Assistant Professorship in Behavioural Science

London (GB)
23 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
25 Oct 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

Two Assistant Professorships in Behavioural Science

Salary is competitive with Departments at our peer institutions worldwide and not less than £53,004 pa inclusive

The LSE’s Department of Social Psychology is expanding to become the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science. Core to this expansion is our commitment to consolidating and further developing the LSE’s role as a world leader in the researching and teaching of behavioural science. Professor Paul Dolan will become Head of Department in 2017 and the expanded department will become a hub for the 50+ psychological and behavioural researchers in other disciplines across the LSE as well as a cutting-edge centre of expertise in its own right.

The successful candidates will each develop a coherent research strategy in behavioural science and produce outstanding quality publications in well recognised leading peer reviewed outlets. The primary teaching duties of the posts will be related to the LSE’s Executive Masters Behavioural Science, as well as other undergraduate and MSc programmes, and PhD supervision.

To be considered for these Assistant Professor roles, you will have a completed PhD in a relevant discipline (such as behavioural economics or psychology) by 1 September 2017. You will have a viable strategy for top-quality future research and clear potential for publications in leading journals in the field. Teaching experience at postgraduate level is essential, ideally with executive students, as are excellent communication skills.

Applications are invited from excellent candidates in any area of behavioural science, with a preference for candidates who have strong quantitative skills. The 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.

We are a cohesive and dynamic group united by our commitment to building a diverse group of psychological and behavioural researchers whose collective expertise ranges ‘from the field to the lab and back’, who conduct research which makes a significant contribution to tackling the social problems of the day.

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.

To apply for this post, please visit our webdite. If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please e-mail: quoting reference 47950.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 25th October 2016 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications. Presentations and interviews will be held on 14th and 15th December.

LSE values diversity and strives to promote equality at all levels.