Assistant Professorial Research Fellow

London (GB)
15 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
23 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

International Inequalities Institute

Assistant Professorial Research Fellow

Salary is competitive and not less than £53,004 per annum inclusive.  This is a fixed term appointment for 2 years.

The International Inequalities Institute has been established by LSE in response both to the growing international concern about inequality and its consequences and to the high level of interest across all of the School’s departments and disciplines in inequality.  This appointment offers an exciting opportunity to join the multi-disciplinary institute working with some of the leading academics researching and teaching on the key questions raised by different dimensions of inequality.
The two-year fellowship is for a programme of research determined by the applicant drawing on their own expertise and past research focussed particularly on ethnicity, race and equity.  We look forward to applicants’ own proposals for what aspects of this they would like to address and what disciplinary approach(es) they would use. 

Potential fields of study could include issues such as (but not limited to) the following:

  • Empirical analysis using large datasets for the country or countries to be studied examining inequalities in economic outcomes or wider aspects of well-being, and trends in them.
  • Examination of longitudinal data that allows analysis of differences in life chances related to ethnicity and race.
  • Qualitative/ethnographic studies of particular contexts
  • Study of intersectionalities in different kinds of inequality and disadvantage.
  • Studies which shed light on experiences of discrimination and/or national and local policies, legal frameworks and practices that can counter it.
  • The relationships between area polarisation, racial and ethnic background, migration and settlement patterns.

We would welcome proposals concerned with contexts in the global South or North, with an explanation of the wider insights that these will generate.

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 occupational pension scheme, a collegial faculty environment and excellent support, training and development opportunities

To apply for this post, please click here. If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please e-mail:  or contact the recruitment team at 020 7107 5205

The closing date for receipt of applications is 23 October 2016 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

Interviews are likely to be held in w/c 5 December 2016.

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