Research Assistant Professor Department of Earth and Space Sciences

Dr. Yunyi Qian born in 1990, received the BS (2013) in Geophysics from China University of Geoscience (Wuhan), and the PhD(2018) in Geophysics from University of Science and Technology of China. Then she joined Southern University of Science and Technology as Presidential Distinguished Post-doctoral Research Fellow from Jul. 2018 to Jul. 2020 and as Research Assistant Professor from Aug. 2020. Her research interests include high-frequency waveform inversion using 1D&3D Green's Functions, source physics of extremely shallow earthquakes and landslides etc.

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Source parameter determination、waveform inversion、accurate Green's Function calculation

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[1]Yunyi Qian, Xiaofei Chen, Heng Luo, Shengji Wei, Teng Wang, Zhenguo Zhang, Xinyu Luo. An extremely shallow Mw4.1 thrust earthquake in the eastern Sichuan Basin (China) likely triggered by unloading during infrastructure construction.Geophysical Research Letters, 2019.

[2]Yunyi Qian, Shengji Wei, Wenbo Wu, Hongyu Zeng, Aurélie Coudurier-Curveur, Sidao Ni. Teleseismic waveform complexities caused by near trench structures and their impacts on earthquake source study: application to the 2015 Illapel aftershocks (Central Chile),Journal Geophysical Research: solid earth, 2019.

[3]Yunyi Qian, Sidao Ni, Shengji Wei, Rafael Almeida, Han Zhang. The effects of core-reflected waves on finite fault inversions with teleseismic body wave data,Geophysical Journal International, 2017.

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The department of Earth and Space Sciences at Southern University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTech) invites applications for tenure-track (or tenured) faculty positions at the ranks of Assistant, Associate, and Full Professors.  Applicants must have earned a doctoral degree in Geophysics,Geodesy,Space Physics,Planetary Science, structural geology or closely related fields. Successful applicants will be expected to establish a robust, externally funded research program and demonstrate strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, student mentoring, and professional services.  These positions will remain open until filled.

SUSTech is a public university founded in Shenzhen, China.  It is intended to be a top-tier international university that excels in interdisciplinary research, nurturing innovative talents and delivering new knowledge to the world. SUSTech was born in 2011 with a mission to reform higher education in China. Since then, it has been widely regarded as a pioneer and innovator in collectively moving China's higher education forward to match China's ever-growing role in the international arena. Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship are the three pillars for SUSTech to stand out with distinctive Characteristics.

To apply, please submit an e-mail application that includes a cover letter, a CV with a full list of publications, a research statement, a teaching statement and contact information for three references to Prof. Xiaofei Chen at

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