo.um.edu.mo/ for more details, and apply ONLINE. Review of applications will commence immediately 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

Website: https://career.admo.um.edu.mo/;  Email: vacancy@um.edu.mo

Tel: +853 8822 8578;  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
£84,674.05 converted salary*
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st December 2023
Expires: 30th January 2024
Job Ref: FSS/DCOM/AAP/12/2023
 
   
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