Assistant Professor in Political Science

London (GB)
22 Aug 2016
End of advertisement period
22 Sep 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

LSE values diversity and strives to promote equality at all levels.
For this post, we particularly welcome applications by women and ethnic minorities.

Assistant Professor in Political Science

Salary is competitive with Departments at our peer institutions worldwide and not less than £52,427 pa inclusive

The Department of Government at the LSE is looking to recruit a career-track Assistant Professor in Political Science with an emphasis on candidates whose research explores questions of political inequality, identity and representation with respect to gender and/or race.

The Department is working to extend its teaching and research coverage of gender and politics and/or race and politics, broadly defined, at the undergraduate, MSc and PhD levels. The position is open to candidates from across the discipline and with a wide range of methodological approaches and country or regional specialisms. 

The successful candidate should normally have, or be close to obtaining (by 1 September 2017), a PhD in political science or a closely related field. Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills and relevant teaching experience. Candidates should also have an outstanding research track record and trajectory in this area, as evidenced by existing publications or potential to publish in top journals in political science or closely-related disciplines.

The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification, which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.
In addition to a competitive salary the benefits that come with this job include an occupational pension scheme, a research incentive scheme with personal reward options, generous research leave (sabbatical) entitlement, a collegial faculty environment and excellent support, training and development opportunities.

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The closing date for receipt of applications is 22 September 2016 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.