Postdoc in Investment and Asset Pricing


  • Location: Shenzhen - China
  • Salary: ¥300,000 to ¥400,000
    £34,244.70 to £45,659.60 converted salary* p.a.
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Placed on: 28th October 2021
  • Expires: 27th December 2021

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.

Postdoc Positions

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 Procedure

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 : hiring@sustech.edu.cn and finhire@sustech.edu.cn].

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.

For more information on Talents programs, please refer to the website http://www.gaoxinbutie.com/haiwairencai/.

Application Process

To apply to join our team, please click the apply link below and provide the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • PhD certificate
  • Five published articles (Within the last five years)
  • Executive summary of academic achievements & proposed research or work plan (1000 words)
  • Letter of recommendation and the names and email addresses of 3 referees (university professors)