LSE Fellow in Political Theory

London (Greater) (GB)
30 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
27 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department of Government

LSE Fellow in Political Theory

Salary from £34,516-£41,317 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £44,456 pa inclusive.

Salary is competitive and not less than £34,516 pa inclusive.

This is a fixed term appointment for 12 months from 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018

The Department of Government, a large and vibrant academic unit within the LSE, is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral LSE Fellow in Political Theory. The LSE is a leading centre for the study of political theory and philosophy, constituting one of the UK’s largest concentrations of researchers in this area and related fields. The Political Theory Group is based in the Department of Government and maintains close relations with political theorists and philosophers in other parts of the School, for example in the Departments of Law, Philosophy and International Relations. One of the Group’s key assets is the breadth and diversity of its members’ interests and expertise, ranging from the history of political thought, to contemporary moral and political philosophy, comparative political thought, the philosophy of social science and rational and social choice theory.

The LSE Fellow in Political Theory will have completed or be due to complete a PhD in political theory/philosophy or a closely related discipline by 1 September 2017. They will also have a developing research record in political theory, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and demonstrate excellent teaching skills. Applicants with expertise in comparative political theory or multiculturalism are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please refer to the job description for further information about the post and the person specification for the criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities. For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Christian List ( Please, note that unfortunately Professor List is unable to advise on whether potential candidates should apply.

If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please e-mail: quoting the vacancy reference number.

For further information about the post, please see the How to Apply document, Job Description and the Person Specification.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 27 April 2017 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

Interviews date: w/c 9 May 2017

Commencement date: 1 September 2017

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