Head of Department of Finance and Business Economics job with UNIVERSITY OF MACAU

The University of Macau (UM) is the only 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 in 201-250 bracket in the THE (Times Higher Education) World University Rankings and placed No. 322 in the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings in 2022. 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 the largest residential college system in Asia, 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 Faculty of Business Administration (FBA) is one of the largest faculties in the University. FBA is a well-established full-service business faculty with AACSB and AMBA accreditations and full membership of EFMD. It is a distinctive flagship business school in the region with key responsibilities in business and management education and nurturing the leadership talents for the development of Macau and beyond as its mission states. It bridges academic education with real world practice and proactively engages with industry and professional bodies, thus has made a significant impact on industry and society.

FBA provides education in both traditional and emerging subjects of business and management, ranging from Accounting, Finance, Business Economics, Information Systems and Management, Marketing, General Management, to specialised Integrated Resort and Tourism Management. Our programmes are delivered at all levels of higher education including Undergraduate, Postgraduate, PhD, MBA, EMBA, DBA and Executive Education. Moreover, we strongly encourage cross-disciplinary teaching, learning and research both within the University and internationally to enhance innovation and career development for our students and academics alike. Our programmes are highly recognised by industry which leads to excellent employability of our students. For example, our professional accredited accounting programmes have obtained full course exemptions by ACCA, CIMA, CPA Australia, HKICPA which makes them top accounting programmes in Mainland China, Macao and Hong Kong recognized by professional accounting bodies. More details about the Faculty are available at https://fba.um.edu.mo/.

Department of Finance and Business Economics

The Department of Finance and Business Economics (FBE) is one of the four departments at FBA. Currently, it houses more than 20 academic staff with international exposure in Canada, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, UK, USA, etc. Through impactful research, the FBE academic staff strive to contribute to the economic and financial stability and the sustainable growth and diversified development of Macao, the Greater Bay Area and beyond. In addition, FBE has built up close connections with the banking and financial institutions and the Macao SAR Government, as well as with local and professional associations in the Greater Bay Area.

FBE offers programmes at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. The programmes have been designed to provide students with a strong theoretical and empirical foundation to meet the expectations and high standards of industries, as well as prepare students for further study in top-notch universities around the world. The Bachelor of Science in Finance programme is recognized by CFA Institute under its University Affiliation Programme since 2012, for covering a significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), together with other eligibility requirements.

Head of Department

As part of its strategic development, FBA is conducting a global recruitment of Head of Department of Finance and Business Economics. The successful appointee will be at the rank of Full Professor/Distinguished Professor/Chair Professor. The position requires:

  • A PhD in Finance or Economics, or a closely related field;
  • A proven publication track record in top-tier refereed journals in Finance or Economics, or related areas;
  • A demonstrated record of high-quality teaching at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels, and executive programs;
  • Record of excellence in PhD student supervision;
  • Proven leadership skills and experience in mentoring young academics;
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, team-building, and communication skills;
  • Demonstrable success in fostering external cooperation, knowledge transfer, and community relationship;
  • Proven administrative experience in higher education institution is an advantage;
  • Proficiency in English is required as it is the working language, while knowledge in Chinese/Portuguese will be an advantage.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in 2022.


Remuneration will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s 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

More details about the job vacancy can be accessed at https://career.admo.um.edu.mo/. The University has appointed Perrett Laver to provide consultancy service for the recruitment of this position. A cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae in English and other related materials should be sent to the following address, with quotation of reference no. FBA/DFBE/HOD/02/2022.

1901 Wilson House, 19-27 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +852 3955 9675

The position will remain open until filled. Review of applications and nominations will commence immediately. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit their materials on or before 31 March 2022 to ensure timely consideration. Candidates may consider their applications not successful if they are not invited for an interview within 3 months of submission. For enquiries, please call Dr. Gary Tang on +852 3955 9675.

***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**