Vice Rector (Vice President) for Administration

Ref: 4822

University of Macau


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Role Managed by:

Jesse Sloane


t: 00 852 3619 8214


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with experience

The University of Macau

The University of Macau (UM) is the only public comprehensive university in Macao. Leveraging this unique advantage, UM aims to establish itself as a world-class university with regional characteristics. In recent years, UM has seen a significant development in and a rising international recognition for its teaching, research, and community service. It has implemented a unique ‘4-in-1’ education model that integrates discipline-specific education, general education, research and internship education, and community and peer education. Combining this model with the largest residential college system in Asia, UM provides all-round education to students. In addition, it recruits outstanding scholars from around the world to create a multilingual and multicultural learning environment for students. With the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and the new initiatives of the university to boost cutting-edge research and interdisciplinary programmes, UM embraces unprecedented opportunities for development, and offers bright career prospect to professionals in different areas.

The Role

The University is conducting a global recruitment for the position of Vice Rector (i.e., Vice President or Pro-Vice Chancellor) responsible for the administration. The Vice Rector (Administration) will deputize for the Rector to lead and oversee the University’s administration and other designated functions including but not limited to Finance, Human Resources, Campus Management and Development, Information Communication and Technology to fulfill the University’s mission.

The successful candidate is expected to assume duty in 2021.

The successful candidate should have the following credentials:

  • An earned degree in management or related disciplines; possession of an advanced degree would be an advantage;
  • A minimum of 10 years of extensive experience at managerial positions, preferably in higher education;
  • Demonstrable competence in strategic planning, operation management, financial management and budgeting, problem solving and crisis management;
  • Good knowledge of relevant local laws and policies;
  • Good track record in a complex and dynamic environment involving Government-Institution relations;
  • English is the working language, while knowledge in Chinese/Portuguese will be an advantage.


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 the package are available here.

Application Procedure

More details about the job vacancy can be accessed here. 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 Dr Jesse Sloane via this page, with quotation of reference no. 4822.

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 28 October 2020 to ensure timely consideration. Candidates may consider their applications not successful if they were not invited for an interview within 3 months of submission. For enquiries, please call Dr. Jesse Sloane on +852 36198214.


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