Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, School of Economic Mathematics

Position ID: 2188-OPENRANK1 [#14573]
Position Title: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Chengdu, Sichuan 611130, China [map]
Application Deadline: 2020/07/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/09/24, finished 2021/01/16)
Position Description:    

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School of Economic Mathematics (SEM) at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE), Chengdu, China, invites applications for several faculty positions to the fall term of 2019, with a start date of August 15, 2020. Candidates will be considered for the Assistant, Associate, Full Professor (and University Chair Professor) rank, either tenure-track or tenured, depending upon their experience and qualifications. We seek candidates dedicated to our mission and commitment to excellence in both teaching and research. Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests are in the spectrum of the following areas: 
  • All areas in mathematical finance and economics; 
  • Numerical analysis and scientific computing;
  • Differential equations and their applications; 
  • Stochastic control and optimization; 
  • Operations research; 
  • Game theory; 
  • Probability and statistics
However, candidates whose research interests complement the strengths of the department’s current faculty will be also considered. The expertise of current faculty members is represented by Algebra, Combinatorics, Number Theory, Operator Theory and Functional Analysis, Statistics and Applied Econometrics, etc. 

Applicants need to have a Ph.D. in mathematics or a related field of application, and for the Ph.D. candidate, certificate of a doctoral degree is required at the time of appointment. Applicants need to demonstrate evidence of outstanding accomplishments and promise in both research and teaching, and candidates for senior positions must have an established strong record of research and leadership in their research areas. In addition to developing external funding to support research endeavors, candidates will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, up to three courses each annual year, and the instruction language can be either Chinese or English; service to the University, School/Department and professional organizations are also expected. 

Salary and start-up fund will be commensurate with experience and qualifications and the University also provides generous financial awards for both teaching and research. A typical annual income of a tenured faculty is about 300K-500K RMB (approximately 43K-72K USD). Together with the package come with other benefits such as housing subsidies, health care, state pension, sabbatical leave, etc. Excellent talents will be automatically considered for the application of Guanghua 100-Talent Project in SWUFE, and salaries and benefits for qualified candidates are internationally competitive. To apply, applicants should upload the following materials through this website: 

  • cover letter;
  • curriculum vitae; 
  • research statement; 
  • teaching statement; 
  • publication list; 
  • no less than three letters of reference (to be uploaded directly to, at least one addressing teaching;
  • 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 online 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 the 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 the 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.

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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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