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Head of Research

The United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) is a research institute at the intersections of information and communication technology (ICTs) and sustainable development. UNU-CS conducts UN policy-relevant research and generates solutions, addressing key issues expressed in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through high-impact innovations and frontier technologies. Through its research, UNU-CS encourages data-driven and evidence-based actions and policies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. UNU-CS is situated in Macau Special Administrative Region (S.A.R), China, and it is the only UN entity in the city. The Pearl River Delta, which embraces Macau, Hongkong, and Guangdong Province, is considered an emerging Silicon Valley due to its booming economy and technological innovations. The strategic location provides an exciting opportunity for researchers and experts to maximize impact of their work. More info can be found at

Head of Research

UNU-CS is seeking a Head of Research to invigorate and expand research programmes at the institute, under the supervision of the Institute Director. The ideal candidate is a mid- to late- career academic in the field of information and communication technologies for development (ICTD), human-computer interaction (HCI), data science, communications, or related fields. The selected candidate is expected to work full-time in Macau for the duration of the contract.


Under the supervision of the Institute Director, the Head of Research will perform the following responsibilities:

  1. Developing a resilient and high-quality research team within the institute

  2. Institute research fundraising strategies

  3. Research quality assurance

  4. Supporting the Director in developing and implementing the Institute Strategic Plan 2020-2024

  5. Increasing the institute’s visibility

  6. Individual research and fundraising 

For more information and to apply, please click here.

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