Research Associate (Economics) – School of Management and Economics (Ref. 2024/076/02)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

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Post Specification

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Teaching tutorials and grading assignments/exams for undergraduate courses;

2. Providing research assistance to professors;

3. Providing support for research-related activities, such as grant applications, forums, conferences, symposiums, etc.

4. Undertaking other assignments from the supervisor, such as exam proctoring, coordinating students’ academic activities, etc.

* The actual distribution of weights for the above duties may differ across individuals according to the research associate’s research/teaching interests, capabilities, and the School’s requirements.

Qualifications and Requirements:

1. Should at least have a Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, mathematics, computer science, or related fields;

2. Should be competent in mathematics, subject to passing a written test of mathematical skills;  

3. Should have good teaching and communication skills;

4. Should be competent in both written and spoken English;

5. Must have the ability of working independently and the spirit of teamwork;

6. Should honestly demonstrate working knowledge of software packages, which include but are not limited to Stata/Matlab/SAS/R/Python;

7. Would be willing to take up extra responsibilities, if needed.

Salary and Benefits

Salary will be competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointments will be made under the establishment of CUHK-SZ and statutory benefits will be provided according to the prevailing labor laws applicable in the PRC. The appointee will be based at the University campus in Shenzhen, PRC.

Application Procedure

Please send full curriculum vitae together with copies of qualification documents, and at least three references by email to:  


The potential benefits of the research assistant part of this position include accessibility to faculty members who have successful experience in publishing in top-tier economics journals in diverse fields in economics[1] and the possibility of collaborative work with the economics faculty members. All of these are highly valued by the admission committees in internationally reputable economics/finance Ph.D. programs.[2]


[1] See, for instance, American Economic Review, Econometrica, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Public Economics, just to name a few.

[2] In AY21-23, members of this position accepted offers from reputable PhD programs in Cornell University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Connecticut, The University of Virginia, Université de Lausanne, Università della Svizzera italiana, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva, Switzerland), ESSEC Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University, Nanyang Technological University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK-Shenzhen), just to name a few.

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