Southwestern University of Finance and Economics

Position ID: 2188-POSTDOC [#15303]
Position Title: Postdoc/Visiting Professorship in Mathematical Finance/Economics
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Chengdu, Sichuan 611130, China [map]
Application Deadline: (posted 2019/11/27, listed until 2020/02/09)
Position Description:    

School of Economic Mathematics (SEM) at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE), Chengdu, China, invites applications for several postdoc positions in all areas of mathematical finance and economics with a start date of August 15, 2020.  This is a non-tenure track position and application for a visiting professorship is also considered.  There is a no teaching duty for this position,  and the salary and start-up fund will be commensurate with research record and potential; and the University also provides generous financial awards for both teaching and research.  

A doctorate's degree is required, but only those graduated within 3 years will be considered for this position.  For the senior positions at SWUFE, please visit

To apply for a postdoc position, applicants should upload the following materials through this website: 
  • cover letter;
  • curriculum vitae; 
  • research statement; 
  • publication list; 
  • no less than three letters of reference (to be uploaded directly to;
  • other supporting documents (such as a list of courses taken, certificate of awards etc.) are welcome, but not mandatory. 
Review of applications will begin immediately and successfully candidates will be contacted for an interview. If you have any questions, please contact the search committee at 

School of Economic Mathematics currently has more than 60 faculty members. They form several integrated research groups in applied mathematics and financial mathematics, with strength in scientific computing and numerical analysis, partial differential equations and stochastic control and optimization. SEM encourages and maintains a long and well-recorded tradition of interdisciplinary collaboration, and scientific research of its faculties has received broad recognition by top academic journals, and national and state fund regencies. SEM offers programs for Bachelor (mathematics, mathematical finance, and mathematical economics), Master (mathematics, mathematical finance, and management & operations research) and Ph.D. (mathematical finance). Currently, the school has an enrollment of more than 600 undergraduates and 120 full-time graduate students (about 80 masters and 40 PhDs). Each of our programs is dedicated to mathematical education of the highest quality at all levels and mathematical research that improves our society and nature.

Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) is a prestigious national research university in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China. The university is under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education and its business school is ranked among the top 3 in China for having a very strong faculty and a good reputation in the industry. SWUFE is one of the best and largest universities in finance and economics in China, with about 15,000 undergraduates, 6,500 graduate students, and 1,900+ full-time faculty members. This university has two campuses, the main one in suburb area (where SEM locates) and the supporting one in the city center. Both campuses are easily connected to the Bus and advanced Metro system. Chengdu is the capital city of Sichuan province and it is one of the most populous cities in China, and one of the most important economic, financial, commercial, cultural, transportation, and communication centers in western China. Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport has more than 100 international routes and more than 200 domestic routes dated in September 2019. This city is known as the "Country of Heaven” for its cuisine and leisure lifestyle.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
314, Tongbo Building, School of Economic Mathematics, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics,
555 Liutai Ave, Wenjiang, Chengdu, Sichuan 611130, China

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