Job of Head of Department of Finance and Business Economics at UNIVERSITY OF MACAU


The University of Macau (UM) is the only comprehensive public university in the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) located on the western shore of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau (GBA) Greater Bay Area. The GBA is growing rapidly to become one of the world’s leading centers of technology and innovation. UM is placed in the 201-250 bracket of THE (Times Higher Education) World University Rankings and ranked 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 made significant progress over the past decade, as evidenced by its growing international reputation, state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, and the establishment of three laboratories of key states in microelectronics, Chinese medical science and smart city Internet of things. To support MSAR’s economic diversification and deepen collaboration between MSAR and Guangdong Province on Hengqin Island, UM will continue to invest in cutting-edge research and develop interdisciplinary programs 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’ education model and Asia’s largest residential college system, UM offers a comprehensive undergraduate education, nurturing talent to support the social and economic development of MSAR and the GBA as a whole. With unprecedented growth and development opportunities, UM offers exciting career prospects for scholars at all levels. It should 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 school with AACSB and AMBA accreditations and a full member of EFMD. It is a distinctive flagship business school in the region with key responsibilities in business and management education and the development of leadership talent for the development of Macau and beyond, as noted his mission. It links academic education with real-world practice and proactively engages with industry and professional bodies, which has had a significant impact on industry and society.

FBA offers education in traditional and emerging areas of business and management, ranging from accounting, finance, business economics, information systems and management, marketing, general management specialized integrated management of tourist complexes and tourism. Our programs are delivered at all levels of higher education, including undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral, MBA, EMBA, DBA, and executive education. Additionally, we strongly encourage interdisciplinary teaching, learning and research within the University and abroad to enhance the innovation and career development of our students and scholars. Our programs are highly recognized by the industry, which leads to excellent employability of our students. For example, our accredited professional accounting programs have been granted full course exemptions by ACCA, CIMA, CPA Australia, HKICPA, making them the best accounting programs in mainland China, Macau and Hong Kong recognized by professional accountancy bodies. More details about the Faculty are available at

Department of Finance and Business Economics

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

FBE offers programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. The programs have been designed to provide students with a solid theoretical and empirical foundation to meet high industry expectations and standards, as well as to prepare students for further study at top-notch universities around the world. The Bachelor of Science in Finance program has been recognized by the CFA Institute through its University Affiliation Program since 2012, for covering a significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate (CBOK) body of knowledge, as well as other eligibility criteria.

Head of Department

As part of its strategic development, FBA is recruiting a global Head of Finance and Business Economics Department. The successful candidate will be at the rank of full professor/professor emeritus/full professor. The position requires:

  • A PhD in finance or economics, or a closely related field;
  • Proven publishing experience in leading peer-reviewed journals in finance or economics, or related fields;
  • A demonstrated record of high quality teaching at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels and executive programs;
  • Record of excellence in supervision of doctoral students;
  • Proven leadership skills and experience in mentoring young academics;
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills;
  • Demonstrable success in promoting external cooperation, knowledge transfer and community relations;
  • Proven administrative experience in a higher education institution is an asset;
  • Fluency in English is required as it is the working language, while knowledge of Chinese/Portuguese will be an advantage.

The selected candidate is expected to take office in 2022.


Remuneration will be commensurate with the academic qualification and relevant professional experience of the successful candidate. The current maximum local tax rate is 12%, but is effectively around 5% – 7% after various discretionary exemptions. In addition to competitive compensation, UM offers a wide range of benefits, such as medical insurance, provident fund, on-campus housing/housing allowance, and other subsidies. Further details of our package can be found at:

Application procedure

More details of the vacancy can be viewed at The University has appointed Perrett Laver to provide a consultancy service for the recruitment of this position. A motivation letter, detailed curriculum vitae in English and other related documents should be sent to the following address, with reference citation no. FBA/DFBE/HOD/02/2022.

1901 Wilson House, 19-27 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3955 9675

The position will remain open until filled. Consideration of applications and nominations will begin immediately. Interested persons are encouraged to submit their documents no later than March 31, 2022 to ensure a timely review. Applicants may consider their application unsuccessful if they are not called for an interview within 3 months of submission. For any enquiries, please call Dr. Gary Tang at +852 3955 9675.

***Personal data provided by candidates will be kept confidential and used only for recruitment purposes***

** On equal condition of qualifications and experience, priority will be given to permanent residents of Macau **


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