The University Profile
Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) was officially established in April 2012. It is a public university funded by Shenzhen city and the chair of the university council is the mayor. Shenzhen has developed from a small fishing village 40 years ago to a modern metropolitan city with more than 20 millions in population. It is regarded as China’s Silicon Valley where numerous world’s well-known corporations are headquartered here, including Huawei, Foxconn, Tencent, ZTE, BYD, etc. In the year of 2017, its GDP has exceeded Hong Kong’s for the first time in history. Shenzhen has been ranked to be the No. 1 competitive city in Greater China region and No. 6 in the world, by the United Nations Human Settlements Program and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
SUSTech is a pioneer in higher education innovation of China, covering five hundred acres of wooded landscape in the picturesque Nanshan (Mountain South) area with an idyllic environment suitable for learning and scholarship. It is the unique university in mainland China where English is largely adopted as a teaching language across campus. With the strong support from Shenzhen city, SUSTech has developed rapidly and been approved to offer Bachelor, Master and Doctorate Degree programs by the Ministry of Education of China.
According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020, SUSTech was ranked No.8 among the listed mainland China universities. Following QS World University Rankings 2021, SUSTech was ranked No. 14 among the listed mainland China universities and No. 323 in the world.
Faculty Positions in the department of finance
The department of finance is a fast-growing department, which offers joint Doctor programs collaborating with top-tier international research universities of the world, including UBC (University of British Columbia, Canada), Warwick Business School (UK), University of Queensland (UQ, Australia), Fox Business School of Temple University (USA), National University of Singapore (NUS, Singapore), HKUST, HKU, etc. Recently, HEC Paris, the ranked No.1 business school of Europe for eight consecutive years by Financial Times, has become a strategic partner of the department. HEC’s finance programs are among the best in the world.
The department of finance in SUSTech invites applications for full time, tenured/tenure-track faculty positions (at any level: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor), as well as postdocs, in financial engineering and risk management, insurance and actuarial science, accounting, investment and asset pricing, corporate finance, and digital finance, etc. Applications from other finance related areas are also welcome.
We also welcome established or young faculty to apply for visiting assistant/associate/full professor position (given the excellent climate in the Fall and Winter as well as the good air quality of the city, it would be an attractive choice for faculty to do Sabbatical leave who could spend 3-12 months here).
Applicants should (i) be a promising or established scholar with a doctoral degree (or close to completion) from an established university; and (ii) demonstrate a specialty in the above fields. The appointee will be expected to (i) have ability to teach postgraduate and undergraduate courses; and (ii) publish research papers in top-tier journals in related fields.
Salary and Fringe Benefits
Salary will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. SUSTech offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package, including medical care and housing benefits for eligible appointees. Qualified applicants are sponsored to apply for numerous Talents Programs. Those successful applicants could receive research fund ranging from 2 to 10 million RMB and the living allowance ranging from 1.6 to 6 million RMB (tax-free) besides national incentives. The terms mentioned herein are for reference only and subject to updating by SUSTech and the funding agencies.
We seek applications for postdoc positions with expertise in a broad and related field, including cross-disciplinary fields like Blockchain application in finance, machine learning for finance, FinTech, etc. Salary will be competitive, ranging from up to 300 or 400 thousand RMB annually, commensurate with qualifications and experience. There are additional allowances provided by Shenzhen city or Guangdong province for eligible appointees, such as 1.6 or more million RMB (tax-free) for those qualified talents awarded by Shenzhen’s government. The terms mentioned herein are for reference only and are subject to updating in due time. The postdoc is a two-year contract, renewable for one additional year depending upon academic performance.
Application letter with a full up-to-date C.V.; one research statement and one teaching statement; transcripts of both undergraduate and graduate studies; copies of 3 selected research publications; names, emails and addresses of three referees, should be sent to the Search and Appointment Committee of the department of finance, Southern University of Science and Technology, 1088 Xueyuan Avenue, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 518055, China [email : firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com].
Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the positions are filled. The University would thank applicants for the application but only the candidates being shortlisted will be notified for campus interviews.