Professor of Maritime History

The University of Macau is a leading higher educational institution in Macao and is making strides towards becoming internationally recognized for its excellence in teaching, research and service to the community. The University is growing rapidly with a number of new strategic initiatives including the relocation to a new campus and the establishment of the largest Residential College system in Asia. The new campus is 20 times larger than the present one with a projected fast growth of student intake and faculty size. English is the University’s working language.

The Department of History of the Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for the position in Maritime History.

The Department of History currently comprises programs leading to Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees and 11 diverse historians in terms of nationality, gender and specialty, with a research concentration on Chinese History, Macao History and the History of East-West Interactions.


Rank of appointment is open, depending on qualifications. Applicants should specialize in the Spanish Empire during the Age of Sail, with a focus on relationships between East and West, ideally including but not limited to diplomatic history and missionary history as well as cultural, social and economic exchanges. The successful candidate will be required to teach General Education courses in Global History. Preference may be given to candidates with excellent command of Spanish and/or other European languages and who are willing to teach courses in European history.

Selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2014.