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LSE Fellow in Philosophy (Philosophy and Public Policy)
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Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method


LSE Fellow in Philosophy (Philosophy and Public Policy)


Salary from £35,999 to £42,019 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £43,360 pa inclusive of London allowance


This is a fixed term appointment for 12 months, starting from 2 September 2019



The Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method seeks applications for a one-year LSE Fellowship in Philosophy. The LSE Fellow will contribute to the scholarship and intellectual life of the School by conducting teaching and research which will enhance the School’s reputation as a research-led teaching institution, with appropriate mentoring from the department.


The post holder's main responsibilities will be to contribute to the teaching of a “Philosophy for Policy Makers” course primarily for MPP students in the School of Public Policy and to the teaching of a “Philosophy, Morals and Politics” (moral and political philosophy) course primarily for MSc and undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Philosophy.


Candidates should have a very good knowledge of (i) philosophy and public policy and (ii) moral and/or political philosophy. They should also have a developing, high quality research record in philosophy and public policy, moral philosophy, and/or political philosophy. They should have relevant teaching experience and an ability to do high quality teaching, as evidenced by references and/or teaching evaluations. Candidates should have completed or be close to completing a PhD in Philosophy or another relevant discipline by the post start date.


The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification for this post, which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.


 If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email


The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 12th June 2019 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.


The anticipated interview date is Friday 5th July.


An LSE Fellowship is intended to be an entry route to an academic career and is deemed by the School to be a career development position.  As such, applicants who have already been employed as a LSE Fellow for three years in total are not eligible to apply. If you have any queries about this please contact the HR Division. 
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