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Postdoctoral Research Fellow/ Associate Professor in Finance (Corporate Finance)

Sun Yat-sen University - International School of Business & Finance

Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), also known as Zhongshan University, has consistently ranked among the top 10 Chinese universities, and is a preeminent research institution and the premier location for talent development in China. International School of Business & Finance is located in Zhuhai (very close to Hong Kong and Macau) and is a leading international player in research and teaching across economics, accounting, finance and management. We have consistently rated as one of the China's top schools in the National Subject Assessment Exercises. To pursue the internationalization of higher education, the school emphasizes the cultivation of students’ international vision and focuses on the development of students’ independent thinking, leadership and creativity. The school conducts active communication and cooperation with well-known overseas universities spreading the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands and so on. The school regularly invites internationally renowned experts and professors to deliver seminars and lectures. 

Job Background:

We are now looking to appoint several postdoctoral research fellows and associate professors specialized in corporate finance. Our school provides an international, friendly and supportive environment for all its members. It is a highly research active and internationally competitive group, and its members regularly publish into Chinese and International scholarly journals. Applicants are expected to have high potential in publishing at an internationally recognized level. From a teaching perspective, the successful applicant must be able and willing to deliver to the highest standards, and in line with the evolving requirements of the school. 

Job Requirements:

Applicants at the postdoctoral research fellow level should have a PhD in Finance or other specialism related to the area of the post (or be close to completing one within 6 months), as well as evidence of a clear publication plan. Applicants at the associate professor level should have had professional experience as research follow or assistant professor at the international universities and developed a list of publications at an internationally recognized level. 

Compensation and Benefits:

For postdoctoral research fellow, the appointment will be on a renewable 2-year or 3-year full time contract. For associate professor, the appointment is tenured. The school offers salary, moving allowance and startup funds competitive internationally and commensurate with experience and academic accomplishment. The school also offers a comprehensive benefit package to employees and eligible dependents, including on-campus housing, children nursery and school, as well as health plan. The school will also actively encourage and support applications to prestigious and very well-funded national programs such as the Zhujiang Talent Plan and the Postdoc Innovation Plan.

How to Apply:

Please submit (in English) cover letter, academic CV, job market paper and two letters of reference to Deputy Dean: Xuezhi Zhang ( and CC to Dr Yaoyao Fan (

Interview time and location:

Interviews are expected to take place on the 8th -10th April 2019 so interested candidates will need to reserve these days for attendance at interview in University of Birmingham (the more specific time and location will be informed after successful shortlisting). 

The successful candidates will be expected to take up the appointment on 1st September 2019 or earlier.

Location: Zhuhai - China
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent, Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th January 2019
Closes: 20th March 2019
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